ROCK HILL, SC (FOX 46 WJZY) — Veterans helping veterans. That’s the purpose behind an at-home care facility that opened Thursday in Rock Hill.
Jim Ryan said his goal is to offer his service to anyone who needs it.
But as a veteran himself, he said he wants to provide the necessary help for our veterans
“I decided to get into this work because I wanted to give back to the community,” Ryan said. “My personal ambition is to try to help as many veterans as I can.
Ryan is the owner of Right At Home, and at-home care franchise new to Rock Hill. Ryan was discharged from the Navy in 1990, and military memorabilia hangs on his office walls.
After the service he spent 25 years in corporate America, some of that with the Department of Veterans Affairs
“I saw that the vets weren’t being treated in a way that I’d like to be treated,” he said. “Nothing against the VA, great organization, but they’re overburdened. There’s a ton of people that are coming in on a daily basis that they have to help and have to support.”
Ryan said his mission is to keep people in their homes for as long as possible,.
“We can go to a person’s house, we can go to an assisted living facility, we can go to a hospital. Wherever they would like us to come and provide assistance and care for them, we can do that. Trying to let people age with dignity,” he said.
While Ryan said he’s focusing on veterans, the at-home service is available to anyone.