Mission and Values

Vision

We envision a community that is fully supported to navigate through our shared journeys of aging, chronic illness and end-of-life.

Mission

Care Partners of Cook County provides support and companionship on the journey of aging and serious illness.

Values

Client-centered:     We focus on the goals and needs of the whole person.

Respect:                  We maintain healthy boundaries and honor the journey of each person we encounter.

Confidentiality:     We hold the privacy of client information as paramount.

Collaboration:        We support and work with the continuum of elder services in Cook County.

 

History and Partners

Care Partners of Cook County was incorporated as a nonprofit in 2015. It grew from a community effort to provide hospice-like services in 2008 and, in 2010 as a program of the North Shore Health Care Foundation, began to provide hospice-trained volunteers and nurse Care Coordination. Care Partners soon grew to not only serve those with serious illness, but to also support caregivers and to assist at-risk seniors in staying in their homes.

Care Partners Of Cook County is funded by generous donations from the community, the North Shore Health Care Foundation, the Northland Foundation, Cook County Community Fund, Head of the Lakes United Way, Operation Round-up, the Victory Fund, the Medica Foundation, the Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation and through a Live Well at Home Grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services and federal Older Americans Act grants from the ARDC Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging.

Board of Directors

Jayne Johnson, President
John Bottger, Vice President
Jack McHugh, Secretary/Treasurer
Judy Peterson
Carolyn Schmidt
Nancy Starr
Nancy Larson
Kathy Reeves

 

 

Nancy Starr, John Bottger, Kathy Reeves, Nancy Larson, Executive Director Kay Grindland, Carolyn Schmidt, Judy Peterson, Jayne Johnson, Jack McHugh 

Staff

Kay Grindland
Director
218-387-3788
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Marnie Hovland
RN Care Coordinator
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Marth Olson
Senior Rides Coordinator
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Linda Dobosenski
Program & Volunteer Coordinator
218-387-3788
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