Caregiver, Inc. Announces Plano Office and Area Director, Meets Expanding IDD Support Service Needs

Jaime Grider named Area Director

(Fort Worth, TX…) Mark Lashley, President and CEO of Caregiver, Inc., a leading provider of services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), has announced that Jaime Grider has returned to Caregiver, Inc., as an Area Director. She will focus on launching and growing support services for IDD individuals in Collin and surrounding counties out of a new Caregiver Home and Community Services (HCS) office at 5164 Village Creek Drive, Suite 200 in Plano, 75093.

According to Alex Sturges, Caregiver’s Vice President of Operations Strategy who spearheaded the expansion into Collin County, Plano-area demand for support services for people with disabilities exceeds availability, creating a serious gap that Caregiver is working to fill.

“We needed an office in Plano with a strong leader focused on extending services to individuals throughout the area,” he said. “Our presence there should help significantly in meeting growing needs.”

As part of Caregiver’s Texas Region 3, the 2500-square-foot Plano office is located at 5164 Village Creek Drive, Suite 200, near the intersection of the President George Bush Turnpike and the Dallas North Tollway, with ample on-site parking.

“We will emphasize Supported Employment Services to assist individuals from community foster care host homes and other programs as they apply for local jobs,” Grider explained. “Our employment services goal is sustainable competitive employment or self-employment.”

Grider will also help coordinate involvement in community day programs. When between job interviews or outside community day activities, participating individuals can enjoy on-site music and art rooms. The office will open this month.

“Jaime has proven herself as a leader in the industry, especially in developing new programs for people with IDD,” said Caregiver’s North Texas Regional Director Debbie Youngblood. “Her innovative thinking will drive quality options for individuals and families seeking HCS services in Plano and surrounding communities.”

During an earlier role at Caregiver, Grider was instrumental in developing a dozen group homes and 50 foster care locations while working closely with Youngblood. Her other experience includes service as an area director for Daybreak Community Services, D&S Community Services, Educare/Rescare, and Progressive Life of North Texas; three years working directly with IDD individuals; and stints in healthcare sales, marketing and claims auditing.

Grider is planning a public grand opening for the Plano office, located at 5164 Village Creek Drive, Suite 200 in Plano, TX 75093. For more, email [email protected] or phone 972-786-2507.

About Caregiver

Formed in 2015, Caregiver, Inc., is a privately held company with over 3500 employees within the headquarters support group and branded affiliates in four states. They provide a wide range of intermediate, home and community care services to nearly 2800 individuals who qualify as developmentally or intellectually disabled or are impacted by related conditions. Caregiver headquarters are at 4800 Overton Plaza, Suite 440, Fort Worth, Texas 76109; (800) 299-5161. Visit


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