Our mission has always been to improve the quality of life for the seniors and adults with disabilities we serve. That means it's always about the people we serve and our dedicated team of caregivers and office members who work tirelessly to care for clients. We live and breathe our mission every day, with the goal of helping you navigate the journey. These are the people who work to bring you and your loved ones the highest caliber of in home care.
Right at Home West Orange County's Office Staff
Grace Atwood, MA Gerontology & Vernon Atwood, CSA
Grace and Vernon Atwood have been married for over 30 years. They bonded over their shared family values and their passion for helping older adults. For over 20 years they have been active community members of both Orange and Los Angeles County. Combined they also have over 50 years in the healthcare field.
Grace was raised in a multi-generational household, allowing her to learn from the older adults in her life and encouraging her to help the elderly. This also influenced her to earn her master’s degree in gerontology with a focus on wellness and longevity, which she uses in order to best assist Right at Home clients and caregivers. Grace also has over 20 years of leadership experience. She previously worked as a director of quality engineering for a medical device company, mentoring her employees and ensuring that the company consistently met customers’ expectations. Grace uses this experience to mentor office staff and employees, as well as to make sure that clients get quality care.
Vernon Atwood is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA). His mom was an Registered Nurse and he was always drawn towards healthcare, leading him to work as an engineer for over 30 years in the healthcare industry. When Vernon’s mom became ill he was able to use a caregiver to watch after her as she was on the other side of the country. He saw first-hand how beneficial it was for family to stay independent in their own homes, which led to him and Grace opening Right at Home Northwest OC.
Desiree has been one of our compassionate caregivers for 2 years. She now acts as care lead, making sure that shifts go smoothly, providing necessary supplies when needed. If you call Right at Home during office hours, chances are you’ll speak to Desiree as she is also our office receptionist!
Ghazaleh (Giselle) Farhang
Giselle states that she always knew that she wanted to work in a field that allows her to help others. After working over a decade as a caregiver and in customer service, Giselle now joins our team as care coordinator where she manages client care plans.
Jacqueline Atwood, RD
Jacqueline is a registered dietitian with a passion for helping others build a healthy relationship with food. She uses her expertise and master’s degree in nutritional sciences in order to provide Right at Home clients with one on one nutrition counseling, general meal planning, and nutrition education classes (on zoom or in person).
Kevin currently provides financial support at Right at Home by completing payroll, preparing billing and answering client questions related to billing. Prior to working at Right at Home Northwest OC, Kevin owned his own territory and brings indispensable knowledge of in home care.
Tracie came to Right at Home with a degree in business from Mount Saint Mary’s University. She uses her business expertise and discernment to recruit and hire compassionate caregivers. Tracie also provides caregivers with an orientation, onboarding, and training to help grow their skills and knowledge in order to ensure that they feel prepared and comfortable with their shifts.
Weekend Phone Support
Edna brings with her years of experience working in the caregiving industry. She is our go to for weekend phone support, always answering the phones with a professional can-do attitude.