Heidi Nyvoll, Owner
Heidi and Arnt Nyvoll opened the Englewood office of Right at Home, a national franchise providing in home care and assistance, in March 2017. Heidi has previously worked in marketing and human resources. She has a BS in Marketing and an MS in Leadership and Organizational Psychology from the BI Norwegian School of Management. Born and raised in Norway, Heidi has over the past 10 years been working as a Marketing Manager in the IT industry. She believes her previous experience in human resources is an important asset for managing a business that requires great personal relationships between home care agency owners, client families, seniors and caregivers.
Heidi's passion for improving the quality of life for the elderly started in her early years with a heartfelt love and respect for her loving grandfather, her biggest hero growing up. His legacy motivates her everyday to go out and do what she can to improve the everyday life for our elderly in our community. They deserve nothing less than admiration and respect, and she will always make sure that her team holds those same standards. While in college, she also worked as a caregiver for disabled children and young adults, and the most valuable lesson she learned was how life changing one person's work can be for another individual, as well as their loved ones.
Why Heidi Choose the Home Care Industry:
Heidi and her husband Arnt came to Florida in 2010 and fell in love with the community. Today they are raising two kids, 4 year old Leah and 1 year old Simon. As a young family, being away from the support of family and friends raises some of the same challenges for the families of our seniors in our community. Who do we trust to take care of our loved ones when needed? These experiences inspired Heidi and her husband Arnt to open a home care service for seniors in their Florida community. After researching different franchisors in the home care industry, Heidi was impressed by Forbes magazine recognizing Right at Home as one of the best. When she began talking to Right at Home, she realized quickly how serious they are about finding the right franchisees who take senior care seriously.
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Anthony Sands,Community Liaison
Anthony has lived in Florida for 21 years and has been involved in the local community on many different occasions that benefit non-profits. Raised in the northern suburbs of Chicago, his Father was a builder and pastor and his mother owned her own business. Growing up in the church helped to fashion and develop the man he has become today. Anthony has a passion for helping those that are hurting and helping those in need at any level and feels rewarded when he is able to do so. Anthony has worked in retail and the service industry as well as being a full-time music director in different churches, along with 6 years in the IT and Web sector. One of his most memorable moments was when he was employed at The Cancer Treatment Centers of America (Chicago). It was an experience he felt fulfilled in as he interacted daily with patients and family offering comfort, care and assistance.
Why Anthony Choose the Home Care Industry:
In 2001, Anthony's mother lost her battle with cancer and he saw first hand the importance of caregivers and the role they play in assisting the family. His father was her main caregiver assisted by both of his mothers sisters. Anthony and his wife would make the 3 hour trip with 3 small children on the weekends and some weekdays to offer help in giving the other family members a much needed break. “ Caring for a sick loved one takes it's toll and I know firsthand the mental, physical and emotional drain on caregivers.” says Anthony. The family also had a caregiver 12 hours a day 7 days a week during her last stages of life and were so appreciative of the help and compassion. So, when he was afforded the opportunity as Community Liaison for Right at Home, there was no time needed to make a decision. He gladly accepted.
“People do not just need assistance... They need to know we care.”
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Joyce Berry, Care Manager
Joyce Berry, our Care Manager and Administrator brings over twelve (12) years of experience in the home health arena, including management of Medicare and Medicaid certified agencies, as well as Private Duty services. Additionally, she has thirteen (13) years of experience in the Managed Care and Hospital arenas, where she worked in a senior management capacity. She has been instrumental in achieving NCQA, CHAP, and AAAHC accreditations for various organizations, as well as adherence to governmental regulations and maintenance of licensure requirements. She is a lady of many talents, as she also holds a current Florida Real Estate license, is a Florida commissioned Notary Public, and is also a chef and entrepreneur for her former ownership of her authentic Italian restaurant! She is certified in Food Safety Management, which will play a role in training caregivers on food safety while in client homes.
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