Kinder Hearts was founded right here in Abilene 2002 with a vision to provide exceptional care for patients. Our agency has grown in its reach by seeking staff who will hold steadfastly to the Kinder Hearts mission.


Led by our Executive Director, Travis Jones, PT, DPT, staff members use moments of truth to bring life changing service to the patients they serve. It is that distinction, and their caring approach, that makes Kinder Hearts the fastest growing agency in the Big Country. 

We are a lot different. 

And that means a lot more for you.

We believe we can explain why.


We are a lot different. 

And that means a lot more for you.

We believe we can explain why.



"I want to thank all of you for the great care and the encouragement you gave me after my surgery. Special thanks to Josh, Beth, Spencer and Suzan."

"I just wanted to thank everyone at Kinder Hearts Hospice for your help and kindness given to my dad. I will never forget everything you did for us and thank God for people like you."

“Just a note of thanks to the Kinder Hearts 'specialists'. Your patience, suggestions and help in our time of need is greatly appreciated. You couldn't have been "kinder'."


Our mission is to excel at achieving essential care in the patient’s home that is so exceptional the patient is able to remain safely at home to heal or age in place.


Our mission is is to provide physical, emotional, social and spiritual support to clients with a life-limiting, progressive illness; to provide exceptional levels of comfort, compassion, expertise and comprehensive care as we seek to make certain the lives of the patients we serve are lived with quality and dignity; and to fulfill life’s journey.

Awards & Accolades

Our home healthcare providers are experienced, knowledgeable, and caring. We strive to maintain our reputation for excellence and client care in everything we do. As a result, we’ve been honored to receive numerous accolades within our industry. We’re thankful for this validation of ongoing trust and support from our clients and peers!








  • A+ Accreditation from the Better Business Bureau

  • Winner of Abilene Reporter-News Reader’s Choice Award for Best Home Health Agency for 2016

  • Recognized by FAZZI at a nationwide leader in patient satisfaction

  • Awarded the TOP 500 Agency from HomeCare Elite



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Meet Our Executive Director, Travis Jones, PT, DPT

  • Travis Jones is still calling the signals in Abilene in the strategic leadership role as executive director of Kinder Hearts Home Health & Hospice.

  • Travis’ first leadership role in Abilene came as the starting quarterback for Hardin-Simmons University in 2000 after graduating from Amarillo High School in 1999. As starting quarterback in 2000, the Cowboys went 12-1 and advanced to the national semi-finals.

  • Not only did Travis excel on the gridiron while a student at HSU, he served as president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and played baseball two years. He graduated with a bachelor of science in 2003 and a doctorate in physical therapy in 2006.

  • In the 10 years since graduation, Travis has practiced physical therapy in the outpatient setting at D1 Sports and at the skilled nursing facility of Wisteria Place, both in Abilene. Travis most recently served as regional therapy resource with the Ensign Group, parent company of Cornerstone Healthcare.

  • On September 1, 2016, Travis was named executive director of Kinder Hearts Home Health & Hospice after it was acquired by Cornerstone Healthcare from its founders, Liz and Daryl Phariss.

  • “Travis is an outstanding leader in our organization, and we predict he will add significant value to our growing mission in the Abilene area,” said Brent Guerisoli, 1177 Healthcare President.

  • While at HSU, Travis met his wife, Emily, who grew up in Clyde and also graduated from HSU in 2003 with a bachelor of behavioral science degree in sports fitness and psychology.  They have been married 12 years and have a son and daughter, Tucker, age 10, and Aubrey, age eight.

  • They are proud residents of Clyde and enjoy spending time together as a family and in activities at Beltway Park Church. Travis also enjoys coaching his son in various sports, carrying on the traditions of his father, former head baseball coach at Amarillo High School.



Our Affiliations with Professional Organizations Allow Us to Maintain Our Leadership in Ethical Practice and Quality


Our professioanl affliations include: 














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Our Affiliations with Civic Organizations Allow Us to Support the Health and Wellbeing of Our Community


Our civic affliations include: 


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