Frank and Patricia Barton
Right at Home Salt Lake is locally owned and operated by Frank and Patricia Barton. They both grew up in Salt Lake City, where he graduated from Highland High School and she from Granite High School. They were married in 2005 and currently have two children.
After graduating from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelors of Science degree in Industrial Engineering, Frank spent 14 years at Cintas, a Fortune 1000 company, where he served in various management positions in Canada, Salt Lake City, and California.
In 2006, Frank's mother Maggie was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. Frank and his family did everything that they could to keep Maggie in her own home. However, there came a time when they were no longer able to do so. After finding the right facility for Maggie, Frank began to explore the idea of helping others during their own health care transitions.
Frank had always known that he wanted to own his own business and after his personal experience in providing care for his mother, in 2011, he opened Right at Home of Salt Lake. Frank's firsthand experience allows him to understand the needs of families as they deal with the challenges that come along with the aging process.
Frank became a Certified Senior Advisor in 2011. He is currently a member of the Home Care Association of America. He is also currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Utah Association of Home Care as well as the Utah Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Frank also volunteers at local senior centers, where he teaches iPad classes, and he is currently serving on the Accreditation Committees for both the Millcreek Senior Center and the Mt Olympus Senior Center.
Meet the Team
Jennifer Needham Figueroa - Recruiter
I was born in Southern California got married and moved to Utah over 13yrs ago and we now call this our home. We have had one daughter who is now school age and we enjoy raising her here in Utah. I started out Caregiving when I was 12 years old and have been in the medical field since. They used to ask me to sit with older ladies in my church when they were having issues at night and to give their husbands a rest. I started working in Physical Therapy as part of a work permit when I was 14 and continued working for Physical Therapy as an aide into my college years with the idea of going into college to be a Physical Therapist, but it turned out not to be my passion. Although I had enjoyed working and caring for the elderly. I worked for over 5 years in a private practice back office and surgery center that centered on cataract surgery. I enjoyed taking care of the elderly and helping them through the process of seeing better. When we moved here to Utah I started working as a CNA in a skilled nursing facility and became a CNA Coordinator very quickly. I eventually wanted to do care outside of facility was doing private care and that is when I came to work for Right at Home of Salt Lake. I came into the office just before my 2 year mark as a caregiver. I wanted to help clients and caregivers continue to have a good experience with the company. I enjoy talking families through the process of getting their families care and relationships that we create. Part of the relationships we create is following through with the promise to match the right caregiver for their family member. I help that process by stating and knowing that we can provide Quality and Caring Caregivers and CNA’s by being part of the recruiting and onboarding process. I love being able to provide Quality Care to our clients and provide a ethical and caring company to our Caregivers.
Chelsey James - Care Supervisor
Yá’át’ééh Shí éí Chelsey James yinishyé
Tódík’ozhí nishłį́, Bít’ahnii bashishchiin, Tótsóhnii dashicheii, Tó’áhaní dashinalí, Ákót’éego diné asdzáán nishłį́. Hello my name is Chelsey James. I am of the Bitter Water Clan, born for the Folded Arms People, my maternal grandfather is of the Big Water Clan and my paternal grandfather is of the Near the Water Clan. In this way I am a Navajo Woman.
I am from the beautiful Navajo Nation, born and raised. Brought up traditionally by my parents Roger and Etta James, who I am still learning from after 26 years. I have two young healthy boys with my husband Casey Begay. We have been here in Utah for about 5 years now and absolutely love the scenery. I am the Care Supervisor of Right at Home, I take care of scheduling for our clients and communicating with our wonderful caregivers who make Right at Home the awesome care company we are! I have been a caregiver myself for a couple years, in Assisted livings, Memory care, rehabilitation communities, home health and Hospice care all serving elderly residents. I very much enjoy being around seniors listening and learning a lot of things of the past, getting to know them and their families alongside nurses and doctors I’ve worked with. Being with Right at Home has been a very different experience for me being in a supervisor position and I love it! Though I don’t get see much of our clients to make a personal connection, I do enjoy the times I do get to, whether it’s on the phone or a quick visit when our caregivers are not available to. I am very thankful for the opportunity to be apart of a great company that allows seniors to enjoy being cared for in the comfort of their own home.
