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In 2004, Care Connections, caregivers in Lansing, was founded on the core belief that a home care agency should consistently deliver first-rate, in-home care that is provided by experienced, health care professionals and is tailored to the unique individualized needs of the client.

A family-run business, Doc Sue, Andrea and their mother, Dolores—a retired nurse, provides the foundation for the company’s unique approach to delivering customized home care. Their commitment to excellence has earned Care Connections the trust and respect of their clients and community, and the recognition of the Lansing Chamber of Commerce as the 2007 ATHENA Business Award winner.


Our Staff

Sue Mau­rer, MD In 1986, Dr. Maurer (“Doc Sue” to her friends) earned her MD degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Doc Sue offers free talks around Mid-Michigan to targeted audiences on health topics ranging from “Senior Safety in the Home” to “The Myths of Depression”. Doc Sue is proud to be part of a family-owned company that seeks to set the standard of home healthcare in Michigan.

Andrea Miller, RN BSN. In 1988, Andrea Miller earned her RN BSN degree from Michigan State University School of Nursing. She serves as our Director of Nursing. She has over 25 years of experience in our community. Much of her experience has been working with seniors. Andrea has worked in hospitals, Long Term Care, Assisted Living, and Home Care. She believes that staying at home is frequently the best choice.

Emily Miller loves her position as office assistant at Care Connections, where she helps coordinate home visits and helps with the daily office operations. She answers client questions and ensures their needs are met. Emily is attending a local college and is studying toward a career in the Veterinary field.

Mary Ann Purificato has over 22 years of Long Term Care experience while living in Brooklyn New York.  During that time she obtained an Activities Director Certification (ADC) and she became a Dementia Practitioner (DP).  She has chosen to bring her expertise to the home setting since 2006.  In 2013, Mary Ann accepted the position of Community Liaison and Care Coordinator.  Sharing her years of experience and expertise with both our staff and community at large.