Have you ever had a parent in the hospital waiting to go home after a procedure? In the morning, the nurse tells you that your parent needs a caregiver and you have until 11 a.m. to find someone to help you. The social worker may have given you a choice of agencies to call, but how do you know which one is the best?
You can feel assured when you contact Tim Petlin of Right at Home that you will be working with someone who listens to your concerns. He has made it his goal to be sure the caregiver and patient are a good fit. He continually works to be sure his staff has the latest training and his patients are happy with their service. If there is a problem, his goal is to solve it.
How did Tim get into this business? Growing up in the San Fernando Valley and L.A.’s Westside, Tim was one of ten children. His mother, an older sister, and bro-ther were nurses. Tim worked in the administrative side of the health care field.
Twelve years ago, Tim decided to go out on his own. He became part of the franchise, Right at Home. In 2017, the state required licensing for health care agencies. Tim has completed the marketing program and recently hired a director of community relations to “reach out to the community to strengthen their relationships.”
Tim is always looking for qualified caregivers. To become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), the person needs special training. To be part of his agency, the employees must have annual training of five hours a year, for which they are paid.
Tim has always focused on staying healthy through running. He used to do triathlons and even participated in four Iron Man races several years ago. His wife, Annie, has been a vet at the Santa Monica Pet Medical Center for 24 years. They have one daughter, Audrey, who is in the fourth grade.
To find out more about the services of Right at Home, call 310-313-0600.