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Our People

Our mission has always been to improve the quality of life for the seniors and adults with disabilities we serve. That means it's always about the people we serve and our dedicated team of caregivers and office members who work tirelessly to care for clients. We live and breathe our mission every day, with the goal of helping you navigate the journey.

These are the people who work behind the scenes to bring you and your loved ones the highest caliber of in‑home care.

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(973) 400-4170

Maria Whyte Gruning, RN, BSN | Owner

Maria Whyte Gruning, RN, BSN, brings over 20 years of experience in the acute care in-patient rehab and mental health settings. After many years at the bedside caring for patients, Maria was looking for a new challenge where she could use her skills while still serving the community of New England that she loves.

Maria: “We look forward to continuing the philosophy of patient first. This has been our practice over many years of caring for our community at the bedside and now we are excited to bring the highest level of care to our neighbors in Southern New Hampshire.“

She is passionate about the mission to improve the quality of life for those in our care. She welcomes the opportunity to serve you and your loved ones. Please contact us online or call us for more information at 973-400-4170.

Maria Whyte Gruning, RN, BSN, Owner of Right at Home of Southern New Hampshire Maria Whyte Gruning, RN, BSN, Owner of Right at Home of Southern New Hampshire

Walter Ochoa - Owner

Walter graduated from the University of the Valley in Guatemala where he met his college sweetheart Jean, who by the way is American, and as people say, the rest is history…6 years later, they married and moved to Brooklyn, her hometown, where they currently live and have 2 beautiful children. Walter and his family are very involved in the community, which they greatly love. Walter worked for top financial service companies for several years holding positions from Project Management to Compliance Control Specialist.

Always wanting to start his own business, Walter finally had the opportunity to do so. The decision was not an easy one to make, he recalls, “he wanted to do something that would give him inner satisfaction”, and what greater fulfillment than helping others. Soon the decision was clear, he decided to help those who wanted to stay home and could no longer do it by their own means, mostly the elderly and disabled. In 2010, Walter and Jean decided to open Right at Home Brooklyn, serving New York City.

A few years later Walter knows he made the right decision. “The need is definitely there” he usually says, “now we are not just helping the elderly, but adults of any age that need assistance after surgery or just need an extra hand to live Right at Home”. That conviction, plus his Culture of Care philosophy, makes Right at Home one of the most Care driven At Home Senior Care agencies around.

Walter Ochoa, Owner of Right at Home Brooklyn, NY Walter Ochoa, Owner of Right at Home Brooklyn, NY

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