I spent three months in the hospital then was told that I would either have to go into a nursing home or find a way to manage my day to day life on my own. I had no relatives living near me. I was not only disabled, I was homebound. I can not tell you what a blessing Appalachian Home Care as been to my life. Everyone is so caring, helpful and professional, which is a rare commodity these days. I couldn't be more content and satisfied. I feel that I have my own personal angel assisting me in my home every day. - J. Benedict


Appalachian Home Care believes it is important to give back to your community. We are proud to serve our community through various affiliations both locally and nationally.

High Country Caregiver Foundation
- HCCF is a 501(C) (3), nonprofit organization, which is operated by professional volunteers in Watauga and Avery counties. Our mission is to create awareness of caregiving issues and improve the quality of life for caregivers and those they care for through advocacy, information and assistance, education, emotional support and respite and support services. All of the services that are presently being offered have been the result of fundraising efforts of our members. None of the programs we provide would be possible without the generous sponsorship of area businesses and donors throughout the community.
Current projects and programs include; the Respite Voucher Program, providing local unpaid family caregivers $500 vouchers so they may receive a much deserved break from their caregiving duties; Caregiver Support Groups, that meet monthly at Deerfield Ridge Assisted Living; Caregiver Appreciation Dinners & Candlelight Reflections Ceremonies.

Project Lifesaver - www.ncpltaskforce.org We are a non-profit 501C agency made up of paid and volunteer staff members who are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our members are located throughout North Carolina and are dedicated professionals with the focus on protecting our clients, your staff, and your residents. Our focus encompasses the safety of assisted living residents by providing up-to-date and complete training for all staff of contracted facilities. This includes: Keeping them aware of all current state laws and statutes How to reduce incidents of wandering or missing residents What to do if a resident is missing How NCPL can provide assistance in the search for missing residents with the use of our K-9 team, specialized task force, and state of the art tracking equipment.

Adult Services Coalition of Watauga County - A non-profit 501 (C)(3) organization whose mission is to educate the community about available adult services by publicizing agencies that provide these services, identifying needed services that are unavailable, and providing collaboration among agencies and citizens. The Senior Expo at Boone Mall each Spring; educational seminars and information and referral services. Currently, the Watauga Adult Service Coalition is collaborating with local sheriffs departments to establish NC Project Lifesaver in the High Country. NC Project Lifesaver is a tracking system used to locate people who have wandered away from home.

Boone Area Chamber of Commerce - www.boonechamber.com

Sponsorshipt of Project Graduation - The actual Project Graduation follows graduation ceremonies at. The goal of the event is to provide graduating seniors a drug and alcohol free alternative for celebrating the conclusion of their passage into adulthood. Graduating seniors and their guests are invited to the all night bash for food, games, and even chances to win door prizes and a scholarship. Since the event’s conception in 1992, not one single fatality of a graduating senior involving alcohol has been reported.

Elder Adult Abuse Prevention Awareness Team

Gifts from the Heart

Professional Affiliations

Boone Area Chamber of Commerce - www.boonechamber.com

Avery Chamber of Commerce - www.averycounty.com

Association of Home and Hospice Care - www.nahc.org

Professional Women's Networking Group