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, Client Care 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.
Jamie Purcell, Operations Manager
Jamie was born and raised in Michigan and has been happily married for 25 years and is a proud mother of 3 children. Jamie and her family moved to the Clarksville, Tennessee area in 2004. After spending 20 years in management, she wanted to take that experience and give back to their community. Jamie has a passion to help seniors and that is what brought her to Right At Home. Our mission to improve the quality of life for those they serve, is the Right Mission, and she is happy to be a part of that. Outside of work, Jamie enjoys spending time with her family, friends and going to the car races.
Improving the Quality of Life for Those We Serve