Meet the Team

John, Wendy, & Danielle


John, Wendy, and Danielle started this business as a result of their experience as a family with Home Care. As a family, we saw a real need to provide a trustworthy resource in the senior community. John ran and owned Service Oil Company for over 30 years, Wendy has been a caregiver her entire life, and Danielle has worked in the Adult and Children’s protective service field for 8 years. This is a journey we wanted to take as a family, so we could offer families support, resources, and the compassionate care in their time of need. We are blessed to be in the senior community and to work alongside all of the great community senior resources.

Becki Karczewski

Office Manager

My name is Becki Karczewski and I am the Office Manager with Always Best Care Michiana. I received my BS in Business from Indiana University South Bend with concentration in Human Resources/Labor Relations and Business Administration. I was most recently employed as the Human Resources Director for a Continuing Care Retirement Community. I enjoyed working with both the staff and residents.

Taysha Gipson

Lead Scheduler

My name is Taysha Gipson and I am the Lead Scheduler at Always Best Care Michiana. I have been working in the medical field for over ten years. I began as a billing and patient financial services representative and eventually progressed to the office manager of a Federally Qualified Health Care Center. I have an Associate degree in Pre-law and Communication from Goshen College; and I am currently working towards obtaining my BS in Health Information Management from
Indiana Tech. I am excited to work for Always Best Care Michiana and appreciate the care and services that they provide for the Senior Citizen community. I am passionate about making a difference in the life of others and look forward to working with the clients and caregivers at Always Best Care Michiana.

Nichole Crowder


My name is Nichole Crowder. I am a Scheduler with Always Best Care Michiana. I began my career in the medical field in 2014 providing Hospice care to Seniors. I joined the Always Best Care Team as a Caregiver and transitioned into the Scheduling department. I enjoy working for a family-based company while giving back to the community and helping others in need.

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Carole Muturi

Director of Client Care

My name is Carole Muturi and I am the Director of Client Care. I come with a little over 20 years’ experience in the healthcare field. I started my career as a CNA in a nursing facility, while going to school. Upon graduation, I took on different managerial roles in Nursing Homes, Assisted Livings, Home Care and a Children’s hospital. I am excited to be with The Always Best Care Family and provide support to our clients and caregivers alike. My passion is to empower people and see individuals thrive.

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Sabine Richey

Client Care Coordinator

My name is Sabine Richey and I have been working in the home care field for about 9 years now. I started as a caregiver to a private client, then joined an agency and became a Clients Care Coordinator within a year. I pride myself on being a positive voice and strong advocate for our clients and my co-workers. I know what it is like to jump back and forth daily to various clients while on overnight, weekends and on-call shifts. My door is always open for comments, suggestions, or concerns. I am a mother of 3. 2 are in College and 1 already graduated and lives in NYC. My husband and I are huge Notre Dame Fans. We all love to spoil our 13 year old Bishon Frise dog.

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Patti Vandergrift

Community Liaison

My name is Patti Vandergrift and I am the Community Liaison for Always Best Care Michiana. I have worked in the healthcare field for several years. I most recently served as Director of Business Development for a Long Term Acute Care Hospital. I received my BS in Business Management from Bethel College and my Masters in Public Affairs with a Health Care Concentration from Indiana University. My hobbies include camping, traveling, scrapbooking, and going to the beach. One of my greatest joys is spending time with my husband, children and grandchildren.