Dawn Wittig, Founder, has over 30-years experience in geriatric and developmentally disabled long-term care planning. Her most recent years have revolved around her passion, in-home care. Dawn is a BSN, co-founder of the Alzheimer’s Association Sheboygan County Memory Walk and a Rotarian. In addition, she has served on all board positions as a member of the Dementia Care Network.
Jodi Herbst Ringen, RN, BSN, CWON, Operations Manager Dane and Rock Counties is a certified wound and ostomy nurse with 13 years of experience working in multiple settings including home health care, inpatient med/surg, wound/ostomy care, case management as well as teaching for Edgewood College School of Nursing. Jodi partnered with us in 2021 to lead our team in Dane and Rock Counties.
Melissa Johnson, LPN, Care Planner, has over 30 years of experience involved long term care as well as in the clinical setting. Melissa joined us in 2021 and works to support our team in Dane and Rock Counties.
Todd Wittig, Co-Owner, has over 30-years experience in business, involving risk management, systems engineering, and construction. Todd is a Rotarian and has served on the boards of Shelter Care and Love Inc.
Tender Hearts is committed to building a quality team of dependable, trustworthy and compassionate in-home care professionals.
Our dedication starts with caregivers who are not subcontractors, but instead are employed as part of our team. Our caregivers go through a comprehensive selection process involving screening, assessing and interviewing. This process, below, helps us identify caregivers who are reliable, honest, trustworthy, have personal styles that fit the job, and will enrich the lives of our clients.
Assessments are an important part of pre-employment that examine attitude, behavior, personality characteristics, and core traits. A commitment to qualify dependable, trustworthy and compassionate in-home professionals that also includes;
• Essential Functions Testing
• Criminal Background Checks
• Motor Vehicle Records
• Professional and Personal Reference Checks
• Random Drug Testing
Our dedication continues with the following:
• Comprehensive Orientations
• Care Planners
• Care Plans
• Client-specific Training
• Monthly Care Skills Training and Team Building
• In-home Quality Checks
• 24-hour Support System
• Strict Privacy Compliance Requirements