Meet Our Comfort Keepers in Inver Grove Heights, MN

Our team of Comfort Keepers is uniquely qualified and ready to help seniors in Inver Grove Heights and the Surrounding Areas.

Every member of our Comfort Keepers team is professional and well trained. We conduct a thorough screening and interviewing process to identify the best home care providers, and only those who pass this process go on to complete training to deliver our special brand of home care and become Comfort Keepers. What truly sets our people apart, though, is their natural gift for caring for others. 

All Comfort Keepers senior helpers pass extensive background checks and complete continuing education. They are bonded, insured and covered by workers' compensation insurance to protect our clients and their families. 

We provide home health care services for families in Inver Grove Heights, Cottage Grove, Eagan, Lilydale, Mendota, Mendota Heights, Richfield, South St. Paul, St. Paul Park, Sunfish Lake, West St. Paul, and Woodbury in Dakota County, MN.

Joan Wurzer

Owner/General Manager

Joan Wurzer is a Certified Senior Advisor and Owner/General Manager of the Inver Grove Heights, MN Comfort Keepers® office.  Prior to starting her business, she worked in the financial services industry doing venture capital investing and forming and managing locally based investment groups.  She left that career to care for her father and those experiences brought about the passion for a new career helping seniors and their families.  She is on the board of Living Longer & Stronger in West St. Paul, an initiative working to connect residents with resources they need to remain active and engaged in the community.  She lives in Inver Grove Heights with her husband and two children.

Dawn Casey-Brooks

HR Staffing Coordinator

HR Staffing Coordinator and lifelong resident of South St. Paul, MN.  Dawn has spent the majority of her career in senior housing and care. She enjoys all the aspects of her job from the organizational facets to the staff interaction, and the occasional hands-on caregiving giving her the direct contact with clients that provides her with the ability to stay in touch with and understand their care needs. Dawn is trained as a certified nursing assistant.

Lezlie Ward

Scheduling Coordinator

Lezlie has been a part of the care industry for 25 years. She is the mother of 4 lovely daughters ranging in age from 16 to 27, and resides in Newport, MN. She was raised in South St. Paul, so she is very knowledgeable of the Comfort Keepers IGH service area. She enjoys being a soccer, band, and show choir mom in her spare time.

Rebecca Peterson

Registered Nurse Care Coordinator

Registered Nurse Care Coordinator and a resident of Eagan, MN.  Becky oversees personal care services for our clients and supervises our home health aides.  She had worked primarily at the MN VA health care facility during her long career, specifically in intensive care and out-patient surgery.  Becky enjoys gardening, crafting and cooking in her spare time.

Sandra Stephan


Bookkeeper for our office since June of 2017. Sandie retired from a Human Resource career, wanting to return to her accounting background.  She has a B.S. in accounting and multiple years of accounting experience for a small business and non-profit organization.  She is a proud mother of two adult children and resides in South St Paul, being born and raised there.  

Comfort Keepers is proud to serve the following areas of Minnesota:

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