Meet Laura Durrett

Senior client and Laura clowning around while participating in Red Nose Day

 What I value most in my life are my relationships with my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, my family and my friends. Each of these relationships have been instrumental in my growth as a caregiver and in developing the skills and values that have become the cornerstone for building my business on.

My goal is to implement all of these in such a way to support myself as well as other caregivers while bringing hope, love, dignity, and inspiration to those I meet through my caregiving, writing, and photography.         Read more …

(My client and I wearing red noses in recognition of Red Nose Day as an annual fundraising campaign to end the cycle of child poverty and ensure a healthy future for all children.)

Experienced in ...

Caring for clients with:

  • Dementia 
  • Parkinson’s
  • Post Stroke
  • Catheters (Emptying and cleaning. Not inserting.)
  • Hospice
  • Bedbound
  • Full-assist transfers
  • Partial-assist transfers
  • Sliding-board transfers

Working with medical equipment and aides:

  • Wheelchairs
  • Walkers
  • Canes
  • Hospital beds
  • Standing poles
  • Scooters
  • Bedside commodes

Some experience with ...

  • Hoyer lift
  • Standing lift
  • Wound care (under guidance and instruction of wound care professional only)
  • Prosthetics

     From a young age, I have been an observer. As an adult, I find joy in communicating through my writing and photography. My passion is in helping to meet the needs of others in whatever ways possible while also learning to be aware of my own needs and limitations so I can deliver the best care possible to my clients.

     At the age of 21, I became a Certified Nursing Assistant. I started out working in a small town nursing home and soon moved on to Home Health Care. I spent three years as a caregiver before I started my own family. When my first daughter was born, I resigned and began my 19-year journey of raising four daughters and one son.

     Over those years, although I didn’t keep my CNA certification current, I continued caregiving for my loved ones as they needed it. I assisted in the care of several family members and friends. When I was helping to care for them, I knew that my heart for caregiving had not gone away just because I wasn’t making it my occupation at the time. I felt like I was in my element and was so pleased to realize that being a caregiver wasn’t just a title to me – it was who I was at my core. 

     In 2013, I re-entered the work force as a full-time private caregiver/personal assistant and have greatly appreciated my past training and practical experience  as I saw one situation after another trigger memories of what I had already been trained to do in my profession as well as my personal life over the years. 

     I continue to learn and grow in my caregiving skills by getting to know other caregivers, asking advice from other health care providers, and doing my own research in order to stay up to date on changes and solutions that help my clients be at their best and have a positive experience as I provide care for them.

     Welcome to my journey. I look forward to our paths crossing as we all walk through our own unique seasons in this life!