Ellen Harrell"I began this company knowing that I wanted to serve my community and provide an invaluable healthcare service to people in the comfort of their own homes in perhaps the most trying time of their lives. My goal is to do whatever we can to ease the burden of care giving and deliver not only the highest quality health care possible but also peace of mind."
Ellen Harrell, ba, mph
Executive Director and



Appalachian Home Care is a good company to work for. They work with both the employee and the client in any way possible. They take time out of their schedule to listen and talk to me about whatever problem I may have. I really appreciate each and every person in the office. I have worked for AHC for 5 years and love the job I do. - C. Hoilman


Appalachian Home Care was started in 2003 with the desire to provide the very best home care services available, professionally and compassionately, just as if we were caring for our own family.

Appalachian Home Care is located in beautiful Banner Elk in the Grandfather Business Center and serves eight surrounding counties including Watauga, Avery, Mitchell, Ashe, Burke, Yancey, Wilkes and Alleghany.

Being able to relax knowing that your home care needs are taken care of by people who care is important during stressful times. That is why Appalachian Home Care prides themselves on responding to requests for service as based on the specific timeframe of their clients.

Whether you are visiting for the season, leaving the hospital or experiencing a life change medically, our employees work with you to make certain we understand your situation and give the right amount of care. Our agency is privileged to cooperate with other health care providers in our community. This ensures that your needs will be met as seamlessly as possible.

Our staff believes that your home can be the very best place for you to receive the care you need comfortably. Our goal is to enable your stay in the home, for as long as possible, as comfortably as possible and with the highest quality health care possible. We believe our clients deserve the highest attention to detail, actions guided by compassion and mutual respect. This is exactly what you will receive when you entrust your care or the care of your family member to the staff of Appalachian Home Care. We not only give a helping hand we foster friendships along the way.

Appalachian Home Care will be the premier home care provider servicing our community. We will provide the utmost professional care combined with compassion and dedication. We will be leaders in our area and show support for the growth of our community by way of volunteering and philanthropy. We will work everyday knowing that we are not just providing a service, but we are helping people live their best lives on their terms.