Danette (Wade) Krogh
A native of Chicago, Danette Krogh discovered her passion for senior services while working as the Human Resources Facilitator for Salem House of Lutheran Social Services of Illinois. In human resources, Danette coordinated the employer benefits and services for home care assistants, individuals who provide non-medical assistance to seniors who are able to remain in their homes.
Danette became aware of not only the need for the services provided, but also the degree to which both private and public social service agencies fail to provide adequate assistance for the elderly in our communities.
Receiving her Ph.D. Mrs. Krogh originally trained as a psychologist and worked with children and adolescents. Now working at the other end of the age spectrum Krogh enthusiastically embraces her vocation in senior care.
Danette returned to school in 2003 to receive her certification in Gerontology from the University of Illinois, Urbana & St. Louis University.
From 1999 to 2007, Mrs. Krogh was program director of Salem House, located at 74th and Prairie Avenue on the south side of Chicago. During her tenure as director, Salem House received numerous awards including several Illinois Homecare Assistant of the Year awards and three Supervisor of the year awards.
Danette is past president of the Illinois Association of Community Care Program Homecare Providers, an organization which links in-home-care programs for seniors who qualify for state assistance.
Prior to joining LAMUS, Danette was program director for homecare at Catholic Charities of Chicago.
Danette has also presented at the Illinois Governor's Conference on Aging for nine consecutive years providing the key-note luncheon address in 2002. A former cabinet member of the Life Services Network, Mrs. Krogh travels extensively across Illinois providing workshops, conferences, and and consultation for Home Care Aide programs.
She remains dedicated to promoting the priority of care for Illinois citizens who have worked and contributed and now, in the sunset of life, deserve our gracious best.