Edwin Young, Owner
Right at Home Austin West was started by Edwin Young after his grandmother told him she didn't want to go into a nursing home or other assisted living facility. His grandmother needed help, but only wanted to live independently and be cared for in her home. He believed many seniors, and their families, must feel the same way. Right at Home Austin West works with various healthcare providers and families to provide homecare in Austin that makes life a little less complicated for all family members involved and Edwin is heavily involved in the daily activities to make sure your family is treated with the care they deserve.
He graduated from UNT and spent over 20 years working with companies such as Dial and GE. Edwin is also a Certified Senior Advisor. Homecare in Austin is an important part of the healthcare support system and, as Edwin puts it, "We are working hard to increase the quality of care our clients receive each and every day."
Anna Rose, General Manager
Anna moved from Atlanta to Austin after she graduated college and began her career in health care. She got her start in the health care industry by working at an ABA therapy clinic for children on the Autism spectrum and then made the transition to working with seniors at Right at Home. She loves working with the senior population because she can feel the positive impact that she’s making in peoples lives on a daily basis. As the General Manager for Right at Home’s Austin branch, Anna has the opportunity to provide the support needed to help seniors and their families through the challenging transitions of life and aging. When she is not working, Anna loves to go on outdoor adventures with her boyfriend and two adorable dogs. Since moving to Texas, she’s fallen in love with Austin’s culture, including eating delicious tacos and going to UT football games, hook ‘em horns!
Kate VanBenthuysen, Administrator
Kate was born and raised in Central Minnesota before moving to Missouri for college. She graduated from William Woods University with her Bachelor’s Degree and moved down to Texas. After the move, Kate began working for Texas Health & Human Services where she determined eligibility for Medicaid programs. Though she found joy in helping people, it was heartbreaking to deny seniors who were unable qualify for the programs.
Knowing she wanted to do more for seniors, Kate left the State position and began working for Right at Home as the Marble Falls General Manager. Her favorite part of the new position was being hands on helping our seniors and their loved ones navigate the path of aging and needing additional care. With a lot of hard work and dedication she took the small satellite office and quickly grew it into a thriving branch. In March 2019, Kate was promoted to Right at Home’s Administrator, managing the office operations for the Austin West, San Marcos, Brenham, and Marble Falls offices. Her business philosophy focuses around teamwork and customer service, making her a great leader for the team. When Kate is not running around the office, she stays busy raising her 5 children and step children with the help of her husband. Together they love all things outdoors and spending lots of time on the highland lakes!
Kyla Weess, Client Care Manager
Kyla’s caregiving career started when her daughter was a young child by becoming a CNA and matriculating into nursing school. Then an opportunity arose to be an account executive for a local radio station and Kyla’s sales career began. She spent many years selling advertising with radio, newspaper and internet. However, Kyla moved to Austin from Sherman, Texas to welcome her first grandchild into the world. She then accepted the opportunity to rejoin the senior care industry and started working with Right at Home in April of 2016. Kyla has a passion for taking care of the elderly and making sure both the client and their family are happy with the caregiver assigned to them. She is a past member of the Kiwanas Club, Business and Professional Women, and Texas Press Women. She has a daughter, Erica, who is a social worker for a local senior living facility, and a precious grandson, Dean, who is her heart.
Tara Christian, Client Care Manager
Tara Christian started off working as a caregiver in an assisted living facility, it was then when she knew what she wanted to do with the rest of her life, and that as to reassure her residents and their families that they are going to get the best care she could possibly provide. As time went by Tara needed a change, that is when she found Right at Home. Tara started working for Right at Home as a caregiver and with time worked her way up to the Austin Client Care Manager where she is now able to provide amazing and quality care to her clients by coordinating with both clients and caregivers on any issues or concerns that may arise and attacking them head on before they can populate. When Tara is not working for Right at Home she is taking care of her 4 year old son and 78 year old grandmother, Tara is always focused on the care of those that surround her.