The healthcare sector provides goods and services to treat patients with curative, preventive, rehabilitative, and palliative care. The modern health care industry is divided depends on interdisciplinary teams of trained professionals and paraprofessionals to meet health needs of individuals and populations. The sector includes hospital management, medical products, medical and dental practices, medical equipment and pharmaceuticals. Health encompasses physical, psychological, and emotional well-being.
Right at Home Georgian Triangle brings healthcare experience and expertise not only to the Collingwood region but into the home. Providing virtual and physical medical and non-medical home healthcare to adults with disabilities and senior, Right at Home helps these individuals get the care they need in the comfort of their own homes. With specific expertise in caring for people with Alzheimer’s and Dementia, Right at Home is a healthcare service committed to ensuring that seniors can stay in their home and in their community. Trained caregivers provide services including, but not limited to, companionship, shopping, transportation to appointments, hygiene and personal care, nursing and therapy.
Right at Home has been in operation for over 20 years and has operates in 8 countries worldwide. The The Georgian Health Triangle branch has been open for over a year and already serves numerous communities in the Georgian Bay region, reaching from Tobermory to Owen Sound to Wasaga Beach. The company is growing rapidly— from serving only Collingwood and the immediate areas when they opened in 2014 to serving 27 regional communities in 2015. Right at Home continues to expand its reach and serve more communities in the broader region, including Midland, Penetanguishene and the Muskoka Lakes region. Find the full list of communities they serve here.
Adrienne Wood and her family had been spending winters in Collingwood for the alpine skiing season for years before deciding to make the move permanent. Nancy had been coming to Collingwood for winter holidays all of her life, and carried on the tradition by taking her 4 daughters to the area for winter sports. Nancy and her family found themselves spending more and time in the South Georgian Bay region, and eventually decided to make Collingwood their full-time home. Both Adrienne and Nancy have been living in Collingwood for over 9 years now, enjoying the beautiful landscapes and excellent recreation the area has to offer.
In 2014, Adrienne and Nancy decided to set up a business to meet identified community healthcare needs. After researching home healthcare businesses, they decided to open a Right at Home office in Collingwood. They were impressed with the resources and support offered by the company to help achieve their goal of providing excellent home healthcare to families that need it.
Adrienne and Nancy are actively involved in the local community. They frequently act as volunteers, participants, and organizers for a range of programs, including Hospice, hospital, local clubs and non-profit events. They are also members of the Collingwood Chamber of Commerce. In their spare time, they both enjoy skiing, hiking, biking and golf.
Looking to the Future
Right at Home aims to be the family when the family is not able to be there. Both Nancy and Adrienne are amazed to hear that in their experience, so far, that they have never “met anyone without a personal story about care for their loved ones.” This is the need in the community that they are filling and intend to continue to serve as the need increases. Right at Home Georgian Triangle is quickly becoming a premier resource in the area for at-home care.
Find out more about Right at Home Georgian Triangle here.