Meet the Team

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Liz Johnson

Owner & Care Planning Consultant for Seniors

Liz Johnson is the owner and principal care planning consultant for Always Best Care of Bergen & Passaic County. She has a business degree in marketing from Fordham University in New York and more than 20 years of health care and patient/caregiver advocacy experience. Liz has a strong desire to help people who are concerned about quality of care for their elderly loved ones. As a hands-on manager, she is focused on ensuring that those under our care get the best possible care while remaining in their own home. Typically, she works with adult children and relatives of aging parents who need to determine the best path forward as their parents’ needs change. Liz meets with each family individually to learn about their elderly parent, the family and their needs.

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She has the experience of advocating for close family members as they dealt with health challenges associated with chronic illness and aging. Liz experienced the frustrations of interacting with the healthcare system. Her overarching concern was to make sure that her loved ones were treated with dignity and respect. She benefited from the extensive experience in working with healthcare professionals on a peer-to-peer basis rather than a doctor-patient basis. This made a difference for her family members and she developed a passion for ensuring that other people in her situation could have access to the same degree of advocacy and support. Liz wanted them that to know their love ones were cared for with dignity and respect.

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Leslie Lewis

Director of Client Services

Leslie Lewis is the director of client services for Always Best Care of Bergen & Passaic County. She has an accounting degree from Passaic Community College in New Jersey and extensive health care experience as former licensed practical nurse and certified nursing assistant. Leslie is responsible for our office operations and is the liaison between our clients and staff. She has been part of the Always Best Care team for several years, formerly working in Virginia prior to joining us in New Jersey. Given her background in business and health care, Leslie has a thorough understanding of how to run our office successfully and matching the right care professional to deliver expert care to our clients.

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Sandra Jones-Ross, RN

Director of Nursing

Sandra Jones-Ross is the director of nursing for Always Best Care of Bergen & Passaic County. She has a nursing degree from Winifred B Baldwin School of Nursing in New Jersey and extensive experience in health care as she began her career in radiology at Martland Medical Hospital in Newark, NJ. Sandra is responsible for the leadership and supervision of client care services to ensure key process indicators are met. She directly supervises our care professional team while conducting client clinical care assessments for the development of their plan of care. Her expertise having worked at various hospitals, residential communities and skilled/non- medical home care agencies at a senior clinical management level, strengthens our agency.


Our Partners

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Nick Stratton

Partner with the Stratton Ashtyani Law Group

Nick Stratton is a partner with the Stratton Ashtyani Law Group in Franklin Lakes, NJ. Nick and his firm focus their practice in the areas of Elder Law, Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Probate litigation, and Real Estate Transactions. Nick is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Seton Hall University School of Law and is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey.

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Joe Schaffner

Risk Management

Widely recognized as an innovative leader in his field, Joe Schaffner’s comprehensive approach to risk management has earned him the endorsement of more than 15 of the largest in-home care franchises, and he regularly speaks at their national conferences. With a passion and drive that stand out from the competition, Joe works relentlessly to help his clients better manage their risk and maximize their profitability.

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For over the past decade, Joe has focused exclusively on in-home care risk management, drawing on his experience to help build and manage a program with over a thousand in-home care franchisees from coast to coast. Joe provides sound advice, earns your trust and gives you the peace of mind to proceed with confidence with 24/7joe 402-578-8731

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