About Us

Valerie Darling is the founder & owner of Home Care Matters.  It was through Valerie’s own personal experience of caring for her mother, Dee Darling, for 5 yrs that the business was Valerie Darlingborn. 

Valerie has 30 yrs of Corporate experience with Fortune 100-500 companies in Sales, Customer Service, & Senior Management.  She has taken that professional experience along with a personal vision of how to provide a better experience, service & quality of care.  She determined that the best way to do this was to start a local, community-based business that is personalized, customized, with heart-felt care & a passion for people (both clients & caregivers) & is obsessed with service.

‘Our goal is to have clients stay independent in their own homes, where they are happiest, by providing a safe, nurturing, & safe environment.’

Valerie’s mom Dee laid expectations for her own personal caregivers, and we provide the same expectations for your family.

Clients & caregivers can meet before starting our care program and you can give your caregiver your own “DEE” Test:

“If we wouldn’t want them caring for our mom, then we’re not placing them with yours”.  We are firm believers in personality compatibility along with the skill requirements for a personal placement & we hire based upon that rather than just a ‘warm body’.


  • National Aging In Place Council (Atlanta & Washington DC)
  • Member Johns Creek Chamber
  • Forsyth Senior Provider Network
  • Gwinnett Senior Provider Network
  • North Georgia Senior Resource Group
  • Atlanta Senior Care Network Niche
  • Elder Care Matters
  • Care.com
  • Caring.com
  • Medical Practice Solutions Group
  • Flowery Branch Business Owners Group
  • Vial of Life Program Sponsor
  • Veterans Administration
  • Gwinnett Medical Center FCN Program
  • Home Care Pulse
  • Georgia Assoc.of Community Care Providers (GACCP)
  • A Place For Mom
  • Senior Advisor