independent and assisted living
In Historic Easton, Maryland

Joyce Plutschak is The Dixon House’s (Director of Health Services.) A native of Talbot County and daughter of a waterman, Joyce grew up in Neavitt on the banks of Balls Creek. She began working with seniors over 20 years ago, and earned a RN diploma in 1995, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in 2006.

Joyce’s work experience with seniors is broad. She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings, in a nursing home, medical adult day programs and assisted living settings. Helping seniors sustain independent living with dignity is her specialty.

Her quiet demeanor underlies a sturdy calm. Joyce is highly dedicated and caring. Residents know that Joyce is watching out for them, even coming in on days off to check on how someone’s doing. She’s a strong leader and supporter for everyone at The Dixon House.

Joyce enjoys spending time with her husband Richard, two children and her Boston terrier, “Tate.”

Linda Elben, Executive Director

Our Staff

Nestled in a quiet section of Easton's beautiful Historic District, The Dixon House is a spacious and elegant Victorian house offering affordable independent and assisted living for elderly men and women that is just like home.  In the centuries-old rural and small-town values of Maryland's Eastern Shore, The Dixon House fosters the tradition of providing an intimate, respectful, home-like environment for senior residents.


About The Dixon House


John Atwood, President - Talbot County

Craig Siebert, Treasurer - Talbot County

Gregory Bailey, Secretary - Talbot County

Dorothy Fenwick - Talbot County

​Joan Muzzillo - Talbot County

​Dorothy Somonisky - Dorchester County

​Joyce Plutschak - Talbot County

​Linda Elben, Executive Director - Caroline County

Joyce Plutschak, Director of Health Services


108 North Higgins Street | Easton, Maryland 21601 


Board of Directors

Residents receive friendly, personalized care 24 hours a day from certified nursing staff, supervised by a registered nurse.  The Dixon House maintains a reputation for consistent delivery of excellence in care, as well as a commitment to resident comfort and safety, giving peace of mind to residents and families.  Professionally trained and supervised staff provide personal attention and care to each resident, encouraging a vibrant lifestyle - a hallmark of living at The Dixon House. 

Linda Elben started working with seniors over 20 years ago. After achieving both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Social Work with specialization in aging and concentration in clinical services, Linda has been licensed as a social worker since 1993.

Linda’s work experience spans adult protective services, local government health department work and inpatient work as a discharge planner at Memorial Hospital at Easton. Coupled with a 20 year work history at a Medical Adult Day Care Center as a social worker and then Director, Linda understands senior needs and services as well as the management side of running a nonprofit organization. From marketing to networking, advocacy to leadership, Linda has demonstrated success and excellence in serving seniors.

Born and raised in Caroline County, Linda built a home on her grandparents’ farm. A pet lover, Linda spends time with her cats, dog, and her extended family. She travels, appreciates concerts, sports events and Broadway shows. Most days, she’s bustling about The Dixon House, leading, encouraging staff, managing resources and chatting with residents. On days off, you’ll find Linda reading in a rocking chair on her front porch. Contact Linda by phone (410-822-6661) or email at