Ahéhee’- thank you.
Pam Zoumadakis - Community Relations Liason
Pam Zoumadakis has been with Right at Home for over six years as our Community Relations Liaison. She enjoys working with Seniors, their families and other healthcare professionals informing and educating them on the scope and benefits of personal care services. She wants Seniors to know what their options are to stay safe and independent for as long as possible in their own home. Pam has worked in the business side of healthcare her entire career including positions in health insurance, reimbursement consulting and pharmacy sales. She has degrees in marketing and business administration.
Aubrey Guynn - Area Manager
Aubrey started in the Spring of 2021 with Right at Home but he is not exactly new to providing care for those in need. For nearly 20 years he volunteered at a local specialty hospital where he visited patients--especially on Sunday nights during the dinner hour when staffing was often short. Sitting at a “U” shaped table, he learned to feed 4-5 wheelchair-bound patients one after another. He learned to love and appreciate many patients he visited over the years.
He is also experienced in senior life, health and Medicare insurance and has assisted a number of individuals to determine their qualifications to receive the Veterans Aid and Attendance Pension. His 90+ year old mother and father in-law are also at the stage in life when added care has become critical to their own independence and well-being. This has given him a first-hand detailed look at aging issues and the specific challenges they face.
Aubrey graduated with a BA in English in 1980. He spent most of his career in sales and marketing in the tile and stone industry where he and his wife, Laura, owned a distribution company for nearly 27 years. He and Laura have four children and 12 grandchildren. He is an illustrator and enjoys hiking.
Melissa Bell - HR & Accounting
I was born and raised in Salt Lake City into a family of CNAs, LPNs, and RN’s. I have been caregiving my whole life. I’ve cared for grandparents, Children, Adults, my father, people with TBI’s, people on Hospice, and people that are medically fragile and need more extensive care. In 2014 my father’s cancer got worse, and he ended up on Hospice. I cared for my father until he passed away. When I was in my early 20’s, I became a military wife—moving around the USA, to places like Fort Drum, New York, Fort Sam Houston in Texas, Fort Riley, Kansas, and Fort Lewis Washington. My knowledge in Tricare and Triwest Insurance along with many years following up with a multitude of Long-Term Care Insurance company submissions. I’m still growing with the ever-changing policies and Rules 😊. I am HR and accounting with Right at Home of Salt Lake. I do billing, payroll, Long Term Care Insurance, VA claims, HR-related duties including training online and in-person for skills, and dementia dialogues.
Heidi Franke - RN Field Care Supervisor
Heidi Franke RN has been a nurse for 30 years. She graduated from the University of Utah with her BSN. Her nursing experience is broad. It includes public health, acute care, psychiatric, elder care, cancer care, hospice, intensive care nursing from burns to other traumas, nursing informatics and case management. She is proud of her accomplishments.
Heidi is excited to work with Right at Home. She looks forward to the work as the RN Field Care Supervisor in this more intimate setting away from hospitals because she feels the real life’s work is what happens right at home. She is dedicated to learning about each person she has contact with. She feels her role as a Field Care Supervisor is certainly clinical but in addition, she likes to focus on mentoring. Empowering the client and their families to feel safe in the care received and confident in the level of independence the client maintains is primary on Heidi’s mind. Mentoring the caregiver to feel happy, safe and comfortable is as equally important to her.
Heidi enjoys working with the elderly because of the positive influence her grandparents had on her. She had a set of country grandparents and a set of city grandparents. Equally as important as the other. She recalls feeling living more in the moment of life when being with her grandparents. Life slowed down and she liked that. She learned that simplicity in many things has the most reward, and hard work pays off.
Heidi has been a community advocate for the disenfranchised populations of the homeless, seriously mentally ill, and those suffering with addiction. Heidi is married, has 3 grown children, two grandchildren, one cat and one grand dog. Heidi used to teaching sailing which was one her most joyful moments in life. She now enjoys birdwatching, gardening, meditating, reading and writing. She believes there is an artist inside of her just waiting to get out. She welcomes any feedback.