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.
Rich has operated four successful Comfort Keepers locations in New Jersey for over a decade, and was directly involved in home care for many of those years.
Prior to joining the Comfort Keepers family, Rich was a small business owner and Senior Executive in construction, retail and automotive segments. Those paths changed when he was faced with the struggle of raising a family of six children, and needing help to care for his Father-in-Law who had MS, and his Mother, battling Breast Cancer. It made it easy to understand the need for Comfort Keepers.
That need turned into enthusiasm and interest, and Rich found himself wanting to become an even greater part of a company that supports families who need help caring for their loved ones.
Comfort Keepers of the Mid-Shore began in 2003. When the previous owners decided to retire, Rich realized the need for Comfort Keepers to continue.
After visiting the Eastern Shore several times, he knew he wanted to be a part of this community, and grow Comfort Keepers to ensure that seniors on The Shore also had access to a higher level of compassionate caregiving.
He looks forward to caring for clients, and continue to give high quality, compassionate care for many years to come.
Lori Rasmussen RN, BSN
Director of Nursing
Although Lori was born, raised, and lived almost her entire life in Maryland, she came to the Eastern Shore in September of 2017.
She says she always knew from an early age that she wanted to make a difference in the world, caring for others. When Lori was in middle school, she decided she was going to be a nurse.
Her first experience with nursing started in high school, participating in an off campus program learn basic
As soon as she graduated from high school she obtained her nursing degree in just 2yrs and started her career at Anne Arundel General Hospital, now known as Anne Arundel Medical Center.
Lori worked for 10 years on their medical surgical orthopedic floor, then 5 years in their Ask A Nurse department. For the next 4 years, she worked as a middle school nurse. From there, and for 11 years, she worked from as a remote telephone triage nurse, giving health related advice and guidance to all ages from newborns to geriatrics. Out of those 11 years, the last 5 were as a remote nurse manager. Managing a team of 25-30 registered nurses that worked remote doing telephone triage from multiple different states across the US, Lori tells us, was both challenging and rewarding.
Lori brings many years of experience and a vast level of knowledge as a nurse, to be able to give back to our great community, through the vision and mission of this compassionate company and all it has to offer.
Ashley Howe is the Operations Manager, and has been a part of the team since 2013. Prior to working with Comfort Keepers, Ashley completed her undergraduate work from Eastern Kentucky University, where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Music for Violin Performance.
In addition to working in the office, Ashley volunteers in the community by performing at senior facilities, and is an avid supporter of Music Therapy.
Ashley is dedicated to helping others, and with her background in music, she hopes to positively influence an already stellar team at Comfort Keepers Eastern Shore.
Client Care Coordinator
Depina started her career with Comfort Keepers first as a Caregiver, then moved up to Scheduling Coordinator, and is now the Client Care Coordinator.
Prior to joining Comfort Keepers, Depina worked for Sotera Defense for 12 years as a Material Coordinator, supporting Army, Navy and the Marines to make sure they had all the supplies they needed in the field. During that time, Depina improved her skills in Personnel Management, Project Management and Trade and Logitistics. She was recognized for her order fulfillment skills and was included in the Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort. She says that is when she recognized her passion to help others. When Sotera moved their operations to Kentucky, Depina decided she wanted to devote her career to helping others and joined Comfort Keepers.
We are glad to have her!
Client Services Scheduler