Owner & Founder
Ray Puckett is the owner of At Home Caregivers and functions as the Administrator for day to day operations. He began his career in Physical Therapy at the VA Hospital as a Rehab Technician in 1993 while attending Jefferson College. After graduating in 1995 he practiced in multiple settings with a primary focus in Orthopedics and Geriatrics. He has been involved in the medical field for over 20 years to include being a partner in an outpatient physical therapy practice and serving as a Director of Rehab in a Skilled Nursing Facility.
Ray is a native of Alabama, (ROLL TIDE!) but Virginia is his home. He and Paige, his wife of 29 years, have raised their family here and feel blessed to be in such a beautiful area. They have 2 sons, Andrew & Adam, both graduates of Lord Botetourt High school. As a family they take every opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. They are active members of Orchard Hills Church. Ray loves to hunt, fish, kayak, hike, golf, snow ski, and exercise. This area is conveniently located to take advantage of his many hobbies outside of work.
Ray served his country for 23 years in the U.S. Army and retired in 2011 from the Army Reserves. He has had the pleasure of serving in numerous places and did two tours of duty in Iraq.
As Ray was nearing the end of his military career he felt the urge to combine his healthcare and military experiences. He wanted to help others and as he reflected on his past experiences he recalled the pleasure he always experienced when working with seniors. He discovered a company called Companion Connection Senior Care that would assist him in the startup of this business and allow the autonomy that he desired. He did not want to be part of a franchise for fear that it would lose the personal touch. In December of 2010 he founded "At Home Caregivers". Ray could not be happier with this decision because as he has tells everyone “It has been a blessing to work with so many families to resolve their need for care and offer the solutions that work for them.”
Business Office Manager
Dana was born in Kentucky She has lived in 6 states and abroad. (Military Brat)
Dana moved to the Roanoke area from Florida when she was 21, to be closer to her family. While living in Florida, she had the privilege of working with an amazing group of mentally handicapped adults. "My time with them was a life changing event. I don't know who was teaching who". As a houseparent at Key Pine Village, our goal was to have the residents eventually move into a group home.
Dana joined the team with 'At Home Caregivers" in April of 2014. Since then, she has been able to do what she enjoys the most... Connecting with the clients and the caregivers on a personal level.
Dana has one son named Aaron. He recently graduated from Hampden Sydney College. She could not be prouder!
She and her husband Todd, attend Elevation Church and live in Salem with their cock-a-poo RUDY.
Sandy Stegner, RN, DON
Director of Nursing
Sandy is a graduate of Radford City School of Practical Nursing. And Jefferson College of Health Sciences. She graduated from Jefferson in 2007. Sandy is from Radford VA, but has lived in Bedford County for 20 years. Sandy has 35 years experience in the healthcare field ranging from pediatrics, orthopedics to long term care; where she has the most experience.
Sandy has 2 children. Both graduates of Staunton River High School in Bedford county. Her oldest child is a graduate of James Madison University.
In her spare time Sandy enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with family and friends, and her grand dog, Ellie.
Bonnie was born and raised in New Castle, VA. She has four children (21, 18, 16, & 9) and enjoyed staying home with them during their early childhood days. As they got older, she decided she wanted to go back to school and work. She started pursuing certificate programs in the healthcare field from Virginia Western Community College and then decided to go ahead and get her associate degree in Medical Administration Management.
While going to school Bonnie started working in dietary at Richfield and fell in love with the residents so she decided to become a CNA so she could be more hands on. She worked as a CNA for several years at a few different facilities and ended at Brandon Oaks where she felt like she was “home”.
Bonnie came to work for At Home Caregivers in August 2019 as a Care Coordinator/Scheduler and found she loves the challenge and reward for being able to match clients and caregivers. Being a CNA helped her prevail in this position because she knows the role from both sides.
Bonnie spends her spare time with her kids and her 5-year-old Great Dane Roxy.