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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 Collin County area, including Plano, McKinney, Allen, Frisco, and the surrounding communities.

Meet Our Owner

Joe Christie


Joe was contacted by a social worker to inform him that his father’s Alzheimer’s disease had left him unable to care for himself. He was named as his guardian. This eye-opening experience led him and his wife to pursue the senior care business in order to lessen the burden and uncertainty for both seniors, and their families and to be the professional resource providing compassionate care solutions.

Janis Christie


Janis had personal experiences that made her aware of the need for professional personalized assistance to seniors and their families during transitions from a current situation to the next stage in their life. She watched her father work his way through the difficult process of balancing her mother’s needs with his own by himself. She took her experiences and brought a solution to North Texas.

Meet the Team

Kristina Sheppard

Office Manager

Kristina is responsible for office management, recruiting, retaining, and developing the best caregivers in the industry. Her experience in customer service and relationship building provides a wealth of knowledge and a deep appreciation for the crucial support caregivers need every day. Kristina completed her bachelor’s degree in Health Administration concentrating in Long Term Care, as well as earning her Master’s Degree in Health Administration.

She has worked closely with those having dementia and other mental illnesses for over 15 years. “It is rewarding to provide valuable caring services to older adults and individuals with special needs. I am proud that we are selective in choosing our caregivers and ensuring that we match clients with just the right person. The big investment we make in training caregivers always shines through”

Cyndi Durrance

Sales and Marketing Manager

Cyndi is a dedicated Registered Respiratory Therapist with 20 years of experience in hospital settings, including 5 years of clinical research for the University of Texas Health Science Center Anesthesia Department in Houston, Texas. In her spare time, she taught clinicals to respiratory students at San Jacinto Junior College.

Currently serving as the Sales & Marketing Manager at A Place at Home – North Texas, Cyndi takes immense pride in positively impacting her company and creating lasting value for her clients. With an unwavering dedication, she strives to make a meaningful difference and a lasting impact on those she serves.

Annet Kagubale

Field Supervisor and Scheduler

Annet is an experienced Field Supervisor in healthcare, with a passion for caring for those in need. With five years of experience in diverse healthcare settings, she has honed her skills in providing excellent solutions for healthcare challenges. Currently pursuing a nursing degree, Annet aims to leverage her expertise to benefit those in need of committed and knowledgeable personnel.

Annet excels as a puzzle solver, consistently achieving superior outcomes for clients and caregivers under her support. Her recruitment and supervisory role ensure proper care coordination and adherence to clients’ care plans. Her strong leadership and professional communication skills set her apart, guaranteeing quality services.

Annet’s ability to match qualified and well-trained caregivers with clients makes A Place At Home stand out in delivering the best professional service.

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 – North Texas. 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 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 – North Texas, 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 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 North Texas 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 Collin County

Whether you’re a highly experienced professional like a 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 North Texas caregiving team. Learn more about our Collin County team on our Careers page.