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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.

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We understand how hard it is to determine where to begin.

That’s why we’re here. For you.

Because caring for an aging or sick family member can add to the challenge of navigating a complex healthcare system and a myriad of caregiving choices available.

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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

Founder, Author

Megan Lawhon

Chief Operating Officer

Gary Loudamy

Chief Strategy Officer

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

Care Manager

Deb Barry RN, CHPN, TxCG

Care Manager

Karena McIlwain RN, BSN, TxCG

Care Manager

Sara Haddock RN, CHPN

Care Manager

Velma Muchiri RN, MSN, CCM

Care Manager

Stancy Spencer

Senior Staffing Coordinator

Andrea Rangel

Staffing Coordinator

Luisa Enriquez

On-Call Staffing Coordinator

Julie Latson

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Margaret Cardwell

Relationship Manager

Keri Mendoza MBA, TxCG

Patient Services Manager

Shelby Stebler

Patient Services Coordinator

Kaisha Harris PHR, PHRca, SHRM-CP

Director of Operations

Tara Lawhon

Payroll & Benefits Coordinator

Becca Phillips

Talent Specialist

Alex Rosenberger

Office Coordinator

Wendy Nagel


Elena Johnson

Senior Accountant

Jade Ross

Compliance Coordinator


  • 2000


    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.

  • 2013


    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.

  • 2015


    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.

  • 2017

    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.

  • 2018

    CareFor Launch

    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.