Presidents of Right at Home Hartford County
The Hartford, Connecticut office is locally owned and operated by Eileen Scandura, and her son Robert Scandura. Their mission is to improve the quality of life for you or your loved one by providing senior homecare consulting and elderly caregiving services.
Eileen Scandura, President, DME
Eileen has been in home health care in Connecticut since 1981. Eileen is a Certified Homecare Specialist, and has applied her skills in several home health care agencies in Connecticut. Her experience is directly related to assisting the elderly and disabled remain safe and independent while living in their own home or facility of choice.
Eileen decided to open her own homecare agency because she felt other organizations have lost their passion for caring for the elderly or have just become "body-shops" attempting to provide quality in home care. While other local Connecticut homecare agencies may tell you they can provide homecare, none of them have the direct experience or credentials that Eileen has earned throughout her career.
Robert Scandura Jr., Vice President –Operations & Client Care Services
Robert graduated from the University of Connecticut with a B.S. in business management and has over 20-years of customer service experience. His list of accomplishments includes serving President Ronald Reagan and Vice President George Bush during their successful 1984 re-election campaign and Congresswoman Barbara Kennelly during her gubernatorial bid in Connecticut. In fact, his personable skills and determination to be the best consistently made him the top business executive for several large companies. However, Bob believes the human element is more important than company profits, and he subsequently left corporate America to manage the Right at Home office with his mother. His experience with customer service and employee satisfaction has been invaluable as he establishes a client base and a cadre of quality caregivers. Bob’s passion for in home elderly care stems from living downstairs from and caring for his grandparents for almost 20 years. He believes that his presence has made a difference in their longevity and quality of life. Through his personal experience Bob truly understands what people are going through that need care for themselves or their loved ones.
Never one to sit back, Bob has a strong work ethic and identifies with astronaut Neil Armstrong’s philosophy, “I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine.”
Bob has an affinity for Veteran’s, especially the men and women who served and sacrificed in World War II. Bob insists, “We can’t do enough for them, they have an undefined decency and humbleness that is hard to find nowadays”. Furthermore, Bob was a major financial contributor and is a proud Lifetime Charter Member of the World War II National Memorial in Washington,DC.
When he’s not busy with Right at Home, he might be found volunteering at one of Connecticut’s Veterans Administration hospitals. He is also actively involved in his community as a volunteer in political and charitable events.
Most importantly Bob loves working with his mother. He believes, “We truly are making a difference one person at a time”.
Bob is married to Nailia Scandura who is a board certified Neurologist and board certified Geratric Physician. They have two children.
Runs in the family
Eileen’s own mother, Mary was also a caregiver and has taken care of many people in her day. “My mother was a very compassionate and empathetic person. She would take care of several people at once and would always get calls for elderly care assistance because people knew my mother was caring and compassionate. I learned a lot about caregiving from my mother.”
Eileen’s husband, Robert Scandura Sr. is a Retired Hartford Fireman who rose through the ranks and became a Certified Deputy Chief’s Driver’s Aide and was also awarded the Medal of Valor for saving a fire victim’s life. “I guess the caring profession is in our blood,” Eileen is proud to say. "It’s so rewarding to ease a family’s stress and fear about what’s going to happen to an elderly parent or someone who needs help with the basic activities of daily living. Working with people who are in crisis and need help at home is a special gift we were given and Bob and I feel blessed to be able to make this our personal mission.”
Eileen performs all the homecare assessments personally with families to make sure she knows exactly what they need and then she matches them with the best caregivers. Not all elderly home care agencies send specialists into clients’ home to assess their strengths and needs, but Eileen sees this as a critical element to their Total Care Service.
When it comes to homecare we realize you have many choices however if you want your loved one well taken care of then Right at Home is the homecare agency for you.
Please give Bob or Eileen a call and you will see the difference.