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Meet Our Comfort Keepers®

Our team is uniquely qualified and ready to help 

Every member of our team is professional and well trained. We conduct a thorough screening and interviewing process to identify the best home care providers, and only those who pass this process go on to complete training to deliver our special brand of home care and become Comfort Keepers®. What truly sets our people apart, though, is their natural gift for caring for others. 

All Comfort Keepers pass extensive background checks and complete continuing education. They are bonded, insured and covered by workers' compensation insurance to protect our clients and their families.

Sydney Schmidt R.N.

Owner, Director of Nursing and General Manager

Sydney Schmidt is a Registered Nurse with an extensive background in geriatrics.  She worked as a visiting nurse for Medicare patients for many years. Seeing the need in many of her patients for assistance with activities of daily living, she and her husband Steve opened Comfort Keepers in 2003. Sydney is dedicated to assisting Comfort Keepers clients to live a quality life with dignity and respect. She is available to her clients at any time to answer questions and concerns.  She knows every Comfort Keepers client personally, and visits them on a regular basis to check on them.  

Steve Schmidt

Co-Owner and Bookkeeper

After helping care for his mother-n-law and father-in-law at the end of their lives, Steve wanted to be able to assist as many seniors and their families as possible. So he and Sydney opened a Comfort Keepers in 2003.  He is dedicated to helping seniors and those needed assistance to live a quality life with dignity and respect. 

Mike Schmidt

Human Resources

Mike has a background in heating, air conditioning and Hvac. After helping to care for his grandparents until they passed away, he decided he wanted to be more involved in helping the elderly. He started out with Comfort Keepers as a caregiver and his clients adored him. Mike is always available to employees and clients to answer questions or address concerns.  

Diane Wiecek

Marketer and Assistant Scheduler

Diane started out with Comfort Keepers years ago as a caregiver. She is very caring and her clients love her.  Who better to match the right caregiver to the right client. So we brought her into the office part time to help with the scheduling and sent here into the field to market.  She continues to see clients occasionally when she is not in the office or marketing. 

Toni Schmidt

Head Scheduler.

Toni has been with Comfort Keepers for many years.  She came to us with an extensive background in geriatrics and started out as a caregiver.  It was obvious that she cared for her clients and they loved her. Her commitment to quality senior care makes her the perfect person the match the right caregiver to the right client. 


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