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Home Care Benefit 

Personalized in-home care can help people age in place safely with dignity and independence. We provide our person-centered “home care” no matter where “home” is. From the family home to senior communities to rehab facilities and beyond, we are able to bring the care aging loved ones need to wherever they call home.
Home Instead Caregiver helps senior woman unload groceries from vehicle

Proudly Serving Aging Adults & Their Families

Our Promise

As a locally owned business, our team offers friendly, responsive service right in your neighborhood. Families love our team because we:
  • Do what we say we’re going to do – each and every time
  • Solve care problems using compassionate, person-centered solutions
  • Engage in thoughtful relationships with the families we serve
  • Give back to our community

About Us

Meet Our Home Care Team


David Gest, Owner

David's journey with Home Instead began in 2001 with the purchase of a new franchise serving the Brazos Valley, centered in Bryan/College Station, Texas.

Prior to his bringing home care to the area, David had a long and successful career in advertising. He continues to enjoy the advertising and marketing efforts of Home Instead and thoroughly enjoys working with a focus on staff development. He is blessed to have a tremendous team of dedicated Key Players and CAREGivers.

When not working on new and better ways to serve the elderly population, David enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family that includes his wife, Linda, and their two daughters and their families. He is a proud grandfather of five beautiful grandchildren!​
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Linda Gest -- Billing and Payroll Manager

Linda Gest came out of retirement in 2018 to take on the responsibility of handling CAREGiver payroll and client Invoicing, including Long Term Care insurance billing. A 35-year veteran of public education, Linda taught math at the junior high and high school level in Louisiana and Texas. Her attention to detail and emphasis on accuracy make her highly qualified for the position.

Linda holds an MBA from the University of Louisiana – Lafayette. When not working on Home Instead matters, she enjoys several craft hobbies and thoroughly enjoys gardening, as well. She devotes much time to her five grandchildren and can often be found walking her Golden Retriever, Nola.
Krystal Boren,  Service Director

Krystal Boren, Director of Client Care

Krystal Boren brings numerous years of ​​CAREGiver experience starting when she was in her teens and we are grateful that four of those years have been for our Home Instead office.

In 2017 Krystal transitioned to our in-house Service Coordinator and Training Assistant and instantly made a positive impact on our business! In 2019, Krystal was promoted to the position of Service Director and in 2020 was once again promoted to her current position of Director of Client Care. Her passionate, caring nature make her ideally suited for her new position. Managing our Quality Assurance program is incredibly important to Krystal and our clients!

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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Kyra Lapaglia, Director of Human Resources

Kyra joined the Home Instead team in 2020 in the role of Director of Human Resources. In this position she is largely responsible for recruiting, hiring, and training both new and experienced Home Instead CAREGivers as well as the implementation of retention strategies for employees. A native of Bellville, Texas, Kyra has deep experience in the world of healthcare in the Brazos Valley. Since 2015 she has worked in the Home Health arena and enjoys working in home care thoroughly!

In addition to her full-time work here at Home Instead, Kyra is working towards a degree in Business Administration and Management -- so she is a very busy person. Her husband, Cory, and her dog, Perk, consume the majority of her spare time.
Daprina Crouch,  Service Coordinator

Daprina Crouch, Service Director

Daprina has worked in the home health field for over 18 years. After joining our Home Instead team as a CAREGiver, she transitioned into her Service Coordinator role in April of 2019. One year later, in 2020, she was promoted into the position of Service Director.

Daprina understands the importance of providing quality care to our seniors and takes pride in making sure each interaction between clients and CAREGivers is engaging and meaningful. She believes everyone can benefit from the wealth of knowledge and wisdom that can be attained by working with seniors.

Originally from New Orleans, Daprina moved when her home was hit by hurricane Katrina. After living in Virginia, she decided to move to College Station to be closer to family and has proudly called College Station home for nine years. Daprina's pride and joy are her two children Domoniqe and Diamond Taylor.

Dianna Lilly,  Administrative Assistant

Dianna Lilly, Administrative Assistant

A member of the Home Instead team since January 2018, Dianna remains very excited about working with area seniors and others in need of our services. She also had family members that required home care, so she knows from experience about the value of good CAREGiver and Client Relations.

Dianna plays a very important role in the business and handles many accounting functions in our office. She is very diligent about performing at a high-level whether it is in communications with vendors, clients, CAREGivers, or others. Her passion for ensuring positive outcomes is obvious, and her contributions to the success of Home Instead are numerous!

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Bryan/College Station, TX possesses a heartfelt desire to work with seniors in the community. It is our ultimate goal to forge extraordinary relationships between our clients and their CAREGivers.

When you or an elderly loved one is ready for help, our caring staff is on call to quickly answer your questions and accommodate your senior services needs.

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