Right at Home KC Metro Owners
One day, a few years back, Kami woke up and couldn't move. Her husband, Scott, initially panicked but collected himself and got Kami to the hospital. Kami was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and has lived with the disease since 1999. MS has forced Kami and Scott to confront many of the same challenges their clients face. As Kami struggled with daily activities, Scott became her primary caregiver. He helped her eat, brush her teeth, dress, and use the restroom. Kami's MS is in remission, but the struggles she and Scott went through are never far from their mind – especially when someone calls seeking care.
Does Scott and Kami's story sound similar to what your family is experiencing?
Unlike so many other in-home care companies, Scott and Kami understand, on a deeply personal level, what clients and their families are going through.
"Sometimes I wish families truly understood how much the Right at Home Kansas City Metro team gets it. We have lived it. We truly do care and we really want to make a difference."
Dave and Judy have also experienced the challenges of caring for an aging parent. Judy recalls making regular trips between Denver and Kansas. When adult children are grappling with caring for their elderly parents from a distance, Judy and Dave can relate to the challenges caring for a loved one long distance presents.
Choosing to open a Right at Home Franchise in Overland Park was an easy choice from Kami, Scott, Judy and Dave. Having provided care for a loved one, they understand the emotional stress caregiving puts on a family. They understand how difficult it can be to reach out and ask for help. From the time you call the Right at Home Kansas City Metro office, you will be treated with compassion by people who really do understand what you are going through.
Kami Sjoberg | Owner
I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism from the University of Kansas. When not serving clients, I enjoy spending time at Table Rock Lake boating and relaxing with family and friends, watching my boys play sports, walking my dog, and biking. With 10 years of experience in the industry, I know how beneficial having a little help can be to continue to live where you are. Our services truly help people continue to live independently and securely in their own homes or wherever they call home, for as long as they are able. I truly feel it when I see our services bring joy to clients, spouses, and family, every day. Now that is fulfilling! What else makes me smile, well, Whoppers are my favorite candy, and I might be able to eat Mexican food every day.
Ann Foster | Nurse Administrator
I am a Registered Nurse in Kansas and Missouri, have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Health Care Management, and a Masters Degree in Professional Studies in Health Care Management and Humanistic Studies. When not working with my team at Right at Home, I enjoy traveling, sewing, reading, and most of all, my three great-grandchildren. I have 46 years’ experience as a nurse ranging from corrections, to hospitals, and home health settings. I love Right at Home because of the caring and considerate coworkers, and the compassionate policies we have for client care. Like many out there, I am not digitally inclined but step up when needed.
Vikki Longwell | Assistant Administrator
I'm a Registered Nurse (RN) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) from the University of Kansas. When not focused on caring for clients and supporting my team at Right at Home, I enjoy traveling, being with friends and family, yoga, and being outside. Prior to a homecare career, I spent 22 years in NICU at St. Luke’s Hospital, and one year at Lab Corp. I find life exciting because there are always new experiences, new challenges, and great people to meet. I've happily lived here in Overland Park all my life.
Vicki Ojeda | Director of Quality Care
I studied business and fashion merchandising before starting in the home care industry in Denver where I worked 10 years. We then moved to Albuquerque, NM where I worked for Lincare and did DME sales. After moving to Kansas I worked for a nursing agency and did staffing after hours for 6 plus years. I then accepted a Director of Operations position for an agency where I was able to utilize my skills before coming to RAH. I love working for RAH for so many reasons which include the team culture, client care and our amazing caregivers. My husband and I have been married since 1999 and have 3 kids Noah, Tristan and Elizabeth along with our goldendoodle Max. I love spending time with my forever friends and taking family vacations. I speak Spanish which seems to help when vacationing in Mexico with my friends. I pride myself on loyalty, honesty and integrity.
Toni Adams | Office Coordinator
I have worked in a health care environment for most of my career, holding several positions including physician recruiter, nurse recruiter, and various administrative positions. I love my job at Right at Home because every day is a new adventure, and I really feel like we are making a difference in the lives of our clients and their families. Outside of work, I love spending time with my family. My greatest blessing is being a MOM to my wonderful boys, Wes, 25 and Zach, 21. My favorite activities include boating, traveling, working out, cooking, reading, and game nights with friends. I have a sweet little 5-pound dog named Bella. I am originally from Kentucky, and graduated from Murray State University where I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. I moved to Florida after graduating college, and lived there for 10 years before moving to Kansas, where I met my husband Bryan. We have been happily married for 26 years.
Sadie Russell | Care Coordinator Extraordinaire
I have a staffing background with in-home care and have worked in the industry for three years. When not serving clients and helping co-workers, I love to go hiking with my favorite hiking buddy, a Rottweiler named Rocky. I also enjoy baking so much I have my own cookie company! Working at Right at Home feels like a second home. Everyone works as a team when we need it the most for our clients. I am a person that will not take “no” for an answer, and will always find a solution by thinking outside of the box. I am also a car enthusiast.
Jennifer Lagemann | After Hours Coordinator
I am a senior at Bellevue University for Health Communication and Communication Studies, and I also have a vocational certificate in Biotechnology. Outside of work I spend time with my husband, try new coffee shops and flavors, and love to write! I have been a caregiver for the past seven years within various settings like assisted living, memory care, and homecare. I love my job with Right at Home because working with older adults is so rewarding. Seeing our clients live independently and their families be at ease knowing their loved one is in safe hands is a wonderful feeling. I am bilingual in Vietnamese and English, and I am originally from Massachusetts.
Ernestine Lyons | Lead care professional
I have been a skilled care professional for seven years. I'm also a skilled homemaker and love to cook for family and enjoy my grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and three wonderful dogs. I retired in 2001 from TWA with 26 years of experience. I am so happy to work at Right at Home because we truly work as a team and that's what makes us successful. It is all about our clients and care professionals. Outside work I have a busy world with 13 brothers and sisters. I am right in the middle of the bunch, 6 under and 6 above. Everyone says I am the life of the party, which is probably true because I love to make people laugh. A key to life, I enjoy every day like it is my last.