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About Our at Home Care Services

A Place At Home started out of our founders’ own needs for support while navigating the uncertainty and anxiety of caring for aging loved ones. That’s why we’re so committed to providing excellent, consistent, and comprehensive at-home care to families throughout the Lafayette area, including Opelousas, Youngsville, and the surrounding communities.

Meet Our Owner

Larry Thomas

Larry Thomas


Before enlisting in the United States Army in 1977, as a teenager, occasionally Larry willingly cared for his brother, quadriplegic from an offshore injury, later passing away due to those injuries. Before opening A Place At Home – Lafayette, he served over 40 years in leadership roles, including 15 years in the military. 

Larry is the youngest sibling of 17 brothers and sisters. Hence, now his siblings are elder, he continues to personally experience first-hand the amazing compassion of caregivers, particularly from immediate family members. During his recent retirement years, he genuinely provided spiritual guidance, praying alongside an older sister’s journey of aging up through the time hospice stepped in, providing her comfort medically. His strong faith helped his family during a wearisome time. 

As a veteran, Larry currently serves the local Honor Guard, is a lifetime member of VFW, Veteran of Foreign Wars, and also serves community needs, and fundraisers, including a trustee of church obligations. 

The philosophy of “We are CARE” became an easy choice for Larry and his wife Charletta to open up the first in the state of Louisiana, A Place At Home – Lafayette. “We would be honored to serve you and your family’s aging journey needs; there is no place like home, your home!” 

Charletta Thomas

Charletta Thomas


Through 40 years of experience mentoring and leading teams to exceptional operations in the banking and QSR hospitality industry, Charletta and her husband Larry agreed to open A Place At Home – Lafayette. She is a native of the community, very involved and committed to the Acadiana area, impacting lives as an ambassador of continuing education, and philanthropic efforts, especially Second Harvest Food Bank. 
Her devotion to family has impacted her life with an elder sister of 20 years. Her sister lived with her and her husband for over a decade until her aging journey due to severe falls causing her to transition into a nursing home facility in March 2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic. With a servant’s heart Charletta is dedicated to making a difference by being part of A Place At Home – Lafayette where she will assist seniors aging in place with dignity and grace. 
Charletta’s role will include recruitment and retention, facilitating a culture of “We are CARE” to the team of caregivers and office staff. 

Our Philosophy

Caregiver helping elderly man get dressed

What “We Are CARE
Means to Us

Our philosophy, “We Are CARE,” unites caregivers, owners, and staff at A Place At Home – Lafayette . This translates into Compassionate, Accountable, Respectful, and Ethical care for each of our clients, no matter the situation.

  • Compassionate – We serve with sensitivity and understanding.
  • Accountable – We stand behind everything we do.
  • Respectful – We advocate for mutual trust and consideration.
  • Ethical – We maintain the highest standards and ethics.

We believe in building genuine connections with clients, guiding them and their families through the entire aging journey, and providing consistent at-home care services along the way. We are honored to provide CARE in your time of need and hope to give you and your family peace of mind through reliability, consistency, and kindness.

Our Caregivers

Who Are Our Caregivers?

Our staff of caregivers are the Lafayette area’s best. Emphasizing our culture of CARE, each of them believes in providing private care for seniors at home to help them maintain independence, dignity, and quality of life. On top of providing excellent care, they are a consistent resource for guidance and support for family members during an often-overwhelming time.

Caregiver folding elderly woman's laundry while they have a conversation.
Caregiver helping elderly woman use her walker

Our Costs

Understanding the cost of at-home care on a large scale can be difficult, as it varies based on situation. At A Place At Home – Lafayette , part of our commitment to CARE involves offering transparent and consistent pricing, whether you need care for just a few hours or 24/7. We always want to provide the information you need to make the best decision for yourself and your loved ones.

Connect with Our
CARE-ing Team

We know that making care decisions for yourself or your loved ones is often complicated. Our Lafayette staff is ready to answer any questions you may have and guide you through the process of finding quality, custom at-home care services in the Lafayette area. Reach out to talk to a member of our team today.

Caregiver placing blanket over elderly woman while she sits on sofa.

Find a Rewarding Caregiving Career in Lafayette

Whether you’re a highly experienced professional like an RN or CNA, or you’re looking to help with companionship and personal care, we are always looking for kind-hearted and passionate individuals to join our Lafayette caregiving team. Learn more about our Lafayette team on our Careers page.