Cassy grew up in Petersburg, Virginia, and went on to become a licensed practical nurse from Chesterfield Technical School. After receiving her license, she went to work for a local hospital but soon decided to go back to school at John Tyler Community College and become a registered nurse. Within six months, Cassy was working in the critical care unit at John Randolph Medical Center. Ten years later, Cassy obtained her Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University and became director of the intensive care unit at John Randolph. Cassy earned her Master of Business Administration from Walden University in 2012.
As she pursued her education, Cassy looked into different franchises as a way to leave her hospital positions and put her MBA to greater use. While looking at various home health franchises, she discovered Right at Home. She rightly figured that the franchise would let her leverage her nursing skills and extensive hospital background in a business environment, and she knew Right at Home could make a difference for many families in Virginia.
After learning about available territories, Cassy decided to join Right at Home and expand the brand in Chesterfield and Richmond.
How did you find out about Right at Home?
I was searching for different franchises and I came across Right at Home. I also sought franchise advice from a friend of mine who had opened his own franchise, and I wanted to learn the pros and cons of the franchise industry.
Why did you choose an opportunity with Right at Home?
Learning about the RightTransitions® program and that skilled nursing had been implemented really helped me make the decision. The other options I was looking at did not have skilled nursing; I did not want to close the door to my career for the past 20 years.
What personal experience do you have in your own family with caring for a senior?
I helped my father care for my grandmother. She was dealing with congestive heart failure and needed assistance doing the simple things such as eating and bathing. In-home care helped her feel comfortable and still independent.