DJ and Olivia Busenbark, Owners
The Busenbarks grew up in Denver, were high school sweethearts who married early and started a family of their own. Olivia received her bachelor’s degree and eventually earned her Certified Nursing Assistance certification. She took pride in being a dedicated mother to their three children and a volunteer, helping out at her children’s school as well as the local hospice. Through her volunteer efforts with hospice, Olivia took on responsibilities that dealt with fundraising and finally patient care. Her passion for senior care grew from there.
DJ’s ambitions to provide for his family led him to sales manager positions at different car dealerships throughout Denver. Through these experiences, he learned how to manage a team and work with a large organization.
With the desire to move to a warmer climate and find a place that would be a fit for their family, DJ and Olivia fell in love with the Honolulu area.
The Busenbarks also dreamed of starting their own business.Combined with DJ's business experience and Olivia passion for senior care, this dream led them to Right at Home. They are thrilled to bring an organization focused on caring for others to their new hometown.
Rick Tabor, Operations Manager
Rick joined the Right at Home on O’ahu’s team May 1, 2017. His primary responsibility is to help Right at Home become Hawaii's primary in-home eldercare provider service through; reliable, well-trained, supervised, best practice care provider services tailored to meet each individual's needs. Rick has been in the helping field since 1976. In 1976, he was a Navy Hospital Corpsman stationed at K-Bay with the Marine Infantry. In 1977 Rick was the Petty Officer in-charge of K-Bay's Mental Health Clinic. He's worked in adult family homes, Hale Kipa Runaway Shelter and supervised mental health professionals, crisis workers and care providers for over thirty-five years. Rick is a developmental disabilities specialist, adult, family & youth mental health professional, Washington licensed mental health counselor, certified mental health supervisor. Rick returned home to Oahu with his Kama'aina wife after many years on the mainland. In 1980 Rick graduated from Chaminade University of Honolulu with a BA in psychology and minor in criminal justice. He received his Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology at the University of Oregon in 1987. Rick's primary theory of focus is client/person driven and solution focused. Working with strengths, while anticipating & adjusting to concerns is the optimal, normalized way to manage life.
Rick is proud to team with Olivia and DJ along with the Right at Home Caregivers, Clients, their Families & all the supports who do such incredible work with our Island’s Kupuna. He enjoys being a leader with Right at Home’s much-appreciated in-home eldercare assistance as O’ahu’s Kupuna in-home needs continues to grow and expand. Rick says, “compassion is an action word with no boundaries.” His passion for living a life of dignity with Love, Laughter & the Aloha Lifestyle is something Rick embraces and how he lives his humble life.
Rick’s Kupuna (Elder) activities include:
- Rotary Club of Honolulu Member (RYLA Facilitator, Hearing Aid & Peacemakers Committee)
- Alzheimer's Association State Champion (AIM)
- Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society (HPGS) Board of Directors
- Active member of the Kokua Council
- Active member of the Legislative Kupuna Caucus
- HMoW’s; Hawaii Meals on Wheels Advisory Board
- Rick and his wife deliver the HMoW’s Waikiki Wednesday dinner route
- Chaminade University of Honolulu Employer’s Advisory Board
- Club 100 Member; Charlie Company
- Palama Settlement Santa and Volunteer
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For more information on Right at Home or any Kupuna issues, please contact Rick at; 808.797.2111.