Navigate NC

NAVIGATE NC is located in the Triangle area of NC, providing elder care services in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. We will locate, advocate, and navigate for your family using a customized blend of senior care services.

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Meet the Founder, Nancy Ruffner

President and Professional Advocate, Navigate NC, LLC

NAVIGATE NC  is located in the Triangle area of NC, providing elder care services in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. We will locate, advocate, and navigate for your family using a customized blend of senior care services.

Nancy Ruffner is the senior care advocate in Raleigh, NC who directs the NAVIGATE NC team to locate and provide the right solutions in senior care. She graduated from Western Carolina University with a BSW (Bachelor of Science Social Work) and earned her GCCE (Graduate Certificate in Counselor Education) from North Carolina State University. Nancy brings a full professional career including counseling, social work, business networking and research expertise to the table.

Aptly dubbed as “a wealth of untapped energy” Nancy’s civic involvement includes work with two area Chambers of Commerce and serving on a Board of Directors. She volunteers with a social justice theater troupe. While with a global EAP (Employee Assistance Program), Nancy moved throughout the organization locating solutions for clients’ legal, financial, daily living and elder care needs.

It was not until after the challenges presented by her own parents’ advance in age (the “time spent inside the kaleidoscope”) that NAVIGATE NC could be born.

PODCAST:
The Caregiver Community: Caregiving From a Distance


As families become more mobile and less place bound, many of us are struggling with caregiving from a distance. What resources are available to help? Join Dr. Jane Everson and Ms. Frances Hall with this month’s guests, Nancy Ruffner, President and Professional Advocate with NAVIGATE NC and Sharon Kilpatrick, a Geriatric Care Manager with Kilpatrick Care Management as they discuss caregiving from a distance.