Comfort Keepers provides a spectrum of in-home care services to senior citizens. It has more than 550 franchised locations in the United States, Canada, Ireland, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the United Kingdom. The organization s caregivers offer assistance with meal preparation, transportation and housekeeping. Comfort Keepers also provide personal care services that include assistance with bathing and dressing. Its caregivers are screened through extensive background checks and are insured and bonded. The organization conducts multiple face-to-face interviews with prospective caregivers and requires personal and professional references, as well as credit, criminal and driving background checks. Comfort Keepers staff also offers specialized services for people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementia-related disorders. Comfort Keepers maintains a presence in Carlsbad, N.M.