Shore Home Care Agency looking to add more services in 2022

Shore Home Care Agency looking to add more services in 2022
November 24
15:45 2021

After working in the field as a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant), staff supervisor, and a recruiter, for over five years, in the summer of 2009, Virginia native Vanessa Little took a leap of faith and decided to open her own home care agency. “I was just thinking if I can go out and take care of people day in and day out and supervise aides, then surely I could do this for myself,” Little said. 

Today, Little’s agency, Shore Home Care Agency, offers services in  over a dozen counties, and soon she will be adding a CNA training school and transportation initiative for those in need. 

Before she took that leap of faith in 2009, Little said several close friends and people at her church, Destiny Temple Inc., encouraged Little to open her own agency, but she said it wasn’t the right time. 

“I began just praying to God and seeking him to find out what I needed to do. So one day I just started writing everything down to get my policies and procedures in place,” Little said. 

A few months later Little attended a training seminar in Raleigh to make sure her policies and procedures were in order and submit paperwork to receive a survey. And in June of 2010 Shore Home Care Agency officially became licensed. 

“When we went to get the survey in June of 2010, the surveyor who looked at our policies and procedures said nobody gets their license on the first try, but God granted us the opportunity to get our license June 3, 2010,” Little continued. “And we got our first client in October of 2010 and from that point on, we’ve just kept praying and believing in God that he will do just what he said.” 

From humble beginnings with just a few clients here in Forsyth County, today Shore Home Care Agency serves clients in Rockingham County, Guilford County, Davie County, Davidson County, Yadkinville County, Surry County, Stokes County and Wilkes County. 

Little said the success of the agency didn’t come without bumps in the road; she just didn’t let them stop her from reaching her goal.  “Throughout the struggles and even through COVID, we still provided services for our clients. We have not stopped and we’ve been able to keep all our employees,” Little said. 

When discussing the future of Shore Care Home Agency, Little mentioned that they have recently been approved as a NA (nurses assistant) testing site and soon the space will become Shore Home Care Academy, a school for inspiring CNAs. Little said they are also finishing up paperwork to add a transportation service to take patients to doctor’s appointments, the grocery store, or anywhere they may need to go, 

“Hopefully in March, we’ll have everything up and running,” Little said. 

When Little started this journey over a decade ago, she said she never imagined that it would grow the way it has. Little said she believes the business has been successful because of the way they treat their patients and employees. She said what sets Shore Home Care Agency apart from other agencies in the area is they look at the service they provide as a ministry and not just a job. 

“I tell people all the time, it’s about how you treat your clients, how you treat your employees, determines the reputation you get in the field and in the community,” Little said. 

For more information on Shore Home Care Agency, visit or call 336-765-3635.

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