–by Sylvania AdVantage Staff
PUBLICATION DATE: 02.07.17
Former nuclear medicine technologist, Trina Slatinsky, recently opened her new business, Right at Home, an in-home and assistance senior care service, at 5800 Monroe St., Building C. David Kerscher of The Danberry Co. Realtors, handled the leasing arrangements for the space.
“I had worked very closely with elderly patients through my career and found the relationships I formed with seniors to be heartwarming,” Slatinsky noted. “Thanks to those experiences, I knew I wanted to work with older people.”
When Slatinsky decided it was time to establish a business of her own, it made sense to her to look to the home health care industry combining her medical background with her enjoyment of working with older patients.
“Helping elderly people be comfortable and able to stay in their own homes seemed to be something I wanted to do,” she stated.
Slatinsky said she talked with representatives from several home health care companies. “I had to leave a message when I called Right at Home and when the representative called me back she explained that she had been playing bingo with one of the firm’s elderly clients. I knew right there and then, this was the company for me. Later, when I visited the corporate offices in Omaha and learned that the company put the safety and well being of its clients first, I knew this was a good fit,” she recounted.
The company, in business since 1995, has grown to 530 offices in the United States and is in eight countries worldwide.
According to Slatinsky, her staff of caregivers share her desire to help older patients and build relationships with each client. “We really do enjoy our clients and they also enjoy the relationships with us,” she said.
The Right at Home caregivers provide a variety of services from helping clients take their medications, reminding them to eat, taking them to appointments to light housekeeping duties, meal preparation and other daily activities along with basic peace-of-mind services including cognitive stimulation or respite care for family caregivers. Other services could include ambulatory assistance, wheelchair assistance, helping to get from bed and a chair or even getting dressed. “We provide the needed services in the comfort of a familiar environment,” Slatinsky said.
“We tailor our client families’ unique needs through our customized care plan,” she added.