A History of Excellence
For over a decade, our staff has set the standard for excellence in private home health care. Evergreen Private Care is honored to provide excellent services for clients needing care in their homes, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and assisted living facilities or skilled nursing facilities.
Evergreen Private Care is Licensed, Bonded and Insured
Evergreen Private Care of Houston, LLC TX State HCSSA Lic. 016541. Evergreen Private Care of Houston, LLC Certificate #801116795 DBA Evergreen Private Care.
Evergreen Private Care of Stuart, FL, license #299994892
Evergreen Private Care is a proud member of the Chamber of Commerce in Northwest Houston. The Evergreen team is an active and positive influence for the community and businesses it serves in both Texas and Florida. The staff of Evergreen Private Care actively consults with local teaching institutions in order to improve the level of service provided to Texas residents. Participation in charitable organizations is engrained in the culture of Evergreen Private Care.
Evergreen’s Corporate Office
Keren Baldwin Wheeler RN, BSN, Chief Executive Officer
Keren Wheeler is an expert in Home Health Care, working tirelessly as an advocate for seniors and their families. From her kitchen table, Family Private Care, one of the leading home health companies in South Florida began. She carefully identified a team of compassionate performers which resulted in 40% growth year after year. In November 2004, Keren directed the launch and founding of Family Private Care in Atlanta, Georgia. She has always held to the conviction that her colleagues are partners and key to success in senior care. Compassion, skill and professionalism demonstrated by the whole team, results in peaceful solutions, enhancing the opportunity for seniors to age in place.
The simple adage that governs Evergreen Private Care is the belief expressed by Keren through the years, “we are people caring for people”. The conviction that each woman, man, boy and girl should be treated with dignity and respect as if they are a part of her family, drives the passion with which each clients need are addressed and creative solutions designed. Keren has had the distinct privilege to serve over 15,000 families who have had various needs for private care service.
Keren has served as an active member with various boards including Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce and various senior special interest boards including the Alzheimer’s Association. She has enjoyed the distinction of being nominated as a “Woman of Distinction” by the Soroptimist International Woman’s Organization and received the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce Business Owner of the Year award. While CEO for Family Private Care, the business received the Industry Appreciation Award of recognition for outstanding contribution to Martin County, Florida.
Keren believes that there are many options that must be considered as loved ones face physical decline and challenge but ultimately, there is no place like home. Aging in place is the desire of all seniors. Evergreen Private Care is a resource to assist in making this desire a reality.
Jerry Wheeler, Owner, President
Jerry Wheeler is a founding member of Evergreen Private Care, a premier home health agency dedicated to helping clients maintain optimal comfort and independence regardless of medical limitations. His empathetic, compassionate, calm, confident demeanor serves to elevate and promote strategic relationships. Jerry’s organizational management results in dynamic partnerships and collaboration.
Before devoting his work fulltime to Evergreen Private Care, Jerry was involved in non-profit work and construction business. In 2002, he invented and manufactured a fire place adaptation product. His work was featured in numerous publications which includes USA Today and the Wall Street Journal. Jerry’s invention sold throughout home design distributors including Nieman Marcus.
In addition to being President of Evergreen Private Care, Jerry is a pilot who enjoys aviation pursuits especially when he can touch down close to where one of his ten grandchildren live.
Jon W. Tofte, Chief Financial Officer
Before coming to Evergreen as Chief Financial Officer, Jon previously served for over nine years as the CFO for Family Private Care one of Florida’s largest licensed nurse registries. As CFO, Jon is responsible for the financial reporting process and advising the accounting staff providing support for clients and caregivers regarding billing, insurance filings, payroll and independent contractor relationships.
Jon is a Certified Public Accountant and has practiced in public accounting for over 25 years, both with several accounting firms as well as his own practice. He is a graduate of Stetson University and earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business. He has helped many clients with tax planning and preparation, financial statements, and even personal budgeting and planning. He is a proud graduate of Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University.
In his spare time, Jon is an avid barbecue chef and a fan of post-war classic American automobiles. Jon has been married to Faith for 28 years and they have two sons, Kenton & Trent.
Andrea Sanford, Director of Financial Services
Andrea brings to Evergreen Private Care more than 25 years of financial management experience. Her previous employment includes serving as Head Bookkeeper of a private Christian School where she graduated as Valedictorian.
Andrea is also a licensed insurance agent who managed the daily operations of a fast paced full-service insurance agency. Her passion is serving others and she demonstrates that by leading a team of volunteers at her local house of worship weekly. She has been happily married to David, her high school sweetheart for 37 years. They have a married daughter who is an Oncology Nurse Practitioner and are expecting their first grandchild later this year.