About Us

Here For You & Your Loved Ones

Our mission is to deliver peace of mind through exceptional care 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 Austin senior home care team 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.

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

President

Debbie Pearson RN, BSN, CCM, TxCG

Founder, Author

Gary Loudamy

Chief Operations Officer

Megan Lawhon

Director of Operations

Anne Adams BSN, RN, TxCG, CCM

Senior Care Manager

Janelle Holtzclaw

RN Care Manager

Tracy King RN, BSN, BSW, CHPN, TxCG

Care Manager

Karena McIlwain RN, BSN, TxCG

Care Manager

Sara Martindale MSN, RN, CHPN

Care Manager

Keri Mendoza MBA, TxCG

Operations Manager, Guardianships

Nova Adler

Senior Client/Care Coordinator

LaRae Miedema

Senior Client/Care Coordinator

Elena Johnson

Payroll & Finance Administrator

Jan Walker

Caregiver & Education Coordinator

Jennifer Baker CPA

Controller

Tara Lawhon

Administrative Assistant

Amy Palmer

Administrative Assistant

History

  • 2000

    Founded

    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

    Expansion

    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

    Guardianship

    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.