Rod Myers, Owner
What was once a vacation spot for Rod has evolved into a permanent residence for him and one of the newest locations for Right at Home. Born and raised in Burlington, Vt., Myers graduated from Champlain College with a degree in computer science. After college, Florida’s warmth and sunshine caught his attention, so he began searching for a position to start his career in the Sunshine State. Once Myers was offered a job in the Tampa Bay area, he made the decision to relocate. For 13 years, Myers’ background in information technology expanded. Working with Tech Data, a computer distributor, allowed Myers to gain experience from many diverse roles, including technical support and systems engineer.
After a shift in direction and relocation Rod caught the entrepreneurial spirit in Atlanta, GA. His change from software support and engineering moved towards engaging with people more directly in his UPS storefront. Over the next four years Rod obtained a strong understanding of business ownership, and further ignited his desire to work with and help others. Convinced of the life he had cultivated Rod took another step in fulfilling his goals of owning his own business and working with people. He continued to search out other franchise opportunities and concluded that Right at Home was the place for him. Recalling “their business model appealed to me and their corporate staff was so welcoming and professional. I also was impressed by the support and training provided by Right at Home.” What Rod noticed in Right at Home were the same traits he possessed.
Rod’s desire to serve goes hand in glove with the mission of Right at Home: “To Improve the Quality of Life for Those We Serve.” With his desire to provide quality in home senior care Rod pulls from some of his own experiences. Witnessing the fading health of his grandmother Rod took note of the caregivers and assisting nurses’ help his grandmother during her time in hospice. The quality time, care, and effort the caregivers and nurses put towards his grandmother he says prolonged her life. Motivated by his experiences Rod now volunteers his time at Gulfport Senior Center and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.