Staff

Sharon Truss is an LPN and part of the medical staff at “Just Like Home” senior care center in Jackson, WI…minutes away from Port Washington and GraftonSharon Truss

On-Site Nurse Lead, LPN

Sharon has been involved in care-giving for quite some time. She is the middle child, and was always the one who made sure her little brother was safe. She was also responsible for keeping track of her big sister, and responsible for steering her away from getting in trouble (which didn’t always work).

She did a lot of babysitting and loved spending time at her Grandma’s house. Upon graduation from high school, she worked as a CNA while attending school to obtain her LPN degree. Since then, she has worked in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living, home care, Hospice, and Memory Care.

Sharon has continued her education by taking college classes in ethics, sociology, and psychology, where she obtained accelerated honorable mention certificates. Her passion is working with the elderly because she feels she can help them both, medically or emotionally. Her care can make a difference in their life just by giving them care and support.

 

Linda Russel LPNLinda Russel

Licensed Practical Nurse

Linda is skilled in Disease Management, Health Insurance, Clinical Research, Customer Service, and HMOs.  She is a strong community and social services professional, with an LPN focused in Nursing, which she obtained from Moraine Park Technical College (MPTC).

“I have been a nurse for more years than I care to admit, with the bulk of my experience being in Neurology, Internal Medicine, and Case Management” said Linda.

When asked about being a nurse Linda said, “I was raised to always respect my elders and the less fortunate.  That value that was instilled in me as a child, and has remained with me throughout my career.”

Linda has joined Just Like Home Adult Day Center because she feels it is a perfect setting for her to continue nurturing her values and believes.  Her career has taken many different paths, but regardless of where her nursing role has taken her, she has been a steadfast advocate for the care of patients entrusted to her.  “I care for them as I would my own family”, added Linda.

Linda feels that at some point in her life she may be the one that needs assistance, therefore she believes in paying it forward through the care she provides today, and hopefully, she will have an advocate for her care, just as she has done for so many others.

Just Like Home Adult Day Center has been built on these philosophies, and we are very proud to have Linda as an important member of our Care Team!

 

Patti Callen

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Patti has spent a lifetime helping and caring for individuals at different levels.  She is dedicated and compassionate to seniors and is focused on providing quality care.

“I want to make sure individuals are comfortable”, says Patti.

“I’m patient, personable, and professional, and I try to always respond with a gentle touch and caring attitude, but always centering on treating them with dignity and respect.”

Patti enjoys helping Just Like Home Adult Day Center clients with activities of daily living and promotes activities that are fun, safe and engaging so that their days are happy and fulfilling.

Patti lives in Germantown and has 1 son and 4 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren on the way.  She is busy!
Patti calls herself a “professional caregiver”, and we are happy to have her on our team!

 

Janine LaVine

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

We are excited to have Janine as a member of our Just Like Home Adult Day Center Staff. She comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience, and is always focused on bringing quality care with “positive energy”.

Welcome aboard Janine!

 

 

 

 

 

Darlene Sojak

Caregiver

Darlene joins the staff of Just Like Home Adult Day Center after retiring from her full-time position.

“I needed something to do to make me feel fulfilled”, said Darlene.  “My mother died from one of the issues of Alzheimer’s Disease.  She was very healthy but stopped eating.  I miss her so much every day!”

Darlene enjoys helping people and wants to open her heart and show that she really cares about them.

Darlene resides in Jackson and has four grown children and six grandchildren.

Thanks for joining us Darlene…our clients need your loving heart!

 

Wendy-Lees Just-Like-Home-day-careWendy Lees

Caregiver

We welcome Wendy to our Just Like Home Adult Day Center team and have found that she has had experience at many different levels, which has made her a valuable addition.

She began caregiving at the age of 12 where she was a babysitter and a nanny.

She has been a member of the Service Club of Milwaukee since 1980.  Wendy is also involved with Services as a Sunday School Teacher and is a volunteer at Colonial Manor Nursing Home located in Glendale, WI.

Wendy has willingly been involved with many other service organizations, which demonstrates her desire and ability to help others with their needs.

When Wendy isn’t working or volunteering, she loves to cook.  She makes it look easy with all of her recipes and enjoys sharing with family and friends.

She resides in Jackson with her husband Scott.

When asked why she joined our Just Like Home Team, Wendy said, “I enjoy caring for others.  I feel the key is a sense of humor, as laughter is truly the best medicine.!”

Keep smiling Wendy, we are happy to have you!

 

Crystal Dorn

Billing & Payroll Specialist / Receptionist

Crystal has been with our ComForCare Home Care business for 6+ years, and has worked tirelessly in all aspects of our Home Care business.  She was originally hired as our receptionist, but through her tremendous efforts, she was promoted to our Payroll and Billing Specialist.

Having done so many things, she has become known as the “Jane of All Trades”.

As Crystal does so many things, you will oftentimes see her friendly smiling face at our front desk.

She resides in Slinger with her husband, Chris, and has three beautiful children – Bentley, Elora- Rose, and Iris.

 

 

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