About Us

Care Innovations is located in Houston, Texas. Kris Diaz and Cindy Smith, the owners of Care Innovations, created a unique, private duty home care service for Houston’s senior community. Care Innovations is a trusted source of in-home elderly care services.

Kris Diaz
A little bit about me:

I will blame it on my Grandpa Murphy. An Irishman with a big personality; he was an active, fun to be around jokester until he died at age 99. My passion for working with seniors was ignited at an early age. I graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Community Health Education in 1985 and  began my career working in the senior adult field. I worked in the retirement community business for 10 years but found my true passion in home care. Cindy Smith and I decided to start our own home care agency in 2001. Our business plan was pretty simple. Build a small agency where we know all of our clients, families and employees. By keeping it small we could take the time to carefully select, train and supervise our staff. We are so proud of our culture of caring and going above and beyond for each of our clients.

Cindy Smith
A little bit about me:

I was a freshman at the University of Houston when I accepted a position as the evening receptionist at a retirement community.  I could not have imagined how much that decision would impact my life.  It was there, in those late night evenings, that the residents would come and visit me.  I realized quickly how much I looked forward to their visits and the stories they would tell.  I worked at that community in a variety of capacities until I graduated with a degree in Accounting and began working with a home health agency overseeing their human resources and billing departments.  In 1998, I joined Kris Diaz to open a branch office for a national home care and staffing company in Houston. We grew the business quickly and soon found ourselves successful but not happy with what our jobs had become. I missed the close relationships I had previously been able to develop with the residents and the employees.  This company had become so large it was almost impossible to remember 200 employees’ names. It was then that Kris and I decided to start our own home care agency. We developed a business plan that would allow us to keep it small while still making it a viable business. We founded the company in 2001, and I am happy to say that we know all our employees well and I have plenty of time to enjoy visiting with our clients. We have been able to combine our decades of experience to create a home care company that has the foundations of a large company but the personal touch of a small business.