Meet the staff of Right at Home Middlesex Monmouth
Beth Sholom, Owner
Right at Home of Central New Jersey offers in-home companionship and personal care and assistance to seniors and disabled adults who want to continue to live independently. We serve the communities of Middlesex and Northern Monmouth Counties and provide care from a few hours a day to overnight shifts to live-in care. We'll work with you to come up with the best plan for your family and always be available 24/7 to help.
Our owner, Beth Sholom, has a long history of caring about and for the elderly community. Her mother worked for 35 years as an assistant to the executive director of a nursing home in Brooklyn, a short distance from Staten Island where Beth grew up.
Both of her grandparents eventually had to live in a nursing home Her grandmother lost both of her legs due to diabetes and needed extra care and moved to the nursing home and Beth’s grandfather, who had lived with other family members, fell and broke his collar bone. He did not want to live away from his wife any longer so even though they were in separate beds on separate floors in the nursing home, they were together. Beth always relates their experience to the Kathy Mattea song “Where Have You Been”
"They'd never spent a night apart For 60 years she heard him snore Now, they're in a hospital In separate beds on different floors Where have you been? I've looked for you forever and a day Where have you been? I'm just not myself when you're away."
Beth’s experiences with her mother working at the nursing home and her grandparents living there inspired her to always want great care for seniors. She became an elder care attorney with a degree in special education, so she could advocate for both the elderly and people living with handicaps.
Beth’s passion has always been to ensure that her clients received better care than her grandparents had, and she has worked tirelessly for many years to make sure that happens. Recently Beth’s father fell and had brain surgery. As he recovers, it reinforced Beth’s commitment to make sure that her clients receive the same type of care from Right at Home of Central New Jersey that she wanted for her own father. Beth’s motto and belief has always been and will always be that we care for your family as we would for our own!
Beth obtained her Certified Assisted Living Administrator license (CALA) in 2014 in order to understand how she can work with assisted living facilities and serve her clients better. She is also a member of the New Jersey Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, the Arthritis Foundation, Caring Connections of New Jersey and the Middlesex Consortium for Senior Care. Her staff members and her children team up every year to participate in the Walk to end Alzhiemer’s.
Mary "The Nightingale" Ginn RN, Director of Nursing
I am an RN who has worked in community health for 40 years. My mission is to secure safe and educated health care choices for seniors.
Karen Laura “the Facilitator” Downing, Vice President, Business Development
I am passionate about serving our clients and their families, building trust and creating partnerships. Most importantly, I have the opportunity to help make a difference to enhance lives every day. I enjoy spending time with my beautiful family and friends, volunteering, laughing, learning, being active and visiting new places. I am proud to be a member of our amazing Right at Home family!
Ellen "The Chief" Burke, Client/Caregiver Satisfaction Specialist and Social Media Specialist
Before I worked for Right at Home, I was a client who hired Right at Home to care for my father so when I tell people that Right at Home is a great company, it’s because I have experienced the care and understanding and compassion of both Beth Sholom and all of her caregivers first hand. My passion is writing and, even though I don’t live in New Jersey any longer, I manage all of Right at Home’s social media accounts from my new location. I also write articles to provide good and helpful information to our caregivers, our partners, our clients and their family members. I’m so honored to be part of such a great team!
Hali "The Closer" Figueroa, Client Care Coordinator
Working for Right at Home has allowed me to follow my passion of helping people by providing them with a valuable service. As the office manager I am in constant contact with all of the Right at Home caregivers, our numerous clients and the various sectors of support for the elderly and their families. I put my energies into helping them by providing them with my knowledge and ability to serve as a resource on pointing people in the right direction
Kieran "The Deputy" Carmon, Social Media Specialist and Marketing Coordinator
I get to combine my passion for helping people with my creativity. When I’m not assisting the office team, I enjoy creating art, hiking, kayaking, and routing for my son in his various sports!
Freida (Fern) "The Practitioner" Kuhn RN, Field Registered Nurse
I am a registered nurse specializing in diabetes. I enjoy working with our clients in their homes and with everyone in the Right at Home office. I also enjoy writing children’s books.
Fran "The Mechanic" Lezamiz RN, Field Supervising Nurse
I have been a nurse for over 20 years. My passion is working with the geriatric population. I believe in maintaining their quality of life and daily living in the comfort of their own home as long as possible. It gives me great joy in being able to assist in this process.
Kathy "The Ratchet" Wasko ADON, Field Registered Nurse
I have been a nurse for over 30 years and have worked in hospitals, surgical centers, medical centers and doctor offices. I have been working with Right at Home of Central New Jersey and their clients for nearly 4 years and I very much enjoy being able to work with our senior population and making sure that they are able to live safely at home. I am active in my church and have been recognized with Service and Dedication Advocate Awards by the Middlesex County Office of the Rape Crisis Intervention Center.
Aimee "The Enforcer" Casale, Director of Employee Relations
I am thrilled to work in a field where I can make a difference in the lives of others. When not in the office, I am chasing after my two little girls and spending time with my husband. I’m also a huge musical theatre buff and love going to see shows.
Kim "The Agent" Cox, Executive Assistant
Right at Home provides me with the opportunity to work with a wonderful group of people. When I'm not at the office, I enjoy spending time with my family, roller skating and completing home renovations.