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About Us

It doesn’t matter if you’re here because you’re looking for help living independently, or if you want to make sure someone you love has the support they need to stay in their home. We believe there’s more to caring for people than just providing in-home assistance. You deserve a care partner that understands the course of your journey and will help navigate the road ahead. Whether it’s preparing a meal or providing 24-hour care, we will be there for you.

Exceptional service is something we never compromise on. With decades of experience in providing integral care in their communities, our professional teams will ensure that your safety and well-being come first.

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Barry Paxton

President

Barry Paxton is President of Right At Home of Central Michigan - including Livingston, Ingham, Shiawassee and Oakland counties. Barry has spent over twenty years in the healthcare and consumer product industries. His extensive work experience includes executive and leadership positions for Eli Lilly & Company, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ernst and Young, Duracell USA and Merrill Lynch.

Barry's educational background includes an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, and an undergraduate degree in Psychology/Pre-Med from Michigan State University.

Barry and wife, Sandie live in South Lyon with their sons Bailey, Andrew and Logan. Serving the local community is extremely important to Barry, as he actively serves on numerous boards, takes part in local fundraisers, and coaches his sons' youth athletic teams.

Barry understands the unparalleled degree of integrity, responsiveness and service quality it requires to be a trusted provider of homecare and support services to clients, their family, and to the healthcare professionals in the community.

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Our Founder, Allen Hager. Our Founder, Allen Hager.

Our History

During his years working as a hospital administrator, our founder Allen Hager watched many patients, especially seniors, leave the hospital and return home. But they did not necessarily return to health. Allen found that, once at home, a lot of his former patients were unable to care for themselves. He knew that with a little help, most of these people could lead healthy, happy lives in their homes. This became the idea for Right at Home.

After talking to dozens of families about the challenges they faced and what kinds of care would help, he became a certified nursing assistant to experience firsthand the needs of people who required professional assistance to continue living at home.

Today, with the help of Allen’s insights, Right at Home has grown to over 600 locations that serve tens of thousands of clients across the U.S. and around the world.

Our Mission

Put simply, our mission is to improve the quality of life for those we serve. Of course, we recognize that everyone’s idea of “quality of life” is different, which is why it’s so important to us to make you an active part of your own care plan. We want you to be in the driver’s seat regardless of any limitations or challenges you’re facing.

Most of all, we believe aging isn’t just about staying healthy, safe and independent. It’s also about living well.

A client listening intently to her caregiver as they talk over coffee. A client listening intently to her caregiver as they talk over coffee.

Our Philanthropy

Globally, an estimated 70 million people with disabilities have no access to a wheelchair. Those who cannot walk must crawl or be carried to their destination. In collaboration with a network of like-minded partners, Free Wheelchair Mission has distributed more than 1 million wheelchairs to people with disabilities in 93 developing countries around the world, providing renewed dignity, independence and hope through the gift of mobility, at no cost to the recipient.

As an organization, our work with Free Wheelchair Mission began in 2016 as we looked for a partner that would help us further our mission of improving lives worldwide. To date, our team’s efforts have raised more than $400,000 that has funded over 5,000 wheelchairs, which were distributed through life-changing Vision Trips to Vietnam, Ecuador and Costa Rica.

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A caregiver hugs a Vietnamese recipient of the Free Wheelchair Mission.
A number of caregivers praying with an Ecuadorian woman in a wheelchair.
A caregiver hugs a Vietnamese recipient of the Free Wheelchair Mission.

Our Preferred Partnerships

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