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Published By Kristin Sokol on November 01, 2019

Right at Home Supports CMSA Expansion into Northwest Indiana


CMSA Expansion
Members of the CMSA-Chicago/NWI extension planning committee, including Right at Home’s Melissa DeSutter (center), stop for a quick picture.

Right at Home is proud to announce that it is collaborating with other local service providers to support the expansion of the Case Management Society of America (CMSA) in Chicago to Northwest Indiana. CMSA is a professional membership organization dedicated to supporting members of the case management community through educational forums, networking opportunities, and legislative involvement. Although CMSA has nearly 75 chapters throughout the United States and beyond, it did not have a presence in Northwest Indiana until earlier this year.

That changed when Right at Home’s Community Relations Manager, Melissa DeSutter, joined forces with other local professionals to create a planning committee to bring a CMSA presence to our community. The committee, of which DeSutter serves as co-Chair, successfully planned the first Indiana meeting of CMSA Chicago/NWI, an extension of CMSA Chicago. It’s inaugural meeting, which included opportunities for continuing education credits, was held in Merrillville in October.

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“We believe that a local CMSA presence will be a terrific resource to all of the case managers, social workers, discharge planners, and nurses in our community who share our mission of improving the quality of life for those we serve,” said Right at Home Owner Marc Sokol. “We are so proud to have Melissa involved in helping to make this a reality.”

When asked what inspired her to become a part of bringing CMSA to Northwest Indiana, DeSutter replied, “CMSA is a natural fit for us and our community because the professionals in this group are doing the same thing we do every day—helping people find solutions in the complex setting between home and health care.”

CMSA’s members represent the continuum of the health care industry, including acute care, managed care, worker's compensation, community care, and providers of support services for patients, clients, and members.

The vision to expand CMSA membership into the local community has been something CMSA Chicago President Colleen Morley has hoped to see for many years. To make this vision come to fruition, however, she needed local community support, which Right at Home’s DeSutter and her peers have help provide.

“As we all know, our goals of excellent patient-centered care and outcomes cannot be accomplished in a vacuum,” CMSA Chicago President Colleen Morley said. “CMSA Chicago/NWI strives to eliminate the silos and promote connection to achieve those goals and we are so thrilled to be able to expand our reach into the NWI area.”

To learn more about CMSA or future events in Northwest Indiana please visit: https://cmsa-chicago.org/index.php

Right at Home is Hiring!

Rachel and Amanda at job fair event

It’s no secret that demand for home care services has been steadily rising in recent years and is expected to continue to rise for the foreseeable future. To make sure Right at Home is ready to meet the needs of our local seniors, our recruiting team has been out in full force recently!

You may have spotted Rachel Smith, HR Supervisor (pictured here, left), and Amanda Balon, Recruiter (right) at Purdue University Northwest’s annual Fall Career Expo on Friday September 27. They spoke with dozens of potential caregivers who are interested in caregiving while pursuing their educations in nursing and other health professions.


You can catch Rachel and Amanda at their next event on Friday, November 1 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., when they will be at Valparaiso University’s Nursing & Health Professions Career & Internship Fair.

Want to make a difference in someone’s life? Right at Home provides meaningful work caring for seniors and adults with disabilities. Our caregivers love what we offer, including flexible schedules, competitive pay, regular pay raises, cash bonuses, promotions, paid training, paid time off, and rewards and recognition for a job well done. If you are a warm and supportive caregiver, Right at Home might be a great fit for you!

Our flexible schedules are great for students pursuing careers in healthcare and social services or empty nesters or retirees looking for rewarding work with a human impact.

To learn more about our caregiving opportunities, please call our office at (219) 682-1977!


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