Here For You & Your Loved Ones
Our mission is to deliver peace of mind through exceptional Austin senior care services and advocacy for the aging, ill, and injured.
We bring compassion and order to the complexity of caregiving.
Well known as one of the top in-home care and case management companies in the Austin area, our organization was founded by Debbie Pearson in 2000 with the guiding principle to earn the trust of our clients by going above and beyond for them. Always. Whether it's hands-on care, care management, assistance with legal issues, or even ﬁxing a broken leg on your mother’s favorite chair, this unique, holistic approach is pervasive across our entire organization. Our team of experts in home health and dementia care Austin and the surrounding areas trust, collaborates with you to ensure no need goes unmet.
Our team members have been entrenched in home health in Austin throughout medical and caregiving communities for decades. We know the doctors, service providers, resources and facilities. We have the expertise to support you and your loved ones. Our combined experience and knowledge will help you identify and understand your options, and make timely and sound decisions. Contact us today to get the help your loved one needs.
Whether you need us now, or are planning ahead, we manage the most difficult and immediate needs with you.
“I have the answer. The answer is CareFor.”Don Carnes, Attorney
Meet the Team
Catherine Vergara RN, BSN, CCM, TxCG
Chief Executive Officer
Debbie Pearson RN, BSN, CCM, TxCG
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Strategy Officer
Director of Strategic Partnerships
Karen Zimmerhanzel RN, BSN, TxCG
Director of Care Management
Anne Adams RN, BSN, CCM, TxCG
Senior Care Manager
Tracy King RN, BSN, BSW, CHPN, TxCG
Senior Care Manager
Adrienne Diaz LMSW, TxCG
Deb Barry RN, CHPN, TxCG
Karena McIlwain RN, BSN, TxCG
Sara Haddock RN, CHPN
Sara Martindale MSN, RN, CHPN
Senior Staffing Coordinator
Keri Mendoza MBA, TxCG
Patient Services Manager
Patient Services Coordinator
Payroll & Benefits Coordinator
Accounts Payable Coordinator
Debbie Pearson, RN, founded CareFor (formerly Nurses Case Management), in response to the growing need for a medical professional to help families navigate the complex medical system and social needs of individuals with special needs, sudden illness, chronic disease, dementia, or in need of geriatric or end-of-life care.
The demand was greater than Debbie could meet on her own, so she grew her business to include other highly-trained and deeply-experienced medical professionals. The team Increased capacity to scale the business and meet the growing needs in Central Texas.
After serving as an individual Guardian for 15 years, Nurses Case Management became a Private Professional Guardianship Program, and started serving as Medical Power of Attorney (MPOA) for clients in need.
Personal Assistance Service
The team formalized the caregiving side of the business and became a licensed Personal Assistance Service (PAS), allowing Nurses Case Management to officially employ the caregivers, ensuring the highest quality in caregiving services.
Nurses Case Management acknowledged the growing sophistication of the marketplace and the consumer, and rebranded to CareFor to highlight and honor the quality of our care and the breadth of our services.