Edwin Young, Owner
Right at Home Austin West was started by Edwin Young after his grandmother told him she didn't want to go into a nursing home or other assisted living facility. His grandmother needed help, but only wanted to live independently and be cared for in her home. He believed many seniors, and their families, must feel the same way. Right at Home Austin West works with various healthcare providers and families to provide homecare in Austin that makes life a little less complicated for all family members involved and Edwin is heavily involved in the daily activities to make sure your family is treated with the care they deserve.
He graduated from UNT and spent over 20 years working with companies such as Dial and GE. Edwin is also a Certified Senior Advisor. Homecare in Austin is an important part of the healthcare support system and, as Edwin puts it, "We are working hard to increase the quality of care our clients receive each and every day."
Kate VanBenthuysen | Administrator
Kate was born and raised in Central Minnesota before moving to Missouri for college. She graduated from William Woods University with her Bachelor’s Degree and moved down to Texas. After the move, Kate began working for Texas Health & Human Services where she determined eligibility for Medicaid programs. Though she found joy in helping people, it was heartbreaking to deny seniors who were unable qualify for the programs.
Knowing she wanted to do more for seniors, Kate left the State position and began working for Right at Home as the Marble Falls General Manager. Her favorite part of the new position was being hands on helping our seniors and their loved ones navigate the path of aging and needing additional care. With a lot of hard work and dedication she took the small satellite office and quickly grew it into a thriving branch. In March 2019, Kate was promoted to Right at Home’s Administrator, managing the office operations for the Austin West, San Marcos, Brenham, and Marble Falls offices. Her business philosophy focuses around teamwork and customer service, making her a great leader for the team. When Kate is not running around the office, she stays busy raising her 5 children and step children with the help of her husband. Together they love all things outdoors and spending lots of time on the highland lakes!
Anna Rose | Community Liaison
I am the Community Liaison for Right at Home covering Austin, Marble Falls, Brenham, and San Marcos. Before making my transition to working with seniors at Right at Home, I worked with children on the Autism spectrum at an ABA therapy clinic. In both roles, I’ve had the opportunity to exercise my passion of helping families connect to the services and resources they need to support their loved ones through often difficult decisions and life changing transitions. I know how important it is to trust and feel confident in those you make referrals to, so I take every referral from our community partners to heart. Myself and the team at Right at Home promise to always do the absolute most that we can to provide high quality care to our clients and to create positive experiences to our clients, their families, and the other companies involved in their care. My mission is to be a reliable go-to-girl for not only Right at Home’s in-home caregiving services, but also to help navigate and connect professionals and families to other resources seniors may need. It truly takes a village to provide the best care possible for seniors, and our community's collaboration and teamwork is essential for in caring for and supporting our seniors.
Katelyn Hudson-Hartley | Operations Manager
Katelyn grew up in San Antonio with her family and love for animals. She has graduated with her; Registered Behavioral Technician License and her Aesthetician License, where she found herself able to make a positive impact. Katelyn ended up quitting what she was doing and decided to take care of her “Grammy” who had Dementia and Alzheimer’s. Katelyn found joy in doing this and knew she wanted to grow in the Healthcare industry more so. Katelyn then moved to Austin to grow in her knowledge and continue to help families. She is now our Operations Manager for Austin and Marble Falls Territories, and she has said “She is Home, at Right at Home”. Helping families and creating environments for caregivers to be their best selves is what Katelyn is truly great with.
Chandra Biggs | Client Care Manager
I have a caring nature and always enjoyed taking care of people young and old. I started with Nevada Senior Care in 2009 where I formed great relationships and later moving onto working at a residential care home. After moving to Texas in 2013 I went to school for my CMA certification. My family and i have lived in this community for 8 years and we love it! I am excited to be able to work with Seniors and family's in my community, giving back to them the way they have given to the community.
Kyla Weess | Retention Specialist
Kyla’s caregiving career started when her daughter was a young child by becoming a CNA and matriculating into nursing school. Then an opportunity arose to be an account executive for a local radio station and Kyla’s sales career began. She spent many years selling advertising with radio, newspaper and internet. However, Kyla moved to Austin from Sherman, Texas to welcome her first grandchild into the world. She then accepted the opportunity to rejoin the senior care industry and started working with Right at Home in April of 2016. Kyla has a passion for taking care of the elderly and making sure both the client and their family are happy with the caregiver assigned to them. She is a past member of the Kiwanas Club, Business and Professional Women, and Texas Press Women. She has a daughter, Erica, who is a social worker for a local senior living facility, and a precious grandson, Dean, who is her heart.
Maxann Hohenberger | Intake Specialist
Hi my name is Maxann. I grew up in the hill country of Texas and fell in love with the ever giving adventures it has to offer.
I chose to become part of the health care environment so that I knew my family and loved ones would be taken care of and make a difference. I have been in the healthcare industry for eight years now, my journey with Right at Home started with me being a caregiver. I was then offered to grow with Right at Home and am so proud to announce I am the Intake Specialist for Marble Falls and surrounding areas. Helping families get started in what can be a difficult journey brings happiness to my heart. I chose Right at Home for the family like environment and rewarding atmosphere. Payroll & Billing Specialist: Shannon Powell- please add photo and bio
Shannon Powell | Payroll & Billing Specialist
Shannon retired in 2018 after working 35 years for the State of Texas as the Assistant to the Director of Psychology at a 24 hour residential facility for intellectually disabled individuals. Throughout her career with the state, Shannon was part of a team that strives to improves the quality of life for others. Working for Right at Home has allowed Shannon to continue her passion.
Daniela Jimenez | Recruiter
I'm Daniela, I was born in Medellín, Colombia. I'm on my last semester of environmental and industrial microbiology at the University of Antioquia, and also working with Right at Home as a recruiter. I love being outdoors with my family and Friends enjoying Medellín's beautiful landscapes, I love to Sing and spend time with my baby Cats.