Michelle Bolden brings her nursing background and passion for providing excellent care to Home Helpers and Direct Link of Atlanta.
Home Helpers and Direct Link of Atlanta has been in operation for eight years, Bolden is the owner as of July 2015. The company serves Buckhead, Decatur, Midtown, Downtown, Virginia Highland, Vinings, Little Five Points, Brookhaven, North Lake and the surrounding communities.
Before launching her business, Bolden, who is an RN with an MBA, worked in a variety of healthcare positions, including pediatrics, clinical work, home care and administration. She also spent time working for the state where she helped determine the number of nursing hours patients needed after discharge.
“My experience – especially my work with the state – really influenced my decision to open my own non-medical in-home care business because it showed me the impact and true need of quality in-home care,” Bolden said. “I’m looking forward to being a resource that can help people live safely and comfortably in their own homes for as long as possible.”
Bolden quit her last job in 2014 when her dad got sick and needed the assistance of his three daughters and grandson. He lives in Chicago and required 24/7 care, but he wanted to stay at home. Bolden said that working with her dad, alongside her sisters and son, helped her understand what her clients will be facing.
“I’m glad that I was able to spend a summer in Chicago getting his care sorted out, but I think it changed the dynamic of our relationship. We weren’t father and daughter anymore – we were patient and caregiver. That’s something I hope we can help other families get through,” she said. “Our vision is to be a leader in non-skilled care by providing excellent service with our passionate caregivers. We are here to work with individuals or entire families, whether everyone is local or living across the country.”