Our Caregivers Exemplify Our Core Values to Provide the Best Care for Those We Serve
"At Right at Home our caregivers (nurses and aides) are the heart and soul of our organization. As Barry (Right at Home co-owner) would say, “caring starts with us as owners.” We genuinely care for our caregivers and provide support in the forms of encouragement, prayers, and training to help them perform well."
"Right at Home is in the nurturing profession where human dignity, altruism, companionship, communication, integrity, and compassion are the values of our deliverables. We believe caring creates a culture of harmony and builds camaraderie. We are very proud of our caregivers’ dedication and devotion to the welfare of others." — George Davidson, Right at Home Owner
"Thank You" to Our Compassionate and Hard Working Caregivers Who Provide the Best Care Daily!
"Gregarious & Humble"
Tina Brown, Caregiver
Tina joined Right at Home in November of 2018 as a caregiver. Before joining us, she worked for the BMV for over 17 years. After taking some time off, she decided it was time for a career change and joined a flooring company as a sales specialist. Tina’s care giving experience came from assisting her father at home. Prior to joining us, she spent 3 years assisting him in his battle with dementia. During that time she was able to gain experience in areas such as bathing, toileting and homemaking. Taking care of a loved one with dementia not only gave her unique skills but also a unique perspective on how clients, family or not, should be provided with the highest quality of care as they age.
Shortly after beginning her career with us, Tina decided to take her skills to the next level by signing up for our home health aide certification class. She spent the next two weeks learning and building upon those skills. Now that she is a licensed home health aide, she dedicatedly works 7 days a week and loves every minute of it. “I love my job as a caregiver! It gives me comfort after the sadness I’ve felt since losing my dad. My clients make me happy. They inspire me and make me feel like I’m doing something for them. I feel needed again!”
In her spare time Tina enjoys spending time with both of her dogs and cat. She also likes helpings with her friends and family when they are in need. “I am really grateful and blessed to work with an awesome group of people at Right at Home. It has changed my life.”
"Self-motivated & Adaptable"
Lori Shook, Caregiver
Right at Home was blessed to hire Lori in February of 2018. She originally was hired to care for her mother, who had been admitted as a new client. Lori called the office to inquire about caring for her saying “Natasha, what are your thoughts-who better to care for mom than her own daughter who has already done it for the last 4 years?” Here we are over a year later and it is still the perfect match.
Privately Lori has been a caregiver for over 17 years. “Stage 4 cancer in the household gives you immediate responsibilities and experience. Although we have been in remission for 15 years, we have never left treatment.” Helping with everything from personal care to homemaking, it only made sense for her to join Right at Home and turn her everyday experiences into a career. Lori also has a background in assisting at the local Animal Protection League, working as a delivery driver for the United Parcel Service and as a correctional officer for the Indiana Department of Corrections, where she later retired.
Lori loves hanging out with her family and friends, especially when she watches her younger family members play sports. Outside of that, Lori is fully dedicated to doing a great job for Right at Home and the clients she sees. “I enjoy being a part of a team of caregivers. Not all companies in this field are equal and I am proud to be working with the best. I really enjoy helping others! I like the different experiences and seeing someone’s journey. Although it’s sad, I am humbled by seeing someone who needs care up until the day they leave this world. The only thing that I try to do every day is to treat all of my clients like I would my own mother.”
"Compassionate, motherly & confident"
Carolyn Thompson, Caregiver
Carolyn Thompson is the first Home Health aide that joined our team when we expanded and added skilled nursing services. Her first experience care giving was with her disabled sister. Carolyn enjoyed caring for her so much that she turned it into a lifelong career. After working as a cook for 16 years, she went to school and became certified as both a home health aide and a certified nursing assistant. She has now been licensed for over 7 years. Care giving comes naturally to Carolyn. Her passion has influenced many, even encouraging her 2 daughters to follow in her footsteps. Kiajah and Kynika joined us shortly after and have been a great addition to our staff. Carolyn has set the bar high on what being an exceptional Home Health Aide really means.
Carolyn faithfully works 7 days a week. She is always punctual and never misses a shift. To her each day is a new opportunity to serve others and improve their quality of life. She has a calming effect on others that puts the clients and their families at ease. She remains patient and tactful, whether it be providing guidance to someone suffering from Alzheimer’s or maintaining someone’s dignity when assisting a disabled client with personal care. She currently sees an 86 year old woman with dementia who even refers to Carolyn as her “best friend.” They enjoy running errands together and eating at local restaurants. Once a week she makes sure to drive her to her weekly hair appointment so that she looks and feels her best.
