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About Our Team

Waukesha Senior Home Care Services

Mark Pietila


For more than 11 years, Mark worked in sales for the beer distribution industry. In 2014, at the age of 49, Mark's mother passed away very suddenly. After this difficult event, he decided he needed to do something more fulfilling and began a career in home care. Initially, he thought this might not be the right path for him because the first company he worked with was only about the bottom line. At the beginning of 2018 Mark was offered the opportunity to join Talem Home Care and he realized it was not the wrong path, it was just the wrong company.

Mark grew up in the Waukesha area, where he now lives with his beautiful Wife of 6 years. Mark also has 3 wonderful children, a 15-year-old son, and 4-year-old and 8-month-old daughters. Mark loves to spend his free time outdoors, especially at the family cabin in the Shawano area.

Waukesha Senior Services

Jake Rankin

Founder & CEO

In 2005, Jake Rankin launched his career in healthcare when he started working as a case manager for a non-medical home care agency in Boise, Id. Having already received a Bachelor's Degree with majors in Marketing and Organizational Behavioral Skills in 2003, Jake decided to go back to school to earn a MBA which he received in 2006.

Over his career in the health care industry, Jake gained wide experience understanding the many challenges and resources that face the senior population. He has worked in home health, home care, hospice, home infusion. In 2010, he received his certification as a Certified Senior Advisor®. Being a Certified Senior Advisor®, specializing in long-term care, post acute care, and transitional care, has allowed Jake to help an uncountable number of seniors and/or their family navigate through the complicated health care system and accomplish their goal of staying healthy and independent at home for as long as possible.

Jake has been CEO of Talem Home Care, LLC since our inception in September of 2013. In addition to launching this great new company, he is also an active member in the community and can often be found (when not on the softball fields) supporting various charities or volunteering at local assisted livings and nursing homes.