The staff at Private Duty Home Healthcare has done it all. We’ve cared for babies and individuals that have lived for nearly a century–and just about everyone in between. We’ve cared for those with short-term illnesses, disabilities, diseases, illnesses and surgical issues. And we’ve cared for the loved ones of those in need–because they too need support to get through the hard days when life seems like too much to bear. We understand the pain and frustration that often accompanies our clients. We passionately believe every person, whether in good health or bad, should be treated with respect, dignity and compassion. It is our pleasure to be the extra set of hands you need to live your best life.
Lori Costanza, Owner of Private Duty Home Healthcare and Registered Nurse
My background in healthcare started when I was 16 years old and became a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) at a nursing home with my two older sisters. This is where I gained such a warm affection for the elderly. Disturbed by the “un-home like” environment of the nursing home, we had many conversations about how someday we would open our own group home that would be as close to “just like home” as one could get.
In 2000, I graduated from nursing school at Shoreline Community College in Seattle, WA. After graduation I began working at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle on the Renal/Urology and Kidney Transplant Unit. In 2003 I moved to Michigan to be closer to family, and began working in the Emergency Department at Lakeland Healthcare in St. Joseph, MI. In 2009 I started Private Duty Home Healthcare.
Caring is what I do best. Through my 15 years of experience in providing professional healthcare to those in need, I am well acquainted in the challenges that accompany a person who is not in optimal health. I believe that Private Duty Home Healthcare offers an even more superior option to individuals than the group home my sisters and I used to dream about opening, because it’s not “just like home”, it IS home.
Courtney Rooding, Office Manager
My interest in healthcare was sparked when two of my close friends, who were Certified Nurse Assistants, suggested I become a CNA as well. Soon after earning my certification, I began working at Lakeland Continuing Care Center, in St. Joseph, MI and proceeded to work for two additional home care agencies. Once I began working with Lori at Private Duty Home Healthcare, I knew I’d found my professional home. Lori’s genuine care for her employees and clients is obvious to everyone that knows her. And I consider it a privilege to work with someone that puts their heart into what they do for a living.
Currently I serve as the Office Manager for Private Duty Home Healthcare. I’m the person most people speak with when they call the office or stop in for a visit. I’m the person that manages the day-to-day operations of the office and makes sure everything runs smoothly. I’m the person that makes sure your needs are met.
I’m a Michigan native and I’m here to stay. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband and high school sweetheart Michael, and our beautiful daughter, Cloey.