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Published By Kristin Sokol on April 18, 2019

Right at Home Northwest Indiana Named a Top 25 Systemwide Performer in Client Experience at Home Improvement 2019

Northwest Indiana was Owner, Kristin Sokol, Community Relations Manager, Melissa DeSutter, and HR Supervisor, Rachel Smith Home Improvement 2019 Convention

From April 1-5, over three hundred Right at Home franchise owners and their employees from across the country convened in Dallas, Texas for Right at Home’s Annual Home Improvement event. Attending the conference on behalf of Right at Home Northwest Indiana was Owner, Kristin Sokol, Community Relations Manager, Melissa DeSutter, and HR Supervisor, Rachel Smith.

Owner Kristin Sokol points out her and her husband Marc's names on the Top 25 Systemwide Performers banner

Home Improvement provides dedicated time for our global system to network with colleagues, share experiences, and discover new ways to fulfill our mission of improving the quality of life for those we serve.

Franchisees also celebrated each other's successes, and Right at Home Northwest Indiana is proud to share that we were named as a Top 25 Systemwide Performer in client satisfaction based on reviews from families just like yours!

Above Right - Kristin and other attendees on a break between sessions.

Above Left - Owner Kristin Sokol points out her and her husband Marc's names on the Top 25 Systemwide Performers banner.

Below - Rachel, Melissa, and Kristin take a moment for a group photo.

Rachel, Melissa, and Kristin take a moment for a group photo

Spring Cleaning for Seniors With the KonMari Method

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Do you know a senior who could use some “spring cleaning” to de-clutter? No worries, Right at Home has got you covered! A Right at Home professional can help your senior clear out the extras and bring joy to a fresh home makeover using the signature de-cluttering prescription called the KonMari Method by Japanese organizing consultant Marie Kondo, the de-cluttering phenomenon and mega-selling author of “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.”

The KonMari Method rules for tidying include:

  • De-clutter by category following the order of: clothes, books, papers, miscellaneous items and sentimental items.
  • Tidy by category, not location– pull out everything from one category at a time and put in a large pile.
  • Finish discarding items first –pare down the stockpile for each category before putting items away.
  • Involve family members to participate in cleaning–ease the challenge of parting with items by inviting family and friends to help.

Health Benefits to Clearing Clutter

Health and wellness experts espouse a number of positive benefits to de-cluttering a senior’s home, including:

  • Reduced fall risks.
  • Lowered anxiety. 
  • Removal of allergens.

If you’re overwhelmed at the thought of helping your senior loved one toss items and organize their stockpile of possessions and collectibles, an in-home care professional from Right at Home can help your elder with the spring-cleaning process and staying on top of weekly tidying up.

Right at Home of Northwest Indiana is a leading provider of in-home care and assistance. Contact us at 219-682-1977 or visit our website at.

Caregiver Spotlight

March Caregiver of the Month

March Caregiver of the Month

Please join us in congratulating our March 2019 Caregiver of the Month, Cosaundra Johnson!

Cosaundra is one of our longest serving and most valued caregivers. In fact, she is approaching her four year anniversary with Right at Home this June! Cosaundra always makes the All-Star list, but this month was selected for her continued dedication to her clients. Cosaundra has been providing care to her client since 2015 and always delivers the gold standard of care. As her client’s care needs have changed, Cosaundra has remained a constant for him. She also began providing additional care to her client’s wife as her health deteriorated – essentially providing couples care to the husband and wife. Currently, Cosaundra provides overnight care to her client who requires assistance throughout the night. The wife was recently hospitalized and has been recovering at a rehabilitation facility. Cosaundra has not only kept the office and clients’ out-of-state family up to date but has accompanied her client to her doctor’s appointments.

She continuously gives the office plenty of notice if she needs a day off and has had less than a handful of calls off during her time with Right at Home. Cosaundra is a familiar face to the office as she stops in weekly to turn in care notes and keep the office informed of changes in her clients’ conditions. Cosaundra, a huge thank you for delivering the gold standard of care to your clients and for being an outstanding caregiver.

As a reward for earning the Caregiver of the Month award, Cosaundra will be awarded a $100 bonus, given Right at Home apparel, have her name engraved on the Caregiver of the Month plaque in our office, and receive company-wide recognition.


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