Traverse City, Michigan
1755 Barlow St, Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 222-5376
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Trusted In-Home Senior Care Serving Traverse City

Comfort Keepers In-Home Care of Traverse City.

Meet Our In Home Health Care Services Experts In Traverse City

Our Team Is Uniquely Qualified And Ready To Help With Your In Home Health Care Services Needs in Petoskey, Traverse City, MI and surrounding areas

Quality care is of the utmost importance to us at our care agency in Traverse City, MI. That is why we make it a priority to ensure our staff is the best of the best. Every member of our team is professional and well trained to provide in home health care services and private duty nursing to a variety of clients with varying needs. As part of our hiring process, we conduct a thorough screening and interview to identify the best care providers, and only those who pass this process go on to complete our extensive training to deliver our special brand of care and become care providers themselves. Our training includes best practices developed over decades of delivering care to those across the country and around the world. We hold all of our staff, locally and internationally, to the same high standards.

What truly sets our people apart, though, is their natural gift for caring for others. Our care aides truly care about their clients and go above and beyond to make sure their in home health care services needs are met and that each client is comfortable and well cared for. Senior care providers share stories, memories, advice and much more with their clients. This close relationship often develops past a caregiver-client dynamic into friendship and even a familial relationship. 

All care providers pass extensive background checks and complete continuing education before entering our clients’ homes to provide care services. They are bonded, insured and covered by workers' compensation insurance to protect our clients and their families while providing industry leading care.

Find out more about our care agency and how we can help your loved one with our in home health care services.

Teresa Ellis

Office Manager

teresaellis@comfortkeepersnwmi.com

“It feels good that every day we are helping so many seniors in our communities and that the work we all do makes a difference.”

Teresa has been with Comfort Keepers since 2012. Previously, she worked in the staffing industry and is able to use those same skills at Comfort Keepers, in a position she finds very fulfilling. Teresa works with clients to make sure all of their needs are met and they have a consistent person to call. Additionally, she ensures that the caregivers have the tools to implement their clients’ plan-of-care. She handles scheduling issues, as well. She has a degree from Northwestern Michigan College and has lived in Northern Michigan since 1999. Teresa and her son Christian love it here, but also enjoys visiting family in Florida. 

Bethany Korbel

Operations Manager

bethanykorbel@comfortkeepersnwmi.com

“I want to make Comfort Keepers a great employer and a place people enjoy working.”

Bethany has been with Comfort Keepers since 2007 and chose to work here in order to make a difference in the community. Previously, Bethany worked as a teacher and has a degree in education. As Operations Manager, Bethany oversees the day-to-day flow of Comfort Keepers, making sure that clients and staff have the best experience possible. Bethany lives in Traverse City with her husband Michael. Volunteering for Big Brothers Big Sisters and spending time with her sheepadoodle, Cali, as well as her three nephews and one niece is what fulfills Bethany in her free time. Gardening, kayaking, snowshoeing, boating and going to festivals are also hobbies.

Janice Rehkopf

Director of Client Services

janicevipond@comfortkeepers.com

“I can go home every night and say that I changed the world; one senior and one family at a time.”

Janice has been with Comfort Keepers since 2005. She conducts the initial in-home assessments to assist our clients and families develop an ongoing plan to increase quality of life and independence. She also works with other agencies and medical providers to provide ongoing client, family, and caregiver support, as care evolves.  Janice has twenty years of experience serving seniors, specializing in memory care, end-of-life care and coordination of care. Originally Janice took the job with Comfort Keepers because when she met Leslie she could feel the passion she had for serving seniors. Being a mom to her daughter is her greatest joy. She also likes playing chess and poker, but loves being on or in the water, four-wheeling, camping and nature walks.

Melanie Martell

Quality Care Manager

“I am very passionate in overseeing the highest level of quality care that our seniors deserve.”

Melanie has a background in sales and marketing, as well as, admissions in skilled nursing homes, but Comfort Keepers is lucky to have had her for over five years! As the Quality Care Manager, Melanie performs in-home assessments, plan of care updates, and coordination of all aspects of client care. Melanie is blessed and happily active with her two beautiful daughters. Kayaking, hiking, running, yoga and being outdoors are some of her favorite things to do. Additionally, she loves to watch football!

Adrienne Hope

Human Resources Manager (All territories)

Adrienne has been with Comfort Keepers since 2021, and she brings her knowledge and experience from the health care administration field, marketing coordination, and her years as an educator. As the Human Resources Manager, Adrienne focuses on bringing great new caregivers onto the team, building connections with new and long-standing Comfort Keepers staff, developing continuing education plans, and ensuring our team continues to meet the highest standards of quality caregivers. In her personal time, she immerses herself in fiction books and in the enjoyment of an eclectic range of music. Adriene has called the northern Michigan area home for over a decade and is in love with the forests of the Traverse City area. She shares her home and heart with her family and one very large black cat who won everyone’s affection.

Linda Mack, LPN

Training Specialist

“I really enjoy working with the senior population. My goal each day is to make someone smile!”

