125 Irwin St Brooklyn, MI 49230
Our Eldercare Services Story
Why Comfort Keepers Home Care provides eldercare services in your area.
Butch Irwin has spent the last three decades doing what he enjoys the most - helping others and providing compassionate eldercare services. From a young age, he gave aid to his grandfather who lost his leg in a motorcycle accident and relied on crutches and a prosthetic leg for mobility. His grandfather, though disabled, maintained an independent life which inspired young Butch to stay positive and strong even in the face of life’s challenges. It brought Butch great satisfaction, aiding someone who was such an inspiration to him, so much so it would later become his lifelong career.
After high school, Butch looked into possible career paths with the help of his newly married wife, Dawn. Dawn was attending nursing school at the time, a career she currently holds today as a full-time Registered Nurse. Suggesting he would make a great respiratory therapist, Butch decided to look further into the field. It didn't take long for it to become clear that a career in eldercare services was the career path for him. Helping patients directly and seeing the impact it had on their day-to-day lives was a perfect fit.
Compassionate Eldercare Services
For the past 30 years, Butch has been a Field Operations Manager for a company working directly with the VA, a manager for a national respiratory company, as well as an in-home caregiver working directly with eldercare services patients, one-on-one. Over those years Butch and Dawn raised six children while both dedicating their lives to patient care, Butch as a Respiratory Therapist and Dawn as a Registered Nurse.
After the kids were grown and years had passed, Butch started to wonder how he could take what he enjoyed the most about his field and make it his main focus, home health care. Working for large companies for most of his career, Butch realized that direct patient care wasn't always what he was tasked to do, even though it was his true passion. In what seemed serendipitous, Butch discovered Comfort Keepers and their eldercare services. Now that satisfaction of helping others that he experienced since a young age could be fulfilled.
As a Comfort Keeper®, Butch looks forward to lending a helping hand. If you or a loved one are in need of eldercare services, give Comfort Keepers Home Care a call at (517) 481-2177 and let us help! We look forward to helping you in doing what we love most: maintaining independence.