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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.

Award-Winning Home Care

2021 Best of Home Care Awards

Bill and Karanda Osborne, Owners

We are on top of the world with our newest addition to the family, and are proud to be members of the international, award winning, Right at Home family! My beautiful wife Karanda is a CPA and manages the finances, Wyatt manages us, and I run day to day operations as the President and Agency Director with the support of our compassionate Caregivers and administrative team.

Right at Home Gastonia primarily serves a mix of large and quaint historic mill towns west of Charlotte throughout the Greater Gaston County Area as well as Steele Creek down into south Charlotte.

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Bringing Marine Corps and Critical Care Experience Back Home to Serve Seniors in Gastonia

Post deployment, I obtained a BS in Health Services Management from East Carolina University and, for over a decade, lived out a passion of practicing lifesaving critical care in the back of helicopters, airplanes, and ambulances, as an Aeromedical Specialist prior to Right at Home. I strongly believe it adds irreplaceable value to maintain current credentials as a Registered Respiratory Therapist—Adult Critical Care Specialist, Neonatal/Pediatric Specialist, and EMT, providing additional oversight for clients with serious cardiopulmonary diagnoses. I am a proud veteran of the Marine Corps having seen combat in Fallujah, Iraq. I enjoy collaborating with fellow veterans to help our brothers and sisters in need.

We are blessed with and take very sincerely the opportunity to provide both emotional and physical support allowing clients and loved one’s piece of mind, safety, and comfort, right in their own home. In continuation of aspiring to make a positive difference for others in need, Karanda and I are fortunate with the ability to use our God given talents in ways that will improve the quality of life for those we serve with Right at Home!

(Photo: Right at Home Owner Bill Osborne with Navy Captain Geno Paluso at a local Jaycee's event)

Right at Home Owner Bill Osborne pictured with Navy Captain Geno Paluso Right at Home Owner Bill Osborne pictured with Navy Captain Geno Paluso

Ruthaa E. Kwalume Woolridge, Executive Director

Ruthaa, the Executive Director, started working with Right at Home Belmont/SCLT after she moved to Charlotte, NC from Omaha, NE where she lived for 13 years. She found her career in Non-Medical Home Care to be very rewarding. Her 1st journey in Home Care started with the Northern Virginia Right at Home office in 2004. The vast experience that she acquired with Right at Home launched her growth in the industry and she has worked in various administrative positions.

Ruthaa is the proud mother of 2 amazing sons. She adores both of her sons and their families. Ruthaa was born in Durham, NC and her decision to move back to North Carolina brought her closer to her elderly father who is over 80 years old and most of her family who reside in the Greensboro/Winston Salem areas.

Ruthaa is excited to be part of the Right at Home Belmont/SCLT Team and she is committed to training key team members and to helping the agency to continue to grow and while striving to attract the brightest talent in the industry.

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April Justice, RN, DON

April Justice started with Right at Home in March 2023, and has loved this job from the beginning. She Has worked as a nurse for over 20 years. She wanted to be a nurse since she was a child because of her aunt, who was a labor and delivery nurse. April grew up with a long heritage of Veterans in her family and appreciates the opportunity to work in homecare and with other Veterans. Her grandpa was on a war ship in WW11 and was the captain’s chief and her father was in the Vietnam war. All our clients and veterans have a special place in her heart, she enjoys serving the community by being the Director of Nursing with Right at Home.

Deborah Forster, RN

Deborah Forster is a seasoned RN who began her nursing training at a young age in West Africa serving at a missionary bush hospital. Since receiving formal RN training in the USA, she has expanded her nursing experience to include time served in the military, wound care nursing, and home health care for over 40 years. With her international and cultural background, she is very comfortable connecting with people of various and diverse backgrounds and has a special niche working with seniors. Right At Home has become home for Deborah where she now utilizes her care management skills to serve our clients.

Natalie Thompson, RN

Natalie has been a registered nurse for a little over two years. She started with Right at Home Belmont as a Certified Nursing Assistant years ago and absolutely loved working with the elderly population. Her passion has been to apply her skill to help others and show them kindness. When she became a nurse, she decided to come back to Right At Home to continue to serve and help the elderly population!

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