About Our Right at Home Senior Care in Brooklyn, NY
Learn about our mission, our home health aides, and our personalized services
Right at Home is proud to provide Brooklyn, NY families at home senior care that allows them to remain independent throughout their golden years. The attention we pay to our clients to develop and maintain the best care plan, in addition to our highly trained and dedicated home care providers, are why families have relied on our services for over a decade.
Walter Ochoa, Owner
The Right at Home office of Brooklyn is owned and operated by Walter Ochoa. Walter graduated from the University of the Valley in Guatemala where he met his college sweetheart Jean, who by the way is American, and as people say, the rest is history…6 years later, they married and moved to Brooklyn, her hometown, where they currently live and have 2 beautiful children. Walter and his family are very involved in the community, which they greatly love. Walter worked for top financial service companies for several years holding positions from Project Management to Compliance Control Specialist.
Always wanting to start his own business, Walter finally had the opportunity to do so. The decision was not an easy one to make, he recalls, “he wanted to do something that would give him inner satisfaction”, and what greater fulfillment than helping others. Soon the decision was clear, he decided to help those who wanted to stay home and could no longer do it by their own means, mostly the elderly and disabled. In 2010, Walter and Jean decided to open Right at Home Brooklyn, serving New York City.
A few years later Walter knows he made the right decision. “The need is definitely there” he usually says, “now we are not just helping the elderly, but adults of any age that need assistance after surgery or just need an extra hand to live Right at Home”. That conviction, plus his Culture of Care philosophy, makes Right at Home one of the most Care driven At Home Senior Care agencies around.
Kim Tarpey, Staffing Director for Right at Home
Kim graduated college, Cum Laude, with a degree in Therapeutic Recreation. Since her graduation, she has never stopped working in fields that surround helping and guiding those in need. She has been married to John for over 30 years and has two awesome sons, a beautiful daughter in law, and an incredible grandson. Kim has always been involved in community groups. She was able to continue to build upon her communication skills while sitting as an elected official on the Middle Country School District Board of Education for over 9 ½ years while her sons were growing up, She is a family-oriented person, and has over 25 years of experience in the field of advocacy and community health care. She has also gained experience running and managing programs for many diverse groups. With Kim's incredible skill set and her impressive work experience, she has a unique understanding of what the client needs as well as the needs of families and loved ones of our valued clients. Kim has many years of experience hiring, on-boarding, and overseeing staff.
"I most enjoy the melding of the qualified staff member and the clients in need. I desire most to be an ongoing support and advocate for all those that I work for and with. It is an honor to be part of the Right at Home Brooklyn team and I look forward to each and everyday of striving to give our clients all that they need to be independent and cared for, and to always support the families through this journey we call Home Care."
Tony Aquilar, Director of Marketing for Right at Home
Tony Aguilar is the Marketing Director for Right at Home. He has more than 30 years of business experience that he brings to Right at Home. He is a former business owner, sales trainer, customer service maven and marketing strategist. He also adds a unique twist to the home care industry in that he is a New York City minister and experienced hospital chaplain. At Right at Home we purpose to care for the entire person in body, mind, and spirit.
Cindy Diaz, Operations Manager / Office Manager
Cindy began her career working as a Medical Biller for a medical lab before joining Right at Home in 2015. As the Operations Manager / Office Manager, Cindy handles payroll, billing and office management. Cindy is also pursuing a degree in Business Administration at Touro College.
Elena Amandola, RN: Director of Patient Services
Elena Amandola graduated with Honors in 2011 from Kingsborough Community College. She has experience working with the geriatric population, specifically in the nursing home setting, as well as directly caring for disabled adults. As a mother of two, she brings her valuable professional and life experience to the clients of Right at Home.
Elena is devoted to the welfare of all clients. She manages, directs and monitors activities of Home Health Aides, (HHAs) Personal Care Aides (PCAs) and Homemakers, serving as a liaison between clients, physicians, caregivers and family members. She serves as the client’s advocate with kindness and compassion.
Since the onset of the global coronavirus pandemic, Elena has been integral in the development of protocols for health care workers of Right at Home, in compliance with State and Federal guidelines and regulations for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and client and caregiver screening. She monitors updates from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Department of Health (DOH) and shares pertinent, up-to-date information with administrative staff, HHAs, PCAs, homemakers, clients and family members.
Our Culture of Care
The Culture of Care philosophy consists of promoting the idea that great service starts with great caring. From the selection process, planning the right care, encouraging communication between all involved parties, routine visits and ongoing supervision, we make sure that the Care trickles down from the Directors, to the Staff, to the Home Care Providers and ultimately to the clients and their families. And that makes all the difference in our at home senior care!
Walter and the Right at Home family look forward to serving you and your family soon! Fill out our online form to learn more or give us a call at (347) 554-8400