Right at Home was founded by Allen Hager. For many years, Allen worked in healthcare as a hospital CEO. While in the hospital environment, he watched many patients – especially seniors – leave the facility and return home, but not necessarily return to health. Once home, a lot of his former patients were unable to care for themselves.
Allen knew that with a little help, most of these people could lead healthy, happy lives in their own homes. But he also knew that there were very few companies that offered this kind of help.
Before he considered home care franchising, he talked to dozens of families to understand the different kinds of challenges they faced and what kind of care would help. Then he became a certified nursing assistant so he could experience the needs of people who were still living in their home but who needed some professional assistance.
In 1995, Allen started Right at Home. Five years later, he started carefully selecting franchisees who shared his passion for providing care in the home for those in their community.
Right at Home now has approximately 400 offices that serve thousands of clients across Canada, China, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Brazil, Australia and Japan.