Meet Our Comfort Keepers Team of In Home Care Providers
Our team is uniquely qualified and ready to provide in home care for seniors
Every member of our Comfort Keepers Home Care of Portland, OR team is professional and well trained. We conduct a thorough screening and interviewing process to identify the best providers of in home care for seniors, and only those who pass this process go on to complete training to deliver our special brand of home care and become Comfort Keepers®. What truly sets our people apart, though, is their natural gift for caring for others.
All Comfort Keepers pass extensive background checks and complete continuing education. They are bonded, insured and covered by workers' compensation insurance to protect our clients and their families.
If you would like to join our team and provide excellent in home care for seniors in Portland, OR, view our available jobs.
Owner/ Administrator It is my privilige to ensure this agency is run with integrity and honesty. And to make certain we always follow our mission "treat all of our clients as we would members of our own family". The clients are at the forefront of all we do. It is also my privilege to take exceptional care of our exceptional group of caregivers so they can in turn take exceptional care of our clients!
With more than 27 years of healthcare experience – Krista Grinstead brings a comprehensive range of knowledge and technical/medical prowess to her role as owner of Comfort Keepers® in Clackamas.
Throughout her professional experience and continued education, Krista saw, firsthand, the immediate need for seniors to have quality in-home care. This became even more apparent as Krista’s own aging family members and friends began to require assistance. After discovering Comfort Keepers, it was clear to Krista that the company’s mission and dedication – to provide seniors with compassionate, professional, in-home care – aligned with her own. As a member of the Clackamas community for nearly 10 years, Krista is proud to give back to those who deserve the highest quality care.
She has a wonderful family- husband and 9 year old daughter, son and daughter in-law living in Chicago, and 26 year old daughter who lives in St. Louis. She loves spending time with her family and enjoying the lovely Pacific Northwest biking, hiking and skiing.
Elizabeth Pavenko, RN
Elizabeth is our Nurse Manager. She brings the perfect package of experience and education to her role as Nurse Manager. She is a graduate of the nursing program from Clark College and in addition to her nursing studies, Elizabeth's education included training as an Emergency Medical Technician.
Elizabeth worked as CNA (caregiver) for 17 years! She honed her skills in Emergency rooms, Doernbecher Children's Hospital, and VA hospitals. Elizabeth is dedicated to improving and staying up to date on the latest nursing practices and is currently working toward a master’s degree in nursing.
“Being part of our clients' lives is an honor. It is important that every client feels validated, cared for, and respected. I am grateful for the opportunity to help them transition as their healthcare needs change. It is rewarding to be part of such a wonderful organization and meeting our many wonderful and diverse clients. I look forward to helping them reach their goal in achieving their optimum overall health."
She has two beautiful daughters who are competitive gymnasts. They keep her busy, as she is very involved with their team booster club which hosts many events like fundraisers and competitions.
In addition to her daughters, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her family and helping them with activities like sewing, crafting, and painting. She also has a love for the outdoors and gardening.
She loves being a part of the senior community and helping others.
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Meet Julia she is our business development manager. She is a kind soul and an excellent representative of our organization to the healthcare community.
Julia recently graduated from Warner Pacific College with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a Minor in Drama.
Before moving to Portland for college, she was raised in a small town near Tacoma, Washington. She is new to full-time work, though she has had several part-time jobs in food service, retention, and recreational leadership.
Her hobbies include painting and drawing, playing the cello, and spending time with nature. She is so proud to be able to tell her loved ones that she is working for Comfort Keepers, where she knows clients are deeply cared for.