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Local Family Bring Home Helpers and Direct Link to Hudson Valley

Finding the right person to care for your loved one can be a stressful experience, but it doesn’t have to be. At Home Helpers and Direct Link of Hudson Valley, we are committed to matching each of our client with the right, highly-trained, compassionate caregiver. I’m Shagufta Nasir and I’m the local owner and operator of Home Helpers and Direct Link of Hudson Valley. My Husband, Shakir Qayyum, my daughters, Sadra and Yusra Qayyum, and I run the day-to-day operations of the company.

At Home Helpers, we specialize in providing comprehensive home care for seniors, new mothers and individuals needing recuperative and continuing assistance. Home Helpers also offers Direct Link, its proprietary line of 24/7 medical alert systems, including a fall sensor with GPS locator and an automated medication dispenser. Our goal is to help families care for their loved ones so they can focus on spending quality time together – not just being full-time caregivers.

My family and I understand what it means to care for a loved one. In fact, in 2007, I moved my family from Germany to New York to care for my dad and my brother, who has Down’s Syndrome, after my mother passed away. We found out about Home Helpers when my dad had a stroke. We are a close family and we’ve always cared for each other, but, when that happened, we didn’t know what to do and we needed help. Working with Home Helpers to give my father the care he needed was a life-changing experience. We were all so relieved to have someone to turn to. That’s what got the wheels turning on opening our own franchise.

Home Helpers and Direct Link of Hudson Valley offers free in-home consultations and we’ll work with you to create a flexible, affordable care plan based on your individual needs. Services offered include respite care, meal preparation, laundry, light housekeeping, companionship, transportation and more. We serve people in East Greenbush, Hudson, Kingston and the surrounding areas.

We truly believe in the power of Home Helpers and the services we provide. Home Helpers made a huge difference for our family and now we’re looking forward to helping other families care for their loved ones. We know what it takes to provide top-notch care and we have high expectations of our caregivers. We expect each and every one of our clients to receive the same level of care we wanted for my dad. Contact us today and let’s talk about how we can help you and your family.

Hear From the
Families We Serve

  • I would tell a friend that Home Helpers has provided a human element for me. The caregiver from Home Helpers takes me out to get my groceries and I appreciate that she is able to take her little truck and bring home plants for me.

    Grace N.
  • Our family cannot say enough about the professionalism and reliability we have experienced with the entire Home Helpers organization. They have certainly improved Mom’s quality of life and helped us have some peace of mind. We have complete confidence in the elderly home care provided by Home Helpers.

    Rosemary I.

We're Here to Help

You have an
urgent situation

You need support you can trust immediately.

We will
come to you

With our FREE In-Home Care Assessment and Home Safety Assessment we can help you through this tough time in the comfort of your own home.

You have a loved one who is in declining health

You want to keep them in their beloved home, but need to know their needs are being cared for.

We'll help you with a plan

With our Cared-4program, we create a customized plan specific to your loved one's needs.

Intro to In-Home Care
You need additional

You have been providing care, but need additional help who can care for your loved one with the same passion that you do.


Our Caregivers are trained and insured. We'll be part of your family, help with the day, and celebrate your loved one.

Our Caregivers

Awards and Associations

  • 2019 Entrepreneur Franchise 500
  • International Franchise Association
  • Home Care Association of America