Name: Randy Spears and Alison Long
Location: Trenton, NJ
Randy Spears and Alison Long realized Right at Home would be the perfect fit for them after they had been in unfortunate circumstances with their mothers’ conditions and lack of care. Long comes from a medical career with over 15 years of experience and is currenlty working within the pharmaceutical field. Spears is a transplant from Colorado, where he worked as a building contractor for the Colorado University school system. Combining their experience and passion to fill a lack of elderly care, Spears and Long expressed how Right at Home was the ideal fit for them.
Q: Where are you from?
A: I’ve lived in Colorado most of my life, but moved to New Jersey a year ago, because my kids are in college out east. Alison was born in Zimbabwe. She grew up in South Africa, then moved to London, and has been in the US for 10 years.
Q: What was your career before franchising?
A: Alison was a MD and ran her own family practice for nearly 20 years – she’s delivered over 3000 babies! Now she works for a pharmaceutical company. I was a building contractor – I worked on school projects for the Colorado University school system. I retired from that last year.
Q: How did you learn about Right at Home?
A: Both Alison and I realized the need for home care services in personal circumstances we faced. My mother had a heart attack, and had to move in with my sister because there weren’t any services in the area that could help take care of her. Alison’s mother fell and fractured her pelvis and had to move into an assisted care home. We were interested in opening a franchise, but had never considered this industry before. After the experiences we had, we started looking into home care companies and found Right at Home.
I liked Right at Home for two big reasons. First, we really liked the people we talked to. The company has a great culture, which was really important to us. And second, Right at Home’s franchise support was on a more professional level and had great systems in place. By teaming up with them, we already have all the tools we need to be successful.
Q: What are your hobbies? What do you like to do for fun? What activities do you enjoy on weekends?
A: I’m very active, I love to ski and go rock climbing.
ABOUT RIGHT AT HOME
Right at Home, a privately held provider of in-home elder care and assistance, was founded in 1995 by Allen Hager, a hospital administrator who was concerned patients needed additional assistance after their discharge from the hospital. Before opening the first Right at Home office, Hager became a Certified Nursing Assistant to gain a better understanding of the care giving issues that families faced as their loved one returned home. Today, Right at Home generates more than $173 million in annual revenue through its 200-plus offices across the United States, the United Kingdom, Brazil and now as the first in-home senior care franchise to enter China. Outlets are franchisee-owned and operated, and staff skilled professionals are trained to provide home-based care for thousands of clients daily. For more information about Right at Home, visit www.rightathome.net.