People often ask me how I came to be an owner of a home care agency. Are you a nurse? No. Do you have a medical background? No. So how is it that a mother of four decided to open a home care agency in the Lake Norman area in 2004? I often joke that Home Careolina is my fifth child. But it really isn't much of a joke. I do feel like I gave birth to this service company nearly ten years ago and have nurtured it along the way each year since....much like my children!
In 2003, my mother in law had a need for short term home care following a surgery. I was shocked to learn that most agencies serving the Lake Norman area were based in Charlotte or Statesville. I saw a need for a local presence and decided that it was time for me to re-enter the workforce. After taking time off to start our family, I wanted to do something that was service oriented. I knew that whatever I did would take valuable time away from my family. Therefore, it needed to be time well spent and worthy of that sacrifice -- so helping seniors age in place in their own homes was a perfect fit.
Home Careolina Senior Care has enjoyed steady growth since its inception. We have a wonderful team of caregivers and an office staff who has a true spirit of service. I like to describe Home Careolina as a "boutique" home care agency -- not because we are more expensive -- because we are not, but because we are truly different. We are not a franchise so we have complete control over how we run our business. Our RN's and office staff will bend over backwards time and again to best serve our clients' needs. Why? It's rather simple, because we care. Because we live here, our children go to school here, we attend church here....this is our home and these seniors and their families are our friends and neighbors. To us, this is more than a business....it is a way to give back to a community that we love and cherish. We should all be able to grow old here.
So, if you know of anyone who could use some extra help at home or a family caregiver who needs a break, give us a call....we can help.
Andi Carroll, Co-owner