Meet Our Comfort Keepers® Home Care Providers in Gainesville, FL
Our team of home care providers is uniquely qualified and ready to help in Gainesville, FL
Every member of our team is professional and well trained. We conduct a thorough screening and interviewing process to identify the best home care providers, and only those who pass this process go on to complete training to deliver our special brand of home care and become Comfort Keepers®. What truly sets our people apart, though, is their natural gift for caring for others.
All Comfort Keepers home care providers pass extensive background checks and complete continuing education. They are bonded, insured and covered by workers' compensation insurance to protect our clients and their families.
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“JR” Charles W. Anchors, Jr.
JR is the General Manager of Comfort Keepers® in Gainesville, FL, servicing clients from Lake City to Clermont, including Gainesville, Ocala, and The Villages. In health care since 2006, he has held the position of Assistant Vice President at North Florida Regional Medical Center, overseeing the Geriatric Service Line. Before that, JR was the Director of Finance for Shands HomeCare in Gainesville, Shands Home Health Services of Jacksonville, and ElderCare of Alachua County. He had a substantial career in finance at several notable companies prior to entering the field of healthcare, and has an MBA from the University of Florida and an accounting degree from Grove City College in Grove City, PA.
JR is active in the Gainesville community: supporting ElderCare of Alachua County; and as a Board and Fundraising Committee Member, Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce; Public Policy Member, Junior Achievement; Board Member and Golf Chair, Leadership Gainesville Alumni Association Past Treasurer and Board Member; and is a member of Leadership Gainesville Class 32.
JR is originally from Pittsburgh, PA, is an Eagle Scout, and is married with two daughters and two stepdaughters.
Taya Craig is the Operations Manager for Comfort Keepers of Gainesville, Ocala, and The Villages. Prior to Comfort Keepers, she was the General Manager of the largest LTC pharmacy in the state of Alaska for several years. She specializes in business operations and taught Business Management at a college for 2 years.
Taya Craig earned her Executive MBA with high honors from Alaska Pacific University and her Bachelor’s degree in Pre-Pharmacy.
Taya was born in Ukraine, but lived most of her life in Manchester, NH. She moved to Alaska after she married her Alaskan husband and relocated to Florida in 2014. In her free time, she loves going for walks and exploring Florida with her little girl, Sofiya, and her husband, Andrew.
MS, CTRS, CMC
Why did you want to be a Comfort Keeper?
Prior to working at Comfort Keepers I worked for a large retirement community in Gainesville. The members who lived at the retirement center often needed additional care to maintain their independence so I would refer them to Comfort Keepers.
The services and customer service provided by Comfort Keepers was outstanding. Because of Comfort Keepers excellent reputation I had often thought if I were to ever leave working for the Retirement Community I would want to be a part of their team. I’m so happy that I’m now a part of a company so well thought of in my community.
What do you like most about being a Comfort Keeper?
I have been with Comfort Keepers since 2008 and it is the best job I’ve ever had. As a Care Manager I am able to perform assessments on seniors who need help to stay independent in their homes. These assessments lead to establishing caregiving services that bring quality to an individual’s life. So, every day I am able to help someone improve their life or their family member’s life.
What are your favorite interests, hobbies, or activities?
I love to play golf and go kayak fishing.
Where is your hometown? What do you like most about your current city?
I’m originally from Memphis, TN but currently living in Gainesville, Florida. I love all the Univ. of Florida Gator sports. We are “title” town for all our championships.
What’s your favorite food or dessert?
I could eat Pizza for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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