Welcome to Right at Home Northern Lake County located in Grayslake, IL. Right at Home Northern Lake County is locally owned and operated by Mike Steiner.
Mike Steiner - Owner
Birth Month: January
Hobbies: Golfing, Scuba, Biking, anything to stay active.
Education: Southern Illinois University and the US Navy
Experience: Project Management for over 20 years at Motorola both domestically and internationally.
Why I love my job: After I was liberated from Motorola, I did some soul searching and realized I loved helping others. I found that helping others was not just a good thing to do overall but I finally found my calling. I love what I do and don’t call this “work” at all. The team we have is absolutely the best. So very proud of everyone who makes us who we are. Our mission truly resonates: To Improve The Quality of Life For Those We Serve. How can you beat that!
What I want our clients to know about me: Since I started Right at Home, I think it has given me a new purpose in life. It has helped me build a stronger bond with my son. I’ve learned never to judge and I think most important that each day is a blessing and to share with others that as we age we don’t need to restrict ourselves and that so much is possible with a little extra help. For years as a Navy Veteran, I didn’t think much about it but now as I meet other Veterans, I feel proud and it’s so awesome to hear about others who have also served.
Jennifer - Right Care Manager
Birth Month: February
Hobbies: Gardening, fishing
Experience: I was a CNA at Lake Forest Hospital and Nursing Home, Administrative Assistant at Motorola.
Why I love my job: I love helping others. Ever since I was a little girl I would walk or ride my bike around the neighborhood helping and visiting with elderly neighbors... mowing their lawn, cleaning up their home, walking their dogs, baking, gardening etc. Helping others is what I am about.
What I want our clients to know about me: I am very passionate about this business and I will do what it takes to ensure that our clients and caregivers are happy.
Kathleen - Scheduling Coordinator
Birth Month: January
Hobbies: Fishing, swimming, gardening
Education: Robert Morris University, Medical Assistant
Experience: MA 5 years, Event Manager 13 years, Administrative
Why I love my job: I absolutely love the elderly, and have enjoyed watching the caregivers improve their lives. We have some of the best!
What I want our clients to know about me: My life has been a journey of happiness and heartbreak. I have 4 living children, mother of 5. I am blessed with 5 grandchildren and spend my off time with them as much as possible. Had a hands on experience taking care of my dad at the end of his life. Learned so very much about dementia and the heartbreak it brings. Blessed to enjoy time with my 89 year old mom! Married, live in Lindenhurst and enjoy time at our cabin in Wisconsin.
Michelle - Billing and Payroll Specialist
Birth Month: March
Hobbies: Photography and repurposing old pieces of furniture with my own unique style.
Education: College of Lake County
Experience: Administrative, 15 years
Why I love my job: I love that our caregivers give our clients the feeling of security. Also, our caregivers help our seniors age in their homes with dignity by receiving the highest quality of care.
What I want our clients to know about me: XI have lived in Lake County, Illinois my entire life. I am a single mother and have two children, a girl that is twelve and a boy that is ten. I have a Tortoiseshell cat named Jessie.
FUN FACT: I attended school at a department store when I was in sixth grade. In August 1986, the Wieboldt's department store went out of business at Lakehurst Mall. The location being vacant came as a blessing in 1986 when flooding severely damaged Gurnee Grade School and Viking Jr High. More than 600 fifth through eighth grade students were housed in the old Wieboldt's space. The space was informally known as "Wieboldt U" during that time.
Lauri - Administration
Birth Month: April
Hobbies: Reading, travel, movies, photography, theater, comedy clubs, singing, karaoke clubs, photo-bombing
Education: University of Illinois at Chicago
Experience: I have extensive experience advocating and caring for others from children to seniors. It comes naturally to me. It’s true that when you do what you love, it doesn’t feel like work.
Why I love my job: After years spent raising three wonderful kids, I’m delighted to return to working outside of the home. I enjoy spending my days with our little office family. We are providing an important service -- one we all have the heart for. One of the perks of this job is the opportunity to meet and spend time with some of our clients and their families. I appreciate the company of seniors and having the opportunity to hear their perspective on life.
What I want our clients to know about me: With camera in hand, I have been fortunate to have traveled throughout the UK and Europe, including living in Scotland a couple of years. I enjoy the various cultures: languages, music, art, food and customs. I believe those experiences have strengthened my interest and appreciation for others, regardless of demographics.
Deb - Human Resource Manager
Birth Month: May
Hobbies: Staying active, Watching Packers football, Exploring
Education: College of Lake County and John A Logan College CNA
Experience: CNA, Patient Care Tech, Office Manager, Senior Care Coordinator, HR Manager
Why I love my job: Love working with Seniors, Caregivers and my fellow employees!
What I want our clients to know about me: My passion is helping others. I pledge to always to do my best for you and your family.
Lady - Companion / Comfort Dog
Birth Month: October
Hobbies: Eating, drinking (water), sleeping and most of all, being pet by our clients.
Education: Doggy school
Experience: I’ve been to many rehabs, nursing homes, assisted and independent living communities as well as private homes.
Why I love my job: Love being pet by Seniors (and sometimes checking for snacks they may have dropped on the floor). I get to hang out in the office a lot as well and have trained the staff to give me snacks.
What I want our clients to know about me: I don’t bite and am very friendly. Sometimes I have selective hearing (especially when it’s time to leave or when I’m told to do something I don’t want to do) but overall, I’m a kind and loving canine.
Meet Mike Steiner, Local Right at Home Owner in Grayslake
Right at Home Northern Lake County Owner Mike Steiner explains the personal and social benefits of professional In-Home Care.
Upon his honorable discharge he was recruited by the Motorola Corporation. While at Motorola, Mike served in various project management roles, both locally and internationally. This included managing the development of large communication systems, software development projects, and process improvement programs. He integrated his team building skills and customer service experience to successfully attain the common goals of the company and ultimately fulfilling the needs of customers.
After two decades serving Corporate America, Mike has transitioned to focus on serving the needs of the individual. Mike's experience and dedication to customer service AND getting the job done, uniquely qualifies him for Right at Home.
Mike Serves on the Board of Directors For:
Mike is Also a Founder of the Dementia Friendly Community Coalition