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Durham County

Serving Durham County, NC with the best in Senior Home Care

About Us

The majority of today’s seniors are unable to age in place due to a lack of appropriate support services. When a parent reaches a particular age and becomes medically frail, it is common for their children to be left to care for them. This is a difficult task for many members of the Sandwich Generation, who are juggling raising their own families while working full-time jobs, as well as caring for aging parents (s).

With two parents,both in their 80’s, and living alone, Gavin could not be more understanding or empathetic to the need for great senior care… perhaps that is why he is so committed to running the finest elder care agency in the Triangle.

Elder Care has been Gavin’s calling since his first “real” paycheck from Heather Hills Retirement Community when he was 15 years old! A couple of years later he dated his Great Aunt Florence’s caregiver, Brenda, a RN student at Alma College. With a 14 year detour in selling software to corporate America, gave came full circle in May of 2000 when he founded Helping Hands of America, the Triangle’s oldest Home Care agency.

In addition to running the home care agency, the licensing division for the state of NC (NC DHSR) approached him and requested his assistance in teaching a mandatory class to all new start-up home care agency owners! Gavin has taught that class now for 15 years!

Several years ago Gavin found his true love (professionally speaking)… caring for seniors and teaching others on how to run, operate, and provide World Class care to what Tom Brokaw called the “Greatest Generation!”

When given the choice between aging in place in their own homes in a familiar environment or being placed in an Assisted Living Facility or nursing home, the majority of seniors will choose home. According to scientific studies, people heal better at home. One way to keep seniors in their homes for as long as possible is to provide additional support. While we can’t stop the aging process, we can help people continue in their homes by providing necessary and critical services. Companionship, personal care, chore provider services, meal preparation, prescription reminders, errand running, and helping elders get to and from doctor’s appointments are all examples of non-medical care. While these services are not medical in nature, they are crucial in keeping individuals out of hospitals and nursing homes for as long as feasible.


Phone: 919-632-8891
Territory Covered: Durham County, NC