Linda has been with Comfort Keepers since August 2014. In addition to nursing, Linda’s role focuses on hands on training with our caregivers. Linda has a vast amount of experience in the medical field, being an active LPN since 1972; she has worked in a hospital setting in a variety of departments and served as an admissions coordinator at skilled nursing facilities.  When she is not helping clients and caregivers she is busy with her three kids, seven grandchildren, two horses, two dogs and one cat! She loves to be in the woods horseback riding and hunting with her son.      

Diana Colbath

Coach

Diana has been with Comfort Keepers for over 5 years. She took her original Nurse’s Aide training at the age of 17 while still in high school. She worked weekends until she graduated then full time after that. For a year Diana worked midnights in a small hospital ER in Indiana, then back to Grand Rapids and nursing homes there. She took some time off and worked other jobs before going to Meadowbrook around 1993. In 2008 Diana started at CK part time, loved the company and job so much that she gave up her full time printing job to go full time with CK. She has never regretted making that change.

Diana enjoys making a difference in people’s lives and that she can help our seniors stay home and be safe, and give their loved ones/families peace of mind. She loves the smiles and hugs when she walks into clients doors. The supervisory part of her job is what she enjoys as well. She really enjoys knowing that she is helping our caregivers to be the best that they can be. She is excellent at teaching them new ways to do their jobs and enjoys watching our caregivers grow. 

Samantha Wagner

Weekend Scheduler

“I love working with the elderly because they share their wisdom and amazing experiences.”

Sam is a mother of two and enjoys being outdoors and doing crafts. Her favorite way to spend time is with her family.

Sam helped her grandma care for her great grandma in the summertime growing up and really enjoyed being with her. This was the beginning of her career in senior services. Since then she has worked in various positions serving seniors in home health care and at long-term care facilities as a CNA, staffing coordinator, central supply manager.

Tonya Fegan

Northern Territory Manager (Northern Territory)

“I have a passion for seniors and their families, assisting in enhancing their lives and helping them stay as independent for as long as possible.”

Tonya Fegan graduated from North Central Michigan College in 1996 with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in accounting. For the last 10 years, she has been involved in Independent Senior Living in Mackinaw City and Petoskey as the Marketing Director, leasing apartments as well as being involved with many senior advocacy groups. Tonya has a passion for seniors and their families, assisting in enhancing their lives and helping them stay as independent for as long as possible.  

She served on the Mackinaw City Chamber Board of Directors for 5 years, was secretary for The Mackinaw City Historical Society, and was active with the Mackinaw Women’s Club. She now volunteers as an ambassador for the Petoskey Chamber of Commerce, co-chairs the Walk to End Alzheimer’s committee, and chairs ACES (Advocates for Charlevoix Emmet County Seniors) meetings.

Tonya lives in Indian River where she enjoys spending time with her 3 children, grandson, family, and friends. She loves to be on her boat, kayaking, snowshoeing, and many other outdoor activities. 

Allison Sharp

Northern Territory Scheduler

Allison joined Comfort Keepers in January 2022. Previously, Allison worked in sales and marketing at a retirement community in Holland, MI for 11 years. As the scheduler for the northern territory, Allison works to ensure that clients are getting their visits staffed with caregivers they love, that caregivers are getting the hours that they are looking for with a great client match, and overall, to create consistency for both clients and caregivers.

Allison lives in Indian River with her husband, Taylor, and their golden retriever, Stanley. In her spare time, she enjoys being with family & friends. Some of her hobbies include boating, cross country skiing, traveling, and reading.

Kelsey Baker

Central Territory Coordinator

"I became interested in Comfort Keepers because of my passion for working with the elderly and advocating for them when they are unable to.”

Kelsey joined Comfort Keepers in 2019 as a Care Coordinator. Kelsey graduated from Baker College with a degree in Medical Assisting. Kelsey has two years’ experience working in direct patient care. As a native to the Traverse City area, Kelsey cares about the community and knows working at Comfort Keepers is a way to give back – caring for the community seniors! In her spare time, she enjoys time with her family, her two dogs, Sasha and Moose, camping, fishing, and enjoying the beautiful outdoors!

Jennifer Biggs, RN

Lead Nurse

Jennifer joined the Comfort Keeper’s Team in 2022.  She started working in healthcare in 2003 and became a nurse in 2005 while living in Colorado, working in various hospital environments, but primarily in rehabilitation and critical care.  Jennifer has loved the experience of providing high quality care in the home for the Comfort Keeper seniors and their families.  Jennifer lives in Leelanau Country with her husband Charlie.  In her free time, Jennifer loves to garden and cook for her large extended family and group of friends.  She also loves boating and to swim in our beautiful lakes as often as possible.

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Danielle Clayton

Talent Development Specialist

Danielle has been with Comfort Keepers since 2023. She previously worked for many years in education in a variety of roles. She has a degree in education and a certification in educational leadership. Danielle is passionate about the senior community and loves that her career is centered around making a difference in their lives.   

Danielle has lived in Traverse City since 2019 and enjoys spending quality time with her two daughters, watching them fulfill their passions. She also loves running, spending time on the water and horseback riding.

Interested in joining the Comfort Keepers Traverse City care team?

We offer competitive compensation, a highly flexible work schedule, and opportunities to impact someone’s life in a meaningful and fulfilling way. Whether you’re looking for a part-time job senior care job or the start of a new career, we’d love to hear from you.

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