About Caring Companions

Our history began in 2002 when Patrick O’Hare founded Caring Companions in San Antonio, Texas after experiencing his own need for caregivers in his family. Our team at Caring Companions soon established itself as the premier agency in San Antonio with a reputation for longevity, professionalism, and empathy. In 2019, 17 years after our founding, we joined forces with Family Tree In-Home Care, Houston’s premier home care agency, to form one of the most respected home care agencies in Texas. Our team has served thousands of families in the San Antonio Area, and we look forward to working with you and your family. With over 100 years of experience, our team is eager to earn your trust.

“It’s time we equip frontline workers with the support they need to drive drastically better health outcomes.”

-- Alex Bonetti

Owners Alex Bonetti and Daniel Gottschalk are each driven by deeply personal experiences in managing healthcare. They’re passionate about helping others and improving the home care industry.

Motivated by his grandmother’s struggles with Alzheimer’s disease, Alex founded Family Tree In-Home Care to raise the standard of excellence in home care. Since our humble beginnings in Alex’s apartment, Family Tree has grown into the most trusted provider of home care services in communities across multiple cities.

Daniel’s grandmother relied on nurses and caregivers during her battle with dementia, and while in college, he personally served as a caregiver for a beloved professor. When Daniel set out to reimagine the way health is managed in the home, it didn’t take long for him to recognize Alex’s success with Family Tree.

A partnership was born, and the pair co-founded Genova Health, Family Tree’s parent company,  to help keep older adults safer, happier, and healthier in the place they choose to age – their home. To learn more about Genova Health, click here.

Our Owners

Alex Bonetti

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Alex founded Family Tree In-Home Care and has worked in every aspect of the business, from caregiving to management.

Alex serves on various industry boards including the Alzheimer’s Association (Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter), Houston Gerontological Society (Vice President) and HYPAA (Houston Young Professionals Against Alzheimer’s Disease). Additionally, he is a board member of the Texas Wranglers Alumni Association, the prior Chairman of the Private Duty Committee of the Texas Association for Home Care and Hospice, and an associate member of the UTHealth Consortium on Aging. Alex is active in outreach and volunteer efforts in the community, including his work with the Ms. Wheelchair Texas Foundation.

In addition to his role with Family Tree, Alex is also the Co-Founder & CEO of our parent company, Genova Health.

Daniel Gottschalk


Prior to joining the ownership of Family Tree, Daniel practiced corporate law in the Houston office of Baker Botts L.L.P. where he held multiple leadership roles, including his involvement on the firm's Pro Bono Committee.

Daniel was named to the Houston Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” list of business leaders in 2017. He serves on the board of directors for several Houston-area organizations, including the Houston Symphony (Community Partnership Committee), the Houston Law Review Alumni Association (Vice President) and the Ross M. Lence Foundation. He is also active on the Houston Symphony Young Associates Council. Daniel serves on the advisory board of the Texas Medical Center (TMC) Innovation Institute, Rivet Capital Partners, and JAS Inc.

In addition to his role with Family Tree, Daniel is also the Co-Founder & President of our parent company, Genova Health.

Board of Advisors

Vaunette P. Fay, PhD, RNC, FNP, GNP

Former Head of Gerontology -
UT Health System (SN)
Director, CE - UT Health System (SN)

Andrew Achenbaum, PhD

Former Chair – National Council on Aging
Former Deputy Director - U. Michigan Institute of Gerontology

Robert G. Pond

Founder - Energy Alloys LLC
Former President and CEO - Grant Corporation

Marsha H. Hyslop, RN, CSA, MBA

President – Liaisons for Healthcare
Chief Nursing Officer - 2nd MD
CEO - The Pain Care Center, Inc.

David Brody

Vice President and former Administrative Director - Northwell Health

Derek Dawes, MD

Internal Medicine - LBJ General Hospital
Internal Medicine - Medical Clinic of Houston