We know selecting in home care for your loved one is a deeply personal decision and not one you take lightly. We pride ourselves on our individually tailored custom care plans that ensure your loved one gets the care they need. We hope you will take a few minutes to get to know us and contact us when you are ready to begin care. We look forward to providing the right care where ever you call home.
Our Owner John Kindred In His Own Words
John shares why he became a Right at Home Franchise Owner
Your Local Right at Home Care Team:
John Kindred, Owner
Courtney Shepherd, Staffing Coordinator
Joell Lasley, Accounting/Payroll
Gail Carmack, Personal Care Attendant, Preceptor
As the Owner, I am responsible for ensuring the company runs smoothly, that the clients are all satisfied, and that the employees are kept happy.
What I like about my position: I am able to make sure that our seniors receive excellent care. We have an obligation to take care of them and we try very hard to make sure that they receive exceptional care. We can do that.
Why I like working with Seniors: They are the ones that made our country great. I really enjoy helping them and improving their quality of life.
How long have you been in the position: Ever since the company started in February 2003, over 14 years
About the Owner: John graduated from Southport High School in 1972 before attending Purdue University where he graduated with his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering. After graduation, John entered the US Navy and earned his wings of Gold. During his Navy career, John flew from 10 aircraft carriers as he logged over 780 carrier arrested landings. He served in many capacities including Commanding Officer, Executive Officer, Air Officer (Air Boss) and Deputy, Naval Air Warfare Center (Weapons Division). His proudest accomplishments were always those where his team excelled. During his tenure as commanding officer of VAQ-134, the squadron was recognized as the best EA6-B squadron in the US Navy as it received the Radford Award. They also earned the Golden Anchor for it excellence in retaining people and having great “people” programs.
After John’s Navy career, he opened the doors to his current Right at Home office. He was the 36th Right at Home franchise. They have been recognized for their excellence by winning the Home Care Pulse Leader in Excellence Award recognizing them as one of the top 4 percent of homecare companies.
Community service has always been a way of life for John. He has served as President of the Johnson County Council on aging. He also served on the central Indiana Council on Aging Advisory Council for six years. He also served the president of the Pastor Parish Relations committee of Southport United Methodist Church and has been involved with the Kiwanis Club.
John’s life has also revolved around service. As a retired Navy officer, he served his country for 21 years. As the owner of Right at Home, he continually serves the seniors in our community by keeping them safe at home.
John feels honored to have been able to donate a kidney to enhance and prolong the life of the son of one of his close friends. He explains his experience of giving on the below video which as generated by the transplanting organization, St. Vincent Hospital.
Physical fitness and endurance sports are one of John’s passions. In 2013, John completed his fist triathlon. Since that time, he has completed multiple triathlons including the Ironman distance triathlon at the age of 60 years old. He spends much of his week training for his triathlons. Many people would consider it work, but is adamant that he is simply enjoying himself. He plans on continuing this lifestyle well into his 70s as this type of activity has proven to add up to 9 years to a person’s life while maintaining their health.
What I do: As the scheduling coordinator it is my job to make sure clients and caregivers have daily schedules. I maintain documentation of associates, handle recruiting, associate hiring, orientations, respond to client’s calls, perform on-call coordinator duties as needed, and service as liaison between associates and office manager.
What I like about my position: I am able to have constant contact with clients, client families and associates to assure that I am helping our seniors receive the very best care.
Why I like working with seniors: I enjoy working with seniors because I am able to give back to them. While working with seniors, you are able to learn a lot of valuable life lessons as well as receiving advice. I had the desire to work with seniors because of personal situations and taking care of some of my senior family members. I love to make a difference in a senior’s life by helping them receive great care and maintain independence.
How long I’ve been in this position: In January of 2016 I came along as the Administrative assistant and then began care giving. I slowly began assisting with scheduling and became the scheduling coordinator March of 2017.
What I do: Billing, Payroll, Banking, employee records and concerns pertaining to payroll. I enjoy working on all of the special rewards for the caregivers like the caregiver appreciation lunches and caregiver corner. I also do the purchasing for the office.
What I like about my position: My background is retail and office management so this is something completely different and I enjoy learning new things. I also love working so closely with the caregivers.
How long I’ve been in the position: I have worked for Right at Home since February 2016.
Personal Care Attendant, Preceptor
What I do: Personal Care Attendant, Preceptor. I work in the home in direct care of clients as well as being a Preceptor which means that I assist in the training and monitoring of our caregivers.
What I like about my position: I like working in the home and office as I am able to have close interaction with clients and caregivers as well as interact with office staff. The interaction lets me keep the office staff up-to-date on client information and caregiver performance. These positions give me the ability to have a dramatic impact on ensuring that the clients receive the best possible care.
Why I like working with Seniors: Seniors are walking and talking history books. I am able to gain first-hand knowledge of their life experiences. Seniors are also full of wisdom that can give new direction in creating our own personal history.
How long I have been in the position: In March 2007, I came on board as a caregiver, I then was selected to Preceptor.
What I do: I am an Administrative Assistant. It is my job to Keep documents up to date. I scan them and store them. I am also responsible for recruiting and hiring. I am also a Caregiver.
What I like about my position: I love the company and the people that I work with. I also love the I get to help out with the hiring process and find the right caregivers to meet the needs of our elderly clients.
Why I like working with Seniors: I like to give back to the elderly and I really enjoy hearing many stories from their younger years. They have so much to tell.
How long I have been in the position: I have worked for Right at Home since June 2017
What Sets Us Apart?
Right at Home Indy South East is dedicated to providing exceptional service for our seniors. We only provide services to those over 55 years old and hire people that want to help seniors. Here are some of the things that set us apart from eveyone else:
- In business over 14years. Locally owned and operated.
- Great people that will provide great care for seniors
- Exceptional reliability.
- RNs involved in every aspact of our business.
- Responsive to the client's needs.
- Provide daily reports to clients family members via email.
- Provide activity based caregiving to keep the client active and engaged.
- Personal Services Agency License with our own employees. We are not a registry with independent contractors for caregivers.