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​​​​​​​​​Home Care Team Bryan, TX; quality care for seniors.

At Your Service 24/7 in Bryan/College Station

The need for in-home senior care services doesn't always arise between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on a weekday. That's why our home care team stands r​eady to serve you any day of the week, at any hour of the day or night, with quality care​. You can always reach us by phone at (979) 268-6880 to get help setting up home care for a family member.

We have come together as a group of dedicated professionals to deliver a home care solution that meets your needs. We employ trained, screened and bonded CAREGiversSMto serve your family's senior loved one with compassion and devotion.​​​ 

Our Administrative Team

David Gest - Owner

David Gest - Owner

David Gest began pondering the idea of opening a Home Instead Senior Care franchise in Bryan/College Station in late 2001. The office was opened in January of 2002 and the journey since that time has been remarkable.


David's background for the 20 years leading up to starting Home Instead was in advertising - he was involved most recently with television advertising as a Regional Vice President of Cox Communications' media arm, CableRep Advertising.


David's focus is on administration and operations as well as directing the marketing efforts of the business. Blessed with a great staff, David and his team thoroughly enjoy assisting seniors in remaining independent in their own homes and look forward to providing these services in the Brazos Valley for many years to come.


A native of Lafayette, Louisiana, David and his wife Linda have called College Station home since 1992.​​


Jessie Lee - Director of Client Care

Jessie Lee - Director of Client Care

Jessie joined the Home Instead team in July of 2013. 
 
Previously, Jessie spent 6 years teaching Kindergarten in Navasota ISD. She is happy to take the love and attention she poured into her students and transfer that to our seniors! She will be diligent in assuring that all clients' needs are met to the satisfaction of the senior and their family. Jessie is adept at making people feel comfortable and supported, and exudes patience and positivity in all that she does.
 
Jessie grew up in College Station, Texas and graduated from Texas A&M University in 2006. She still lives in College Station with her husband, Dusty and their sons Duke and Davis.​​

Adrienne Rhodes -- Office Manager

Adrienne Rhodes -- Office Manager

Adrienne, the Office Manager for Home Instead Senior Care, came to us with extensive experience in her area of expertise. Adrienne previously worked for St. Joseph Regional Hospital in Bryan. She handled insurance claims by working on appeals and was responsible for training, as well as billing. In our office, Adrienne is primarily tasked with the responsibility of ensuring the financial side of the business runs smoothly, including billing, payroll, accounts payable, and the handling of all insurance claims. The intricacies of Adrienne's job require a person with incredible accuracy, an eye for detail, and a strong desire for perfection – all of which she embodies. Adrienne is quick to lend a hand to anyone she meets, and has truly enjoyed getting to know the seniors we serve here in the Brazos Valley. Each time she returns from meeting a client she is all smiles and can't wait to tell everyone what a great visit she had!

 

When she isn't working, Adrienne can be found running outdoors, spending quality time with her boyfriend Rodney, or building furniture and working on home improvement projects with her daughter, Ashley.​


Kourtney Gruner -- Director of Human Resources

Kourtney Gruner -- Director of Human Resources

 

Kourtney Gruner brings Home Instead Senior Care versatile experiences and talents for which she pulls from in her Director of HR role.  Kourtney began her professional career as a recruiting and outreach advisor at Texas A&M and later was Director of Marketing and Communications for a governmental agency.  After her personal experiences with "hospice" in 2013, she transitioned into the medical field as hospice manager for Encompass Home Health & Hospice and, later, community liaison for Enlivant assisted living, prior to then landing at Home Instead Senior Care.  Her gifted organizational leadership, equitable instinct, and ability to recognize talent help us hire, recruit, and train capable and gifted CAREGivers.

 

Kourtney resides in College Station with her husband Gus and has three sons – Cooper, Brady and Otto (deceased).  She holds a B.S., M.Ed., and non-profit management graduate certificate from Texas A&M University and her "claim to fame" is being one of the 5 students who organized "Red, White, and Blue Out" at Texas A&M in 2001.  We are proud to have Kourtney as part of our team that supports our Brazos Valley seniors.​


Krystal Boren - Service Coordinator & Training Assistant

Krystal Boren - Service Coordinator & Training Assistant

Krystal Boren brings numerous years of ​​CAREGiver experience starting when she was in her teens and we are grateful that the last four of those years have been for our Home Instead Senior Care office.  In 2017 Krystal transitioned to our in-house Service Coordinator and Training Assistant and we couldn't be more excited for her and for us.  She brings a passion for helping people and has a desire to transfer her efforts from caring from her clients in their homes, to now helping even more people through providing the best matches for our clients and CAREGivers.  She truly gets excited when she sees how well a client and CAREGiver get along, because she knows from experience, the importance in that personal connection.  

Krystal moved to College Station in 2012 with her husband Dylan, daughter Villi Rose, and dog Chauncii.  While she is originally from Illinois, she loves the Bryan/College Station area and is happy to call the Brazos Valley home.  We are excited to have Krystal as part of our team.  



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