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Chapel Hill Serving Durham, Orange, and Chatham Counties

We Care About Connecting

It’s personal. Caregiving is people work. The caregivers at Homewatch CareGivers in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, are each very warm and friendly and enjoy getting to know others. So you can get to know them too, we have shared a few of their stories on this page.

Meet Andy Preston

Although humble about it, caregiver Andy Preston, 70, has won a few awards for his care for Homewatch CareGivers’ clients. He’s been with the company since 2007. His first career was as a biomedical engineer and he worked around the world until his parents needed him and he retired early. After years of being their primary caregiver, Mr. Preston realized he had a new set of skills and purpose in life.

“It’s emotionally satisfying work for me,” he says. “I can work fairly independently most of the time and I like getting to know the people I care for.”

He finds it rewarding to see people in his care improve in their abilities.

Meet Caroll Horton

She just can’t retire! Caroll Horton, 67, first came to Homewatch CareGivers in 2004 and soon was inspired to become a Certified Nursing Aide. In 2014, she announced her retirement and the company held a party, gave her a beach weekend for her and her family and said farewell….and then she came back.

“I love helping people,” she says. “I’ve always had a heart that if I see somebody that needs help, I try to help out. I love what I do.”

Instead of being helped herself, Ms. Horton--who has survived two heart attacks and breast cancer, as well as hip replacement—says she sees how people lack loved ones to assist them with age, so she likes to step in. And she appreciates being recognized for her work with anything from gift cards to a birthday gift of a weekend away.

All of our caregivers are offered health insurance as a benefit and we honor Caregiver of the Year, Patient Advocate, and other outstanding accomplishments throughout the year.