Briefcase: Right at Home offers care, companionship - Business - Press of Atlantic City

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Briefcase: Right at Home offers care, companionship

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Name: Marie Cinolauro,

of Galloway Township

Education: Lower Cape May Regional High School; attended Atlantic Cape Community College

Family: Married to Sal Cinolauro, with sons Ryan, 20, and Sal Jr., 16

Company: Right At Home Atlantic-Cape May-Cumberland-Salem, of Linwood

Position: Staffing coordinator

Phone: 609-788-8236

Right At Home is a home health care agency. We pride ourselves, all of us here, on caring for the elderly and love helping them live in their homes.

We send certified caregivers or companions to homes, and we also have nurses on staff, RNs and LPNs.

We help with errands, personal care such as bathing, housekeeping, just as you would do for a family member.

We go in and assess the situation and always work with compassion and patience. Our clients are predominantly senior citizens, and we have some adults with disabilities.

The caregivers are certified through the state, and they’re able to do hands-on care — bathing, changing bandages, things like that.

All of our clients have access to our registered nurses. They go out on assessments every month.

If they have a fall or something like that, our nurses will go out anytime, 24-7, to check on them.

Companions are more to help them by running errands, maybe some grocery shopping. People need companionship, just to be a friend to them, take them places, things like that.

We take some private insurances and also work with the Veterans Administration. We have a Medicaid waiver and of course also take private pay, either with hourly rates or live-in rates, very competitive.

We also do pro-bono cases. Our president, Brian Maroney, is very caring and involved in the cases, meeting the clients personally.

I do the hiring and all of the scheduling and set up the care plans based on the assessments of the nurses.

I work really closely with my manager, Aida Hysner. The fourth member of our group, Patty Smith, is our marketer.

From my perspective, the challenge is recruiting the best caregivers, the ones who have the patience and compassion for this kind of work.

It gets emotional, too. Everyone I see makes me think of my grandmom and what I could have done differently if I’d known then what I know now.

About me: I love to run and workout and do martial arts, especially taekwondo.

Business Editor Kevin Post