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Home Instead History & Mission Abilene area

Acacia Abshire began her journey with Home Instead in 2015, as a Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator, and she soon discovered that keeping our loved ones at home was her passion. Acacia sought out every opportunity to learn about the business, how the business operated, and how each role functioned within the organization. Acacia spent five years locally, expanding on her knowledge and her experience, and in 2020 she was offered an opportunity to expand on these attributes at the Corporate Office, located in Omaha Nebraska. During her time with the Corporate Office, she coached pre-existing franchises and assisted with the start-up of new franchises. While she enjoyed contributing to and developing various franchises across the United States; she found herself dreaming of the opportunity to own and operate her own Home Instead Franchise in Abilene.


Acacia's husband, Jason Abshire, also has a deep passion for increased quality of life for our loved ones, and the value added toward quality of life when allowed to age in place. Jason received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Texas Tech University Health Science Center, and he is currently working toward his Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from Texas Tech University Health Science Center School of Health Professions. Jason and Acacia's long-term goals quickly aligned, and their passion and determination soon became a reality. On September 16th, 2022, Acacia became the owner and Chief Executive Officer of G.R.I.T Home Care Service LLC, doing business as Home Instead. Jason and Acacia's journey has just begun, and they are excited to serve the Seniors of their community.

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To Us, It’s Personal®

Our founders, Paul and Lori Hogan, launched Home Instead in 1994 to provide care to Paul’s 90-year-old grandmother. Remarkably, after she began receiving personalized, in-home care that allowed her to age safely in the place she loved most – the family home – Grandma Manhart thrived for an additional decade!

That’s why, to us, senior care is personal. We’re passionate about expanding the world’s capacity to care.

An aging woman smiling as she enjoys the piano at home.