If there is ever an emergency, Carolyn steps up to the plate. She is happy to cover last minute call offs at the drop of a hat if it means that person gets the care they deserve. She is always so full of energy when she comes into the office, greeting everyone and putting a smile on our faces. When Carolyn turned her notes in last she said “Natasha, I’m eager to learn. Teach me something!” She loves what she does and “wouldn’t change a thing about it.”
Laura Neeley, Caregiver"Humble, kind, & dedicated"
Laura Neeley, Caregiver
Laura Neeley joined our Right at Home team in February of 2017 shortly after we opened our doors. She is a jack of all trades, having done private home care for many years, being certified as a massage therapist, and owning her own floral shop. She also works part time as a message therapy instructor at a nearby school. Laura is happy serving others but especially loves being a caregiver.
Over the course of our time together, Laura has always been our prime example to others of what being a caregiver really entails. No matter what task Laura is given, she delivers quality care to our clients with integrity and compassion. Out of the numerous positive reviews we have received on her, one in particular sticks out. For over a year and a half Laura has dedicated herself to driving over 50 miles on a daily basis to provide care for a 92 year old woman. The two of them have formed a special bond and enjoy doing daily devotionals together. After preparing meals together in the kitchen, often times Laura will sit and read old letters to her that were saved over the years. Laura goes above and beyond by bringing leftovers of a dish that she has been asking about or picking up sticks alongside her and the dog out in the yard. Recently Laura has even been asked by the family to attend church with them on Sundays.
Laura is committed 100%, rain or shine. Any time she comes into the office we feel proud that she is out representing us. She does an exceptional job and makes a difference in the life of each client she serves.
Brenda Dent, Caregiver"A beautiful heart with an open mind"
Brenda Dent, Caregiver
We have had the pleasure of working with Brenda Dent since August of 2017. She has worked in the restaurant business for nearly 32 years, part of which she owned and ran her very own restaurant. While she had never been a caregiver previously, it was immediately obvious that she was a perfect fit for it. Coming from a large family of 11 siblings and 3 daughters, caring for others was an everyday part of life for her.
Brenda finds a unique way to connect with each person and make them comfortable. Often times she will carry a variety of puzzles or games from client to client to give them something creative to do, keeping them mentally engaged and active. Brenda has provided care to more clients than any other staff member on our team. Whether it be simply providing support and companionship to them through a dialysis appointment, or helping them with their grocery shopping, Brenda is always ready to help.
One of the first clients Brenda had the opportunity to help was one she and her church had been praying for. When we gave her the name of the client she was excited that the Lord had sent him directly to her. It wasn’t until more than a month after another client of hers moved to a nursing facility that we realized Brenda was still going to visit her weekly since she had no living family left. She continued to visit and run errands for her on her own time until the client passed. Brenda said “To this day I still miss and talk about her.” She made such an impact on another client and his wife that after stopping services for a couple of weeks they called Right at Home pleading to have her back. They were content waiting as long as necessary and refused any other caregiver because of just how good of a fit she was for them.
Brenda is a perfect example of someone who was born to help others. She continuously tells us how much she loves her job. She enjoys spending time and bonding with each of the people she meets, and she always does her job with a smile. Brenda plans to work with Right at Home forever-or at least until she retires.
Sandra Scherer-Beckerman, CNA/HHA"Makes every day a bright new beginning"
Sandra Scherer-Beckerman, CNA/HHA
Employed with Right at Home for 7 months History of CNA for 20 years, dog obedience trainer and she provides a foster home for unwanted dogs. She has one son, one brother and one sister. Sandy’s focus is always on what is best for her clients. She is caring and involved more completely than just the physical care of the person. She makes it a point to find out what makes them happy and she helps them reach goals they never thought they could.
Sandy’s client is a gentleman with debility, memory deficit and a fall risk. He expressed a desire to plant a garden with the goal of sharing the bounty with his neighbors. Sandy knew he needed help so she planned her own time so that she could help him with planting, weeding, tilling and harvesting. She knew that he would put his health at risk to attempt to do this alone. He and his wife were amazed at the amount of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and watermelon they were able to share with others.
The client told me that he couldn’t have reached his dream without Sandy’s help, and he is very grateful that she saw his vision and reached it with him.
This is just one of so many examples of Sandy’s heart to serve others. She is a great example of the Right Person Doing the Right Things the Right Way for the Right Reason: to improve to quality of life for those we serve.