Right at Home of Southeast South Dakota is based in Sioux Falls and is owned and operated by Tony and Kari Mau. Tony has over 25 years in the professional services industry. He believes communication is the key to helping clients and family members arrive at decisions with which they can be comfortable. Tony also serves as President of the South Dakota Parkinson Foundation.
Kari holds a psychology degree from Concordia College. Upon graduation, she moved to Bethesda, MD and worked at the National Institute of Health. She served as a mental health clinic administrator and as a manager of the credentialing and contracting unit at Magellan Behavior Health of Columbia, MD.
Tony and Kari’s primary objective in hiring care providers is hiring only those people they, themselves would welcome into their home. She and Tony have three sons, Hayden, Cooper & Jarod.
Meet Tony, Owner of Right at Home Southeast South Dakota
Choosing care for a loved one is a deeply personal decision and we understand you want to know who will be caring for your loved one. Meet Tony Mau, owner of Right at Home Southeast South Dakota. Tony visits about his commitment to providing quality in home care for your loved one.
Meet Our Team
Tony Mau - Owner
I’m Tony Mau. I spent 22 years in the Corporate world before finding my calling in Home Care. I was inspired by my mother in law to start this business after she spent time in our home after a hospital stay and I couldn’t get answers to my questions regarding in home care. I now insure anyone with questions about staying in their home gets the needed information to make an informed decision. My wife, Kari and I live in Elk Point with our dog, Dozer. We have 3 grown children. Hayden (26) lives in Baltimore as a set designer; Cooper (24) lives on Long Island is training to be a golf course superintendent and Jarod (22) is in graduate school to become a Chiropractor.
Laurie Bruggeman - Office Manager
My name is Laurie Bruggeman. I spent 35 years working in Corporate America. I was involved in insurance, investments and trust. I felt it was time for a change to something completely different. I came across an ad for a position in home care. It seemed fitting, as my then 92-year-old mother was determined to keep her independence by living in her own home, so homecare just seemed right. It’s been challenging and rewarding but trying to make a difference for those who are striving to live on their own as long as possible is an important mission to me. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, sports and spending time with my family. My husband, Bruce and I have 3 fantastic grown children. Tyler is an R.N., Brad is an engineer and Britney is a respiratory therapist. So far, just enjoying grand-dogs and cats.
Patsy Rieckman - Director of Nursing
Hello, my name is Patsy Rieckman. I am a registered nurse with 27 years of experience, 22 years serving in home care. I have been married for 42 years. I have 5 wonderful children, 13 beautiful grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. I know the importance of providing tender loving care as I have provided cares for my mother in law and a niece at the end of their lives. I believe in treating our clients, just as I treated my family members. I am very glad to be part of the Right at Home team where they strive to improve everyone’s life.
Heide Haas - Scheduling Manager
My name is Heide Haas and I am the Scheduling Manager here at Right at Home. Before I accepted a position here, I had the privilege of being a stay at home mom for 13 years. I also attended college for social work. I married my high school sweetheart and we eventually settled our family in Brandon SD. I have four wonderful children who keep me busy with soccer and other activities. Spending time with my family and being a soccer mom is how I enjoy my spare time.
Kim Kolar - Task Manager
My name is Kimberly Kolar and I am currently the Task Manager at Right at Home. Before working at Right at Home, I worked in the child care industry for 23 years in various roles of teaching and managing. Most recently as a Director. I attended school for Social Work, Psychology and I am a behavior Specialist. I was born and raised here is Sioux Falls and chose to raise my own family here. I am married to a wonderful man, mother of four amazing children and a grandmother to five amazing grandchildren. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, my two huskies and watching sports.
Shawn Johnson - Regional Director
My name is Shawn Johnson. I am the regional director for the southern part of South Dakota. Previously, I worked in health care for over ten years as CNA. For seven years, I was a business owner of a retail store. My undergraduate degree is from USD in Vermillion, in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Social Work and Psychology. I have lived all over the country and currently reside in South Dakota with my husband. My free time is spent with family, friends, and our pets.
To achieve our vision we:
- Provide dependable, compassionate caregivers who care for your family like their own
- Maintain an ongoing dialogue with our clients’ family members about their loved one’s individualized care plan
- Review each client’s individualized care plan regularly to ensure that our services match our clients’ changing needs
- Respond in a timely manner to referrals for homecare assistance from case managers, social workers, and other healthcare professionals in our community
- No one wants to leave their home. We hope to make them comfortable there for as long as possible.