Experienced and Caring Local Management
Deborah Hellums, MD, Owner
In 2002, Deborah Hellums graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Since becoming a physician, Dr. Hellums has sought ways to positively impact the community both inside and outside her medical practice.
During her medical career, Dr. Hellums has walked alongside many patients as they have struggled to maintain independence and quality of life during their battle with chronic illness and aging. In addition, she has listened to the struggles of and supported many siblings, parents, and spouses as they care for their loved ones.
As a physician, Dr. Hellums has a unique perspective about how the medical community can work together and complement each other in the care of seniors. She believes physicians, home health agencies, physical and occupational therapists, hospice, along with in home care companies like Right at Home, independent living facilities, assisted living facilities, and nursing homes all play a role in the caring for the senior community in Clarksville.
Dr. Hellums hopes for Right at Home to be a community leader in educating the Clarksville community on aging and topics that are pertinent to seniors such as dementia, depression, and falls.
Hearing the stories of clients and their families and knowing that we are helping in some way to make a difference in this season of life is the best part of her day.
Anne Rutter, Director of Quality Care
As Director of Quality Care, Anne ensures that all clients receive excellent, professional care. She monitors caregiver continuing education and conducts regular supervisory visits with both clients and caregivers. Anne is a compassionate team member with a strong understanding of best practices in the field, with over 15 years of experience in a variety of settings, including hospitals, rehab centers, nursing homes, and home health care.
As a former geriatric physical therapist assistant, she is highly attuned to what it takes to help clients achieve and maintain their highest level of independence and stay in the home as long as possible.
Anne enjoys reading, running, camping, spending time with her three children, and taking motorcycle trips with her husband, a psychologist at Austin Peay State University.
Barbara Self, Account Manager
Barbara is a proud transplant to Tennessee, relocating from Texas in 2014. She has been leading the Right at Home office since late 2014. Barbara shares Right at Home's core goal of improving the quality of life for those we serve. She is a senior herself and exemplifies our company's belief that seniors having great value and worth to the Clarksville community. Her experience of caring for her mother for 8 years gives Barbara valuable insight and perspective regarding caregiving, the struggles that families encounter as their loved ones age and fuels her desire to assist seniors in remaining independent. Outside of the office, Barbara enjoys spending time with family and friends and serving in her church teaching children. She has varying hobbies including refinishing furniture, restoring antiques and interior decorating.
Lori Duffy, Director of Scheduling
Lori Duffy joined the Right at Home team in 2018 and serves as the Director of Scheduling. In this role, she arranges care for clients according to their needs. She also assists in matching caregivers with clients. Lori was born in upstate New York. She married a military man and has traveled the world, eventually settling in Clarksville. She is passionate about her faith, her family and helping others.
Tabitha Vickrey, Administrative Assistant for Scheduling
Tabitha Vickrey has worked as a caregiver at Right at Home since 2014 and transitioned to primarily working in the office as an administrative assistant in scheduling in 2019. Tabitha was born in Georgia and moved to Tennessee when she was adopted by a loving family in the state. As a child she remembers helping to care for her grandmother. Throughout her life, she has continued to care for her others and formally made it her profession by becoming a Certified Nurse Assistant. Tabitha has worked with seniors in assisted living facilities but has found her greatest satisfaction in home care due to the one on one interaction and ability to tailor care specifically to the clients needs, personality and home environment.
Improving the Quality of Life for Those We Serve