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Eldercare Home Care Agency Now Accepting Seriously-Ill Patients 65+

Forest City, NC - December 16, 2022: The Carolina Foothills Foundation - a community-based charitable organization providing direct support to nonprofits serving elder care, wellness and youth - is pleased to announce the grand opening of its Eldercare Home Care Agency. This program provides extra support for seriously-ill patients ages 65 and older to enhance their ability to remain in their own homes.


In addition to being seriously-ill and 65-years-old or older, qualifying patients must live in a private home, not a facility, in Rutherford or Polk County and need home care assistance from a certified nursing assistant, meal assistance, and/or assistance obtaining a medical alert system. Additional services are also available.


Fees for service are on a sliding scale and no one will be turned away because of an inability to pay. The program is currently serving seriously-ill patients. 


“We are thankful to be able to provide these services for homebound, seriously-ill patients in our area. These people are an often forgotten group and we want to remember them and give them the care they deserve,” said Rita Burch, CEO of the Carolina Foothills Foundation. 


The Eldercare Home Care Agency is funded by The Carolina Foothills Foundation and all proceeds from the Carolina Foothills Eldercare Resale Shop in Forest City, NC, formerly known as the Hospice Resale Shop. Donations to the program, which are tax deductible, are also encouraged and accepted. 


Anyone interested in learning more can call the Carolina Foothills Eldercare Home Care Agency at 828-222-4375 or visit


About the Carolina Foothills Foundation

The Carolina Foothills Foundation (CFF) is a 501(c)3 community-based charitable organization that provides funds and other support to meet the many health challenges that face people in Rutherford and Polk Counties. We provide direct support and empower carefully selected non-profits to impact individual and community wellness in the areas we serve, which are eldercare, youth development, and wellness. Services are available 8:30 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. To learn more, call 828-222-4375 or visit


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