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Our People

Our mission has always been to improve the quality of life for the seniors and adults with disabilities we serve. That means it's always about the people we serve and our dedicated team of caregivers and office members who work tirelessly to care for clients. We live and breathe our mission every day, with the goal of helping you navigate the journey. These are the people who work to bring you and your loved ones the highest caliber of in home care.

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Shalom Plotkin and Elise Braverman-Plotkin


Shalom Plotkin and Elise Braverman-Plotkin are excited to be managing a local Right at Home office. Shalom and Elise have an extensive background in guiding and nurturing people in need. They came home to Cleveland with a mission to help improve the quality of life and independence of adults and seniors. Their passion is to provide active support to enable people to remain independent anywhere they call home. 

The Plotkin's have a personal reason for opening their Right at Home business. Elise's father has been courageously battling Parkinson's Disease for years. Recently Elise's Mother had a significant health challenge and was seeking home care after her discharge from the hospital. They needed somebody reliable and caring to help with respite, light housekeeping and transportation. The Plotkin's decided to move home in order to bring the family together. After some research they discovered that the country's best known home care brand, which is #1 in customer satisfaction, had no local presence. They have seized the opportunity to both fulfill their calling and help others in need. 

Elise and Shalom met at the Jewish Theological Seminary where Shalom was studying to become a Rabbi and Elise was completing her Master's Degree in Jewish Studies. They were married in Cleveland in 1998. Shalom received his bachelor's degree with honors from the University of Maryland. 

Elise grew up in Cleveland and graduated from Shaker Heights High School and Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. Her training and experience as an educator and college instructor have made her an excellent listener and compassionate coach for those needing to navigate the bureaucracy of senior services. Elise is recruiting and training Right at Home's homemaker companions and personal care aides. She is always looking to hire additional staff who love working one on one with seniors. 

Shalom is making use of his intensive training in counseling and community stewardship. When looking in on their clients and caregivers he listens to ensure that their needs are met. Shalom was trained as a hospital Chaplain at St. Mary Medical Center of Langhorne, PA. Shalom has successfully led many congregations and served as a Chaplain (Lieutenant) in the U.S. Naval Reserves. During his 15 years of military service, Shalom provided pastoral support to Navy and Marine Corps service members and their families. and worked in crisis management. Shalom has touched the lives of thousands of people in need by providing support to the sick, and guidance for those coping with dementia and trauma. Shalom continues to serve as chaplain for Louis Stokes VA Medical Center in Wade Oval. 

What personal experience do you have in your own family with caring for a senior or physically challenged adult? 

My parents play a huge part in our lives. We have been through a lot as a family which has brought us closer together. My father has battled Parkinson's Disease for 20 years. Our goal is to keep our clients safe, independent, and "Right at Home," for years to come. We recognize the importance of reliable care delivered by people who really have the heart for it. Right at Home can take the stress off other families like ours when they learn that their loved one is being cared for in a dignified and professional manner. 

What are some of the community groups that you are involved with? 

We enjoy attending knit-night at our local library and we had a lovely time at the Alzheimer Association's Walk-a-Thon at Cleveland's Metropark Zoo. We are quite involved with our synagogue and Shalom has been active with the War Vets and Boy Scouts. 

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Our Personal Home Care Story

The Right at Home office in the Cleveland area started as a personal journey. In this video, Shalom recounts how they provided care for his father-in-law as he was fighting with Parkinson's Disease. It's through this and their passion for providing care for those that need it that have helped to grow their ability to help more seniors and their families age with their offices in Beachwood and Highland Heights. 

Meet the Team

Frank Swinehart

Director of Client Services

Hello friends, my name is Frank Swinehart and I joined Right at Home as Director of Client Services in September 2023. My passion is caring for the needs of seniors, and I am excited to continue this journey within the mission of Right at Home. My bachelor’s is in Gerontology, and I am licensed as a Nursing Home Administrator. Before joining Right at Home, I was the Executive Director of a skilled/long term care, a hospice, and an assisted living.

Something you might not know about me is that I came from a large family with 14 children, and that I have two daughters, 3 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild with 2 on the way. In my spare time you can find me on the stage doing community theater and singing in choral groups.


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Velisha "LeeLee" Sellers

Client Care Manager

Hello friends, my name is Velisha "Leelee" Sellers and I became the Client Care Coordinator at Right at Home Cleveland East in March 2019. Everyone welcomed me which made the transition into the office easy. I've gained a special understanding for the challenges experienced by seniors with dementia and their caregivers since I've been serving as a State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) since 2008. I worked my way up to being the Client Care Manager here because of the Plotkin's integrity, compassion, culture of respect for differences, and flexibility. I'm passionate about adding a bit of special care to someone else's day. 

You might now know from speaking with me on the phone, but I am a huge music lover and enjoy reading novels. 


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Mara Sparks

Care Coordinator

Mara Sparks has worked in Customer Service for 20 Years and in the health care field or over 10 years. She graduated with her Phlebotomist Certification in 2018 from Mert cert and graduated the nursing program in 2020 from Bryant & Stratton College. She has been experienced in both fields.

Mara is in the process of starting a non-profit organization to give back to the homeless, and anyone in need. She frequently donates to many shelters, personal care necessities and things to help with keep warm during winter season.

When not attending to needs of the community, and being a super mom, Mara is in the process of furthering her career in nursing by working here at 'Right At Home' working to be a major support system for our Caregivers and Clients.

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