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The Freedom Team

Doing whatever it takes to ensure the highest quality care.

At Freedom Home Healthcare, our team members are dedicated to doing whatever it takes to ensure that each client experiences the highest quality care consistently delivered with compassion and outstanding service.

And overseeing our licensed health care providers is our leadership team, which has over 200 years of combined experience in geriatric care management.

Leadership Team

Dawn Perdon, BA

Senior Eldercare Advisor

Ms. Perdon received an associate’s degree in gerontology in 1995 and a bachelor’s degree in sociology in 1998. She also holds a certificate in gerontology. Ms. Perdon has worked in home health care and assisted living for 15 years, and joined the Freedom team in 2009.

 Specialties:

  • Home care
  • Housing options for the elderly
  • Customer service
  • Care coordination
  • Community resources

Rachel Cohen

Senior Director of Client Services

Rachel Cohen joined Freedom Home Healthcare in August 2015 after nearly a decade of serving as the Director of JVS Caregiving Companions and Home Maintenance Solutions. As an MSW from the University of Chicago, Rachel brings her skills and passion with the hope of ensuring the care and support older adults and their families need throughout the aging process. Rachel understands that it “takes a village” and feels privileged to work with the Freedom team, including our dedicated and committed caregivers, in her role of Senior Director of Client Services.

 Specialties:

  • Home care
  • Housing options for the elderly
  • Customer service
  • Care coordination
  • Community resources

Sharon Mish, RN

Director of Clinical Services

Mrs. Mish has been an outstanding nurse for Freedom since she first joined the team in 2013.  She has a wealth of experience in long-term, assisted living and home care nursing.  Sharon has first-hand experience working in specialties that include:  Quality control, clinical compliance, management and staff development.  She has a certification in, AL, dementia/Alzheimer’s care, medication aide and certified home health aide education. Sharon has devoted her entire nursing career to caring for the elderly.

 Specialties:

  • Clinical compliance and management
  • Assisted living
  • Skilled nursing
  • Pharmaceutical services
  • Certified in dementia care
  • Medication aide and home health aide certification
  • Staff development

Elina Polyakov, MSW, LSW

Director of Social Work & Care Management

Ms. Polyakov is a master’s prepared social worker who helps clients and their families with the transition from wellness and independence to the need for various levels of assistance. She serves as a liaison to caregivers in the home, and provides them with coaching, counseling and techniques necessary to succeed  in various settings  and cultures.

Specialties:

  • Behavioral health
  • Mediation and crisis intervention
  • Home care
  • CHHA training