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About Us

It doesn’t matter if you’re here because you’re looking for help living independently, or if you want to make sure someone you love has the support they need to stay in their home. We believe there’s more to caring for people than just providing in-home assistance. You deserve a care partner that understands the course of your journey and will help navigate the road ahead. Whether it’s preparing a meal or providing 24-hour care, we will be there for you.

Exceptional service is something we never compromise on. With decades of experience in providing integral care in their communities, our professional teams will ensure that your safety and well-being come first.

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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.

Katherine Keith, Owner

Katherine Keith carries an MA in counseling from George Washington University, but is also a Certified Senior Advisor.

Beyond that Katherine is a retired school principal, co-founder of the Howard Garden School in Alexandria, a breast cancer survivor, organizer of a small non-profit called My Grandmother’s House, and now a franchisee for Right at Home in Kilmarnock.

It’s safe to say Katherine loves working with people and has channeled that passion through opening Right at Home, to provide in-home care and assistance to seniors and disabled adults.

“I have found a small group of really lovely, wonderful caregivers,” said Katherine, complimentary of her staff, “The kind of people I would love to have caring for my loved one, or for me."

Katherine believes in building a community in whatever project she takes on. When she co-founded the Howard-Gardner School, community building was one a primary value in its theory. Katherine has brought those values with her in opening Right at Home to serve the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula. “It has been a delight to watch our caregivers with clients,” stated Katherine, “What’s most satisfying to me is to see that relationship and the benefits of it.”

Another thing Katherine has brought with her in opening the Right at Home franchise is that nature is nurturing and has a healing effect on clients' mentality. Depending on the client’s mobility, Katherine likes to ensure they get some time outside. According to her, they often take drives through Belle Isle State Park. “I’m very concerned about clients’ psychological state,” said Katherine, “We want to make sure we address issues of isolation. We want to make sure our clients feel connected and included.”

Katherine’s personal battle with breast cancer and firsthand experience with her brother undergoing a stem cell transplant for leukemia has allowed her to understand the importance of in-home care. She has always had a love for the Northern Neck area and thought it made a great candidate for this service. When Katherine is not volunteering to better Kilmarnock and other communities, she can be caught playing outside. The Northern Neck to her is an ecological treasure, and she feels fortunate to be able to explore it on foot, bike, or kayak.

Pictured: Brittany Ownes - Leader Caregiver, Katherine Keith - Owner, Amy Suttle - Marketing & Outreach Director, Sherren Ball- Caregiver Scheduler & Supervisor

Right at Home Northern Neck Staff Right at Home Northern Neck Staff

Our History

Our Founder, Allen Hager.During his years working as a hospital administrator, our founder Allen Hager watched many patients, especially seniors, leave the hospital and return home. But they did not necessarily return to health. Allen found that, once at home, a lot of his former patients were unable to care for themselves. He knew that with a little help, most of these people could lead healthy, happy lives in their homes. This became the idea for Right at Home.

After talking to dozens of families about the challenges they faced and what kinds of care would help, he became a certified nursing assistant to experience firsthand the needs of people who required professional assistance to continue living at home.

Today, with the help of Allen’s insights, Right at Home has grown to over 600 locations that serve tens of thousands of clients across the U.S. and around the world.


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