Team Care Right
Team Care RightEach of our advocates is either a licensed medical professional or has a masters-level education and/or years of experience. Each team member is also highly trained in understanding dementia. They’ve been hand-picked by Annalee for outstanding levels of caring and compassion, professionalism, communication skills with clients and families, and follow-through on important details. Advocates are carefully matched with clients according to client and family needs, desires and schedules.
Annalee Kruger: Founder and President of Care Right, Inc.For Annalee, providing senior-care guidance to families is more than just a career – it’s her passion.
At a young age, Annalee witnessed the challenges seniors face while living with her grandparents (Dad’s father and Mom’s mother) in her childhood home. Annalee’s grandfather, a significant role model, instilled in her the importance of family. Her grandmother, whose health was poor, taught Annalee about grief, loss and how medical issues can affect a senior’s quality of life. View Annalee's full biography here.
Mary Andrae: Client AdvocateMary is a registered dietitian with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition from Mount Mary University, Milwaukee. She has worked in many health-care settings from acute care to long-term care, and understands the dynamics of the health-care system. Mary has seen many changes in the heath-care industry in her experience of over 25 years. Adapting to those changes and looking to future changes is a strong gift of Mary’s. She works with patients who have been diagnosed with many complications including diabetes, cardiac, and oncology. Mary recognizes functional challenges like the need for feeding tubes and therapy to support patients. She assists clients with the importance of nutritional care and appreciates the collaborative approach of the entire team: from physician to therapist; including the family role in the total approach to a patient’s well-being and thriving.
Mary is a mother, a wife, a tennis player and has been a caregiver to her mother when she went through many medical challenges. Mary recognizes how important it is to be a patient’s advocate and believes that open communication toward planning future steps is very important for all.
Mary is honored to be a Care Right client advocate and looks forward to helping families in their health-care journey.
Mike Kosicek: Client AdvocateMike takes an holistic approach to care. He applies multi-faceted insights from his education at Aurora University, where he holds a Master of Arts degree in education with double minors in psychology and sociology. As a client advocate, Mike coordinates family communication, spends quality time with the client to focus on mental clarity and stimulation, and performs environmental assessments. Mike tours long-term care, assisted living and memory care communities to help educate families on each community’s unique offerings for their loved one’s specific needs. He focuses on gaining the true pulse of each community, enabling clients to find the proper fit the first time. Mike also plays a pivotal role in community outreach to educate others about what Care Right offers and establish relationships with key leaders in the senior healthcare market. Mike is a husband of more than 25 years and the father of two adult children, and he has adopted several rescued greyhounds over the past 15 years.