Our Home Care & Senior Assistance Staff in Kilmarnock
Pictured: Brittany Ownes - Leader Caregiver, Katherine Keith - Owner, Amy Suttle - Marketing & Outreach Director, Sherren Ball- Caregiver Scheduler & Supervisor
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.
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