Meet Our Comfort Keepers® Home Caregiver Team in Peoria, IL & Surrounding Areas

Our home caregiver team in Peoria, IL is professionally trained and ready to help.

Our family-owned home caregiver franchise came into being because we are a Peoria family with a real heart for service. We opened because each of us has walked the same path you are walking now. Know that we are not strangers to what you are going through. We too have experienced watching a loved one struggle with the challenges of aging.

We know the hardships you are facing and that helps us provide better care. Because of our experiences, we know what makes a meaningful difference in your family’s journey: the home caregiver. Comfort Keepers of Peoria, IL will allow you to cherish even more the intimate moments you have with the people you care about most. We’re ready to help.

Each member on our home caregiver team has been trained on how best to care for your family member. Because of this, we know how important it is to put an emphasis on connections. We want to help make positive memories and meaningful moments for you and your loved ones. We help each of the people we care for in many ways so that they feel engaged, independent, and purposeful.

Growing up, you always had someone that loved you taking care of you, but now it may be the time when that same loved one is the one needing care. We understand.

We are passionate about care.

Get to Know Our Team:

Julie Carnegie Reams

Owner

Julie is the general manager and co-owner of Comfort Keepers of Peoria, IL. In this role, Julie leads the support team by providing vision, training, developing and coordinating systems and processes.

Julie holds a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from Northern Illinois University.

Julie has more than 30 years of sales and customer service experience including nearly 20 years of experience in health care and 15 years in health care management.

Julie’s passion for seniors, creating processes, her natural affinity for connecting with people and her strong problem solving skills provide the framework for Comfort Keepers of Peoria, IL. She yearns to offer every client and their families top-rated in home care that allows seniors to age safely and comfortably in their homes.

Paul Carnegie

Owner

David Reams

Vice President of Marketing

Being Julie’s husband wasn’t the only qualification Dave brought to the table when Comfort Keepers decided to add a full time marketer to the staff in 2004. Dave’s warm personality and 15 years experience in sales and customer service and have made him a welcome face throughout Central Illinois.

Michaline Ice

Office Manager

Michaline Ice is the Office Manager with Comfort Keepers. In this role, Michaline provides billing support and guidance to clients, manages payroll and office needs, while leading the office staff in day to day activity.  Michaline holds the Associates degree in Arts and Science from Illinois Central College, with a strong focus on Psychology.

Michaline is no stranger to the healthcare industry, having spent 4 years as a Client Service Coordinator and Human Resource Generalist, where she worked with nursing clients and caregivers. She was responsible for working with clients on their billing and with caregivers on any Human Resource needs, scheduling, and managing and growing the Senior Bridge Program in the Peoria area.  

Michaline’s varied background in client care, medical records management, customer service, scheduling, and human resources provided the perfect foundation for the Office Manager role with Comfort Keepers.  She is passionate about care for the elderly and feels that being in their home can help them live a fuller life.

To contact Michaline, please email michalineice@comfortkeepers.com.

Elizabeth Sprague

External Client Care Coordinator

Elizabeth Sprague is the External Client Care Coordinator of Comfort Keepers. Elizabeth is a graduate of Bradley University with a Bachelor’s in Biology. Additionally, she is pursuing a career in Nursing as she is currently enrolled in the Methodist Nursing Second Degree Program. This program operates at a faster pace than most in which she will complete her RN-BSN in 15 months. She has a passion for education, and thoroughly enjoys being challenged in the classroom.

After graduating from Bradley, Elizabeth was in a position where most are, asking herself ‘what do I do next?’ She had already been a caregiver for Comfort Keepers for nearly 2 years, eventually landing herself in the position she is in now. Soon after starting her new transition into Comfort Keepers, the role she played began to impact her personal growth. When taking on this new life adventure, Elizabeth’s main source of inspiration came from an innate desire to help people and care for them in their time of need. She is a person that thrives on being challenged. Besides Comfort Keepers, Elizabeth has gotten the chance to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity which offered her exposure to diversity and new learning opportunities. She continues to look for ways to engage herself in the community because the impacts are endless.

Elizabeth enjoys spending her time being active. She plays on a co-ed adult softball and kickball league. Her background in collegiate softball really drives her competitive side. Additionally, she always enjoys taking new adventures whether it is road tripping to California to see a music festival or flying to New York to see the city. She believes that the world is too big to stay simply in one place.

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