Duran family celebrates Home Helpers Home Care of Aberdeen’s first anniversary

Richard and Courtney Duran are celebrating the first anniversary of their in-home care company — Home Helpers Home Care of Aberdeen.

“In the year since we’ve launched, we’ve met some truly amazing people and have had a lot of fun. There’s a wonderful pool of caregivers in this area who have a wealth of knowledge and experience, and we’ve been able to show them that they are valued and that their role in our community is important,” Courtney said. “We’re looking forward to a bright future working with individuals and families and helping people continue to live safely and comfortably wherever they call home.”

Home Helpers Home Care offers the industry’s leading model for comprehensive care with its unique care program, Cared-4SM, which provides the four necessary components to living independently. This includes personal care and companionship, nutrition and meal planning, 24/7 emergency response, and wellness calls to help ensure medications and hydration are maintained.

Richard served in the United States Marine Corps for 12 years, and during that time, Courtney worked in health care as a military spouse. When they settled in North Carolina, and Courtney started working as a local paramedic, she and Richard quickly realized their new neighbors didn’t have access to the same kind of resources and care services that had been available in other communities.

“We’d get a 911 call, and it would be because a local senior needed just a little help — sometimes as simple as making a sandwich or finding their phone charger. COVID exacerbated the issue because, if something happened and you were deemed unable to live alone, you’d have to move into a facility where no one could even visit you. People were scared to ask for help,” Courtney said. “Richard and I realized we could really make a difference here in North Carolina by offering caregiving services that would allow people to continue to be independent as their needs changed.”

Richard, who is a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion, has also helped Courtney connect with the local veteran community. Courtney said one of the biggest lessons she’s learned over the years is that our veterans aren’t always aware of the services available or how to go about getting those benefits.

Families looking for dependable, in-home care by employees who are fully trained, background checked, and insured can call Home Helpers for a free in-home consultation and safety assessment to help determine the right care for their loved ones. Duran’s team works in Aberdeen, Pinebluff, Southern Pines, Pinehurst, Fort Liberty, Raeford, Fayetteville, Red Springs and the surrounding areas.

“Home Helpers is not a cookie cutter program or a placement service where we just send a caregiver to your house. We work with each individual and each family to create a care plan that suits their individual needs and budget, understanding that those will change as their needs change. From meal preparation to 24/7 monitoring to wellness checks, we are here to improve the lives of the people in our community,” Courtney said. “And we don’t just work with seniors — we work with veterans, people with special needs, and new moms, too.”

For more information about how Home Helpers can serve you and your family, call 910-990-3268, email [email protected] or visit www.homehelpershomecare.com/aberdeen.

Feature photo: The Duran family.

Contributed/Courtesy photo.

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