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About Us

At Right at Home Galveston, we're dedicated to being much more than a simple home care company. We are a navigator of what comes next for seniors and adults with disabilities. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for those we serve. That means it's always about the people we support, and our dedicated professional teams working tirelessly to provide compassionate, highly-trained care for our clients. Living and breathing our mission each and every day is the passion driving our daily work, and the dedication to provide the highest caliber of in‑home care.

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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.

Kristen Carlson, Owner

Right at Home Galveston

Right at Home Galveston Owner Kristen Carlson

Right at Home Galveston and Brazoria Counties is a locally owned and operated business providing in-home living and companion services. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for those we serve. We do this by providing high quality caregivers to serve you.

Right At Home, Greater Galveston area is locally owned and operated by Kristen Carlson (pictured left). Prior to opening the Galveston RAH office, Kristen worked for over twelve years in medical management (8 years at the University of Texas Medical Branch and 5 years at the Center of Reproductive Medicine). Prior to moving to Galveston, she worked as a Financial Analyst at First Boston Corp in New York City. Kristen has a bachelor's degree in Sociology and an MBA from University of Houston Clear Lake.

Kristen has lived in Galveston since 1993. Kristen is actively involved in the Rotary Club of Galveston and was named Most Valuable Member in June 2009. She most recently served as President of the club 2017-2018 and served on the Board of Directors from 2009-2012. Kristen also serves as the Treasurer for the Galveston Art League, a non-profit art gallery. Kristen received her accreditation as a "Certified Senior Advisor" from the Society of Certified Senior Advisors in 2010. Kristen has two adult children, Taylor Greenwalt (Creative Services Coordinator for the Galveston Island Convention & Visitor's Bureau) and Sydney Greenwalt (co-owner of a Right at Home office in Round Rock, TX).

Kristen’s aunt, Estelle Greenwalt, was a great source of inspiration for opening the Right at Home office in Galveston. Estelle, a lifelong Galveston resident, was able to live happily at home until her death at the age of 91. Being able to provide safe, exceptional service to enable others like Estelle to stay 'right at home' as they grow older is what RAH Galveston is all about.

 

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Why Kristen Stepped Up to the Challenge of Providing In-Home Care

Kristen shares her reasons for opening Right at Home Galveston and what drives her passion for home care. There is a depth of relationships this type of business offers both clients and their care team. The importance of helping people and supporting the community at large is a big part of serving others. Through in-home care, Right at Home Galveston offers an empathetic helping hand to support people as they live their future.

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, Right at Home's work with Free Wheelchair Mission began in 2016 as the company looked for a partner that would help us further our mission of improving lives worldwide. To date, the Right at Home 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.

A number of caregivers praying with an Ecuadorian woman in a wheelchair.
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.
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