ComfortCare Homes, Inc. (Wichita) is recently to announced expansion to the Newton, area. Rita Voth, formerly the Coordinator of Social Work Services for the Inpatient Rehab and Generations units at Newton Medical Center, will become the first Licensee of the ComfortCare Homes® residential care model in Harvey County.

An open house at the home will eb from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at 1504 Terrace Drive, Newon.

Having cared for several relatives with dementia, the Charles and Mary Lou Stark of Wichita family created a model of care that quickly became the alternative to nursing home placement.  The company has grown to 8 homes in Wichita, plus Licensees in Kansas City, Baldwin City, Pittsburg and Omaha, Neb.

Voth is a licensed master’s level social worker (LMSW) with 24 years’ experience in service — the last 4 specifically working with individuals and families dealing with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.