About Aware Senior Care
Aware Senior Care is a home care organization dedicated to helping you through a difficult time for your family – the realization that your loved one is struggling with aging, chronic illness, or a disability and may require help to stay in the home. The owners Tim and Gina faced this situation with their own parents.
Our mission is to provide unsurpassed in-home care for seniors, to bring peace of mind to those who care for seniors, and to be an educational resource on home care, aging, and issues faced by seniors.
We are a veteran-owned home care business licensed in Wake County and we believe in taking a holistic approach with every client by considering the whole person, even if that means referring you to another organization.
MEET THE TEAM
Director and Co-Founder
Gina brings a very personal perspective to her work as the co-founder and director of Aware Senior Care. After caring for both of her parents as they struggled with illness and home care needs, she went through the same difficult emotions so many adult children face as they begin to care for aging parents. Gina brings this unique combination of professional skills and personal experience to every family she meets at Aware Senior Care. Today, the agency is the top-rated in-home care agency in the Triangle, and they’re recognized every year for their excellent work. Notably, the company has won seven top national awards in the past year for its care and service.
Gina’s commitment to seniors extends beyond her day-to-day work with the team at Aware Senior Care. She also sits on the board of the Triangle Aphasia Project (TAP), and she is proud to sponsor an annual nursing student scholarship at Wake Technical Community College. The “Gina Murray/Cary Kildaire Rotary RN Nursing Scholars Award” honors one deserving nursing student with the financial support to continue pursuing their dream of a career dedicated to helping others.
Chief Executive Officer
Since starting Aware with his wife and RN Director Gina Murray in October of 2014, the company is currently the most awarded and reviewed home care agency in the Triangle achieving Home Care Pulse’s highest award as a 2019 Leadership recipient along with best home care from Senioradvisor.com as well as earning a caring star as best home care from caring.com. Tim is currently a board member of the Dementia Alliance of North Carolina and a member of the Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club.
Ellen holds a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi. She practiced a few years as a Family Nurse Practitioner in rural health clinics in Louisiana and Virginia.
Care Coordination Manager
As a graduate from North Carolina State University with a degree in Biochemistry, Mae has been employed in various patient settings including home-care and senior living facilities. These have provided a wealth of practical experience caring for dementia as well as chronic debilitating illnesses. Her expertise goes well beyond one-on-one care, as she ensures that staff is properly trained and informed for each visit. Her communication skills and willingness to seek the best solutions for the client and the caregiver are key components to the function and heart of our agency.
Mae's personal experience includes caring for her elderly family members at a young age in Nigeria. She and her husband happily reside in a suburb of Raleigh with their four kids where, as you can imagine, the care does not end with the end of the work day.
Manager of Independent Home Care Services
Micah volunteered eleven years for a world-wide non-profit organization in the state of New York where he trained and worked as an EMT and ambulance driver.
In 2013, Micah lead in the construction and establishment of a non-profit, Long-Term Care facility called Legacy Place Cottages, an assisted living home for the elderly with a co-located memory care unit in Allentown, PA.
Micah worked as Operations Manager leading all aspects of the home’s administration from addressing resident’s care-giver concerns to ordering the food and furniture and hiring staff.
Micah is a true “military brat.” He has lived in many places including Turkey, Guam, and throughout the United States. Micah recently relocated with his wife Beth to the Cary area to be closer to family.
Sarah graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor Degree in Exercise Science and studied Emergency Medicine and Nursing at Pensacola State College. Sarah is the oldest of five siblings and has experienced the deeply challenging, yet equally rewarding opportunity to provide care for her mother. During this time, Sarah gained first hand insight of what it means to be an exceptional caregiver. Sarah recently relocated from Pensacola, FL and is very excited to be a part of the Aware team.
Client Care Coordinator
Shortly after graduating from James Madison University with a Bachelor Degree in Healthcare Administration, Dan joined a non-profit Medicaid insurance company, but his passion for closer relationships with clients made him decide to go back to working at the bedside in senior care. During his time in both memory care and independent living settings, he gained invaluable experience as a personal caregiver and with managing medications. Dan is very excited to join the Aware team and to use his experience to help match Aware client's with the exceptional caregiving staff.
Web Content Manager
Kyle has been working in the entertainment and social media industries for over seven years since graduating from the University of North Carolina. He has been involved in the development of major television programs for PBS, ESPN, E! Entertainment, and Bunim-Murray Productions. His marketing experience includes monitoring social media campaigns and breaking down analytics for Digisynd, the social media wing of Disney. Kyle aims to utilize social media platforms to promote awareness for senior care options available to those seeking them.