Meet the Jay's Legacy Homecare Staff
It has been my true pleasure to serve the needs of others for the past 28 years. During this journey, I have had the privilege to serve many people with a variety of needs (those with cognitive disabilities, mental health issues, young, elderly and everyone in between!) I have worked in hospitals, nursing homes, home care and primarily residential group home settings. I believe that it is so important to choose a career that inspires you to be a better person. This career has been a true calling and my mission to help others! The benefit to helping others has been more gratifying than I could ever have imagined. I believe I was meant to lead staff to find their passion in helping others. My philosophy is to create work environments where staff truly love what they do. In turn, they are passionate about providing the best possible service to you. Your satisfaction is paramount to us! We will work diligently to enrich your life, not just “come in to do the job”. This mission is personal to me and our relationship with you and your family needs to be too. We are a small company so that we can create a personal connection! We believe you will prefer it that way!
Human Resource Director
Hi! I'm Kristin. I was born and raised here in Wisconsin, where my grandmother ran an in-home care business throughout my childhood. After school, I was blessed with the opportunity to travel for a few years and was able to see the better part of the country, as well as grow as an individual. I currently live in the Manitowoc area, where I enjoy spending my time with my family, loved ones, and my kitties. In my free time, I am passionate about photography, exploring the beautiful nature we are surrounded by, and brain puzzles, like Sodoku. I strive to make a difference every day and am grateful to put my energy into Jay's Legacy!
Area Director Door and Kewaunee County
Kelly attended the University of Wisconsin Stout where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. After 20 years of teaching at the elementary level for the Diocese of Green Bay, and raising her three successful daughters, she is loving her new career with Jay’s Legacy Home Care. Helping others has always been a priority in Kelly’s life, but recently helping elderly neighbors and family members has influenced her decision to change her path in life.
Area Director for Manitowoc
Hello, my name is Becky Wasurick, Area Director with Jay's Legacy Homecare. I began my journey in healthcare over 25 years ago and have never turned back. My career began with person's with special physical and intellectual abilities and mental health diagnosis. It has been the past few years that I have been given the opportunity to now support my community's seniors. I believe that all people have the right to dignity, respect, kindness, autonomy, empathy and compassion. I am excited to support Jay's Legacy Homecare as we offer supports that will feel like "extended" family to you and yours. I want all of my community to be supported in the way I would want my very family supported as they age.I am proud to offer Jay's Legacy staff the support they need to be the best caregivers to you and your family. I believe that by taking care of my staff they are better equipped to take care of you and/or your loved one. I am grateful to be on this journey with you all, and humbled to have the opportunity to support my community to continue to live out their golden years with peace of mind, and the highest quality of life possible.
"The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Asst Area Director for Manitowoc
Hi! I'm LeAnne and I've been working as a caregiver for 15+ years. While I've obtained degrees in Social Work, I always come back to caregiving because it's what I absolutely love to do. I enjoy helping and advocating for others. When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, gardening, and going for drives to visit and explore state parks. I also love trying out new cookie recipes and sharing them.
Asst. Area Director for Manitowoc
Mandy Kouba Puta
Mandy lives on the lakeshore with her three boys, husband, and chihuahua. She got her BA in Studio Art and English from Silver Lake College, and has found a love of serving people in the healthcare field. She has worked with individuals with cognitive disabilities, mental health struggles, and now the elderly (since joining our team in January 2023). She enjoys hearing the stories that our clients tell from their myriad life experiences almost as much as she loves finding ways to smile and laugh with them.
Lori is a staff that has the great ability to connect to anyone. Her "down to earth" approach seems to put most people at ease. She has a very caring attitude which allows others to see that she genuinely cares.
Paula has a fabulous sense of humor which really provides fun and happiness to the clients she works with. It's very easy to see how much she enjoys her job.
Linda has the ability to get things done. She will often take on projects that need to be done and is very self sufficient to see what needs to be done and do it. Her attention to detail and the willingness to go the extra mile is first-rate.
Carol is the first of our staff to complete two of our training programs through Home Care Pulse. She became certified as an Alzheimer's Association recognized Alzheimer's Specialist and a Palliative Care Specialist. Congratulations Carol! Thank you for adding to your already amazing experience working in this field by taking 16.5 hours of coursework! You are amazing and we appreciate your initiative to improve the care you
give to our clients!
Training for Staff
Jay’s Legacy Home Care believes in our staff and sets them up to succeed. Here at Jay’s Legacy Home Care, we invest in our caregivers to be the best they can be. We offer instructional training to become specialists in Alzheimer’s and dementia care, infection control, behavioral healthcare, preventing readmissions, restorative care, and palliative care and much more.