"Right at Home Canada offers both virtual and physical non-medical and medical care to seniors and disabled adults who want to continue to live independently. Right at Home Canada offers a unique approach to care delivery including a Care Team approach that leads to a higher level of quality and care experience. Each caregiver is thoroughly screened, trained and insured prior to entering a client’s home. Right at Home is a global organization with offices in Canada, the United States, China, Brazil, the UK, Ireland, Japan and Australia."
Right at Home was founded by Allen Hager. For many years, Allen worked in health care as a hospital administrator. He watched patients – especially the aged– leave the facility and return home, but not necessarily return to health. Once home, a lot of these aged patients were unable to care for themselves.
Allen knew that with home care services, many of these people could lead healthy, happy lives in their own homes. But he also knew that there were very few companies that offered this kind of help.
Before he started his organization, he talked to dozens of families to understand the different kinds of challenges they faced and the types of care that would assist. Then he became a certified nursing assistant so he could experience the needs of people who were still living in their home but who needed some professional assistance.
In 1995, Allen started Right at Home. Five years later, he started branching into other regions of the the United States by carefully selecting franchisees who shared his passion for caring for those in their community.
Your Local Barrie Team
Adrienne Wood - Health Care Services
With the philosophy of "adding life to years," Right at Home Canada has taken on the quest of improving the health, wellness, happiness and quality of life for those we serve.
As a partner in Right at Home Canada/Georgian Triangle my mission in providing health care services is "to be the family when family cannot be there"
Our care services include companionship, personal care, skilled nursing and certain therapies. With a focus on seniors and adults with disabilities, we feel that our non-medical and medical services can accommodate most in-home health and wellness needs.
Please reach out to me. I am passionate about home health care and would be happy to tell you more.
John Kitchen - Business Development/Client Relations
John joined Right at Home Barrie Team as the Community and Client Relations directorin January 2016. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the team with a degree in Life Sciences from Queen's and 30 years experience in the healthcare business.
John will spend a bulk of time in the healthcare community in the Barrie and Orillia areas helping professionals and families navigate the public and private systems. His mission is to help people to understand what kinds of care is available and how to get in touch with the right people who have the right services to offer. Acting as a community resource John will to guide people through the complex health systems.
Nancy Esson - Business Development/Client Relations
"Adding life to years...It’s what we do!"
Nancy has taken care of what matters to others for her entire career. First in the financial services industry where she managed money for individuals and institutions helping them to plan for their financial future. Over her 25+ year career she rose to be a vice president and senior investment advisor; second she served as the President of Alpine Ontario, the not for profit provincial sport organization for alpine skiing. There she managed the health and safety of athletes as they pursued their dreams.
After a couple of years of volunteering in the Georgian Triangle she has found a need in the community for high quality consistent care for seniors and disabled adults. She has partnered with Adrienne Wood and Right at Home Canada to provide additional medical and non medical support for people in their homes wherever their homes may be.
I look forward to telling you more about the Right at Home difference; please feel free to contact me by email at email@example.com or by phone at 705-293-5500!
Tracy Hinks - Your Right Care Manager
Tracy is accountable for quality client care and onboarding caregivers. Tracy has over 18 years of experince in the Health Care field, mainly in Long Term Care. She joined us in March 2018 with a diploma in Social Services – Gerontology, she has always had a great passion for seniors. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and is often found at the ice rink watching her two boys play hockey.
Jodi Kipping DSW - Caregiver/ Office Coordinator
Jodi has been a Developmental Service Worker since 2000, 18 years experience. She has been working as a caregiver for Right at Home Canada since July 2017. She has since entered into an Office Coordinator role. Her multi faceted role includes scheduling, a workplace safety champion, care team organization as well as continuing as a caregiver.
Heather Tawaststjerna - Care Coordinator
Hi! My name is Heather Tawaststjerna. I joined the Right at Home Team in August of this year. I have lived in Collingwood for 6 years...grew up and lived in Toronto for the first 40+ years of my life. My professional background includes years of working in Human Resources and Customer Service. I love working with people!
When I am not in the office, I spend my time with family and friends, hiking with my puppy, skiing, boating, anything that allows me to enjoy the outdoors. I look forward to working with all of you.
Biz (Elizabeth) Clarkson - Care Coordinator
Hi, my name is Biz (short for Elizabeth) Clarkson I joined the Right at Home team in August 2018 as a Care Coordinator. I graduated from Trent University with a degree in Cultural Studies specializing in film, video, and media. I lived in Finland for a short time before moving back home to the Collingwood area. I can also be found tearing up the track playing roller derby with the Orangeville Roller Girls.
I enjoy sewing, hiking, horseback riding, and gardening. I look forward to meeting all of you and working for Right at Home.