Kadi Agrignan - Owner
Birth Month: May
Hobbies: Watching my kids play soccer, and hanging out with friends
Education: B.A. in Healthcare Administration
Experience: I worked as a nurse aide in a nursing home, as an in-home aide for about ten years. I started working here at Right at Home shortly before graduating my bachelor’s program.
Why I love my job: Firstly, I like helping people. Secondly, I have a special needs son at home. When my son was sick, I was responsible for taking care of him around the clock. It can be overwhelming taking care of a loved one, always putting them first, above ourselves. A care provider needs to practice self-care and put themselves first in order to take care of others. Combining my prior nurse aide experience, and taking care of my son, I have been on both sides of the situation; both as a care provider, and as a client (family member). When situations arise at work, I can put myself in their shoes, and relate. I understand how it feels, and that has helped me succeed in my position here.
What I want our clients to know about me: I am a French speaker, in addition to English and two other Togolese dialects.
Fun Fact: I speak five languages: I like to dance, and love to travel!
Birth Month: March
Hobbies: Drawing/art, and knitting
Education: B.A. in Psychology at UNL ‘14
Experience: I spent six years at Region V, helping those with mental and physical disabilities, taking people to appointments, errands, etc… I also worked at Center Point at the front desk, seeing things from a different perspective, interacting a lot with a large concentration of people in poverty, helping them find housing, and make those resources available to them.
Why I love my job: I have always loved helping people, and there is always something to learn, whether it is from clients, or from experience gained from the office. It is helpful meeting different people, and no day is like the next.
What I want our clients to know about me: I have always been fond of helping other people and want to learn from their experiences.
Fun Fact: When I was younger, I was good at rollerblading.
Birth Month: October
Hobbies: arts/crafts, interior decorating, and bowling
Education: AS in Human Services, BS in Communications
Experience: My father had leukemia, and my mother had multiple conditions (diabetes, pacemaker), and I have been helping them with cares since I was in elementary school. I have an uncle who is paraplegic, and I have been acquainted with many different healthcare situations. I have worked primarily in retail, gaining experience working with other people. Previously I have babysat and have attended nanny school. Following my retail/marketing experience, I found a segway into home care here at Right at Home.
Why I love my job: I have been wanting to help and see the elderly/disabled be able to remain in their own environment, and to be independent when a lot of their independence has been taken away or compromised. The biggest reward I get in this job is seeing our clients maintain their independence. I get to help our clients increase their life longevity and watching them live fuller lives is another reward.
What I want our clients to know about me: I just want the best for our clients. I want them to be happy, and content in their environment. We are also not perfect, we do make mistakes, it is a part of life, but I hope that they see that we do the best that we can for them.
Fun Fact: I raised thoroughbred horses!
Birth Month: March
Hobbies: Playing the flute, clarinet, violin, singing, and writing
Education: B.F.A. Creative Writing for Entertainment in progress ‘21
Experience: I have six years of experience as a CNA from assisted living, live-in caregiving, and memory care work.
Why I love my job: I love being able to help people, to improve their quality of life, and to listen to their stories.
What I want our clients to know about me: I was my grandmother’s live-in caregiver for the last years of her life, and it was her warm spirit that drove me towards a career in healthcare. I treat every client of mine like family, and that motivates me to help each client to the best of my ability
Fun Fact: I got lost in the Louvre art museum in Paris.