About Us

Always Care Your Way is a caregiver registry providing high quality matches of companions & caregivers to clients who need 1:1 care at home or in a facility.

We are pleased to offer the Chapel Hill area an alternative to traditional home care by transferring control to the hands of clients & also to the hands of caregivers. During the most vulnerable chapter of life, quality care evolves with mutual chemistry between client and caregiver. Who is better qualified to determine a good match other than those two people?

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Our Founders

Partners, Lisa Laney, MSW CMC and Robin Fox, MSN have over seventy years collective experience serving in the healthcare system.

Lisa Laney MSW CMC
Lisa Laney, from Boone, NC received her BSW from Appalachian State University and her MSW from UNC-CH concentrating in both health and aging services. Her entire career has been devoted to medical social work in hospitals, nursing facilities, home health agencies, palliative care programs, and private care management services. She served five years on the national board of Aging Life Care Association®. Lisa continues to enjoy her fifteen-year commitment to facilitating Parkinson’s support groups.


Robin Fox MSN, RN, ACM-RN
Robin Fox, from Asheville, NC received her RN degree in 1984. She received her BSN and MSN from Western Carolina University. Her experience includes hospital nursing, home health nursing, and hospital care management. She has spent the last 30 years helping others learn how to manage chronic disease and remain as independent as possible. She is certified as a RN Care Manager through American Case Management Association (ACMA) and has served on the NC ACMA board as RN Member and Secretary. Robin has facilitated an ALS Support Group, a Parkinson’s Support Group and also founded an Essential Tremor Support group.

Emmie Kendrick
Emmie Kendrick, currently a UNC-CH nursing student, has a five-year history working as a caregiver in registries. Her clients have ranged from those with advanced dementia to those receiving Hospice care and at the end of life. Emmie’s skill set is stellar in direct patient care as well as caregiver recruitment.


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Our "Why"

Establishing a registry came about as an effort to accomplish two things Lisa found exceedingly frustrating in the area of care for elders.

  1. Clients and their families who needed support and/or care often were considered as products in an assembly line of the caregiver industry with slots of time to be filled instead of prioritized as unique individuals with specific needs and personalities.
  2. The vast majority of caregivers Lisa met while serving elderly clients these past 35+ years, were not paid a livable wage and certainly not a wage to align with the immense trust & responsibilities for which they assumed. Thus, neither party was provided the opportunity within the traditional industry to meet, screen and choose each other.

Our model of of competence with compatibility allows each party to meet, collaborate, and negotiate, leading to lasting relationships with negligible turnover and a culture of showing up and being present both figuratively and literally. Expressions of gratitude from both clients/families and the caregivers are frequent.

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Our Caregivers

The heart of our caring derives from competence paired with compatibility. Only the very best make it through our rigorous screening process. See for yourself. Meet some of our caregivers and hear their stories. You will see why we accepted them into our registry.

Chloe Farmer
Chloe has experience working with clients in rehabilitation facilities as well as those with dementia. She is currently a nursing student at UNC-CH.

Chloe has strong clinical assessment skills and she is proficient in advocating for both the physical and mental well-being of her clients.

Perhaps most importantly, Chloe is known for her ability to build rapport with clients. Her compassion and empathy provide a sound foundation for her to be a trusted caregiver and companion to the clients of Always Care Your Way.


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Our Administrative Team

  • Ramie Thorstad is the first voice callers hear. She has an innate ability to understand callers’ needs and translate that information into a quality match for an interview. Caregivers and clients alike appreciate Ramie.
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When we say we provide top quality care, you don’t have to take our word for it. To stay abreast of current developments in our field, we stay actively involved in the following organizations:

  • Home Care Association of America
  • Aging Life Care Association<sup>®</sup>
  • Private Care Association
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