Meet Our Comfort Keepers®
Our team is uniquely qualified and ready to help
Every member of our team is professional and well trained. We conduct a thorough screening and interviewing process to identify the best home care providers, 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.
Gina Brooks is an owner of Comfort Keepers Oviedo. She provides in-home care to clients to help them live a long healthy happy life in the comfort of their own home. Her duties include management, marketing, and customer service. She is also actively involved in the Oviedo Community, her family, and lives her life to its fullest!
“Life’s not over just because you’re older – mine’s not! I’m going to sky dive, I'm going to have fun. And I’ll take anyone that wants to go with me. I like to live life on the edge and to the fullest because you never know if you’re going have tomorrow.” - Gina Brooks
Gina has been in caregiving for decades, and has helped launch not just one but two Comfort Keepers locations in Florida. Her primary interests include team building and creating and maintaining relationships with clients, their families, employees and the community.
She loves to make people laugh - to literally bring comfort and joy to anyone, anywhere.
Her efforts have helped her offices earn the following awards:
Prior to starting these Comfort Keepers offices, Gina was a Domestic Engineer - that’s right she was a housewife! She has been a mother to three children, a family caregiver to her grandmother, and a wife to her business partner, Tony Brooks, for over 33 years.
Gina is a board member for Community Education & Resource Affiliation, Inc. (CERA). That organization helps to provide education and resources to seniors, caregivers and families through health fairs, networking meetings, and educational seminars.
Gina graduated from Polk State College with a degree in Physical Education. She loves reminding seniors and their families that, “Just because you’re older doesn’t mean that you can’t still go and do. You may be a little slower at it, but you can still have fun!”
During a recent interview Gina shared a little about who she is and what she does… take a moment to get to know Gina Brooks
What was it like being a family caregiver?
It was a group effort to take care of my grandmother. The whole family was involved.
As she got older she couldn’t drive. I was the stay-at-home mom and everybody else was working. I took my kids everywhere, so, we would pick up Granny and do the grocery shopping and then we would help her get the house cleaned and make sure that her clothes were washed. You just did all that.
I learned that caring for seniors is a 24/7 job. The entire family took turns. When she finally went into the nursing home we all would visit at varying times. They never knew when to expect us.
What was the reason you started Comfort Keepers?
A Publix vice president had asked Tony to be on the board of the Senior Games for Publix. He enjoyed so much interacting with the seniors involved, and he realized how much help some of them needed. Doing something meaningful in the senior community suddenly seemed very important to him. He and I discussed how we could be of service. We heard about Comfort Keepers, and liked their values.
That’s how it came about.
Tell us about what you do at Comfort Keepers
Providing excellent home health requires the care and knowledge of several team members. I pride myself on selecting employees who know what they are doing, and we are very blessed with our group. Our RN is usually the first one to visit a client, and she is excellent at creating a plan of care that will help improve the quality of life for that person.
By providing care for the client, we can take the pressure off their family members and give them a chance to have a break from the important work of caregiving. We also have the experience to suggest small changes that can make a big difference.
What others have to say about Gina Brooks
“She will do anything for anybody. Gina gives of herself often. What surprised me about her is that she is crazy, fun and lighthearted, but when it gets down to the nitty-gritty she is very detail oriented and will not let things go undone.” - Joan MacDonald, Comfort Keepers Oviedo,
Tony was inspired to become a Comfort Keeper due to experiences he gained while taking care of his wife’s grandmother and time spent serving on the board of directors for the Florida Senior Games. Tony realized the challenges of aging and the lack of information and resources available for seniors.
In his previous career with Publix Supermarkets, Inc., Tony was taught the importance of high standards, integrity and the values of sincere excellence of service. This inspired he and his wife to seek a company where they can continue those same values; Comfort Keepers was the obvious choice for them. Tony and Gina knew this is where they could make a difference in people’s lives, creating a higher quality of life for our clients.