The following is an interview with Rosaleen Doherty, owner of Right at Home — In Home Care and Assistance, conducted by Discover Marblehead. To learn more about the business, email or visit

Right at Home owner Rosaleen Doherty, left, and nurse Claire Bien-Aime

Tell us about Right at Home and why you started it. Our family started Right at Home in 2002 to provide professional home care services to support our seniors’ independence, allowing them to live in their own homes as they age. We started our agency when our children were babies because we wanted to be part of our local community and in service. This has become our life’s work, and we have been truly honored to serve thousands of families over the last 20 years.

What is the best piece of business advice you’ve ever received? Today, my side hustle is as a business coach because I have received so much mentorship and guidance from wonderful people over the years. The best piece of business advice, which still resonates today, is a question: “Am I working ON my business or IN my business?” That usually puts me in the right perspective to serve my clients and employees.

What is your favorite spot in Marblehead and why? My favorite spot is probably Gas House Beach. I spent so many summers there with my kids paddleboarding, kayaking, walking out to Gerry Island. I treasure the great memories with family and friends at that gorgeous spot.

What is something people would be surprised to learn about you? I am not sure anything I do surprises people, but I just took up golf a year or two ago. It’s really uncomfortable to be new at something! That being said, I am enjoying the challenge of the game and being a learner at the age of 55.

The business spotlight is a weekly feature published in partnership with Discover Marblehead. Discover Marblehead is “dedicated to the promotion of our majestic seaside town of Marblehead, Massachusetts. Our mission is to highlight local businesses, tourism, community events and attractions through social media, email marketing and community outreach.” To learn more, visit

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