Our Founder

Senior Home Care ServicesChristine Haynie, PT, MPT, GCS, CEEAA
   Founder of First Coast R and R

 

Christine began working in healthcare in 1993, and has been a resident of Saint Augustine since 1994. Although she initially began her career as a pediatric specialist, she discovered her passion lies in caring for the elderly.

In 1996, Christine earned her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy (MPT). She later honed in to her passion, becoming a Board Certified Geriatric Specialist (GCS) as recognized by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, and a Certified Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult (CEEAA) as recognized by the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy. Since 2006, Christine has been working almost exclusively in the homes of seniors throughout Saint Augustine and St. Johns County.

First Coast R and R was developed because during Christine’s tenure as a home health physical therapist, she has had countless clients whose desire has been to remain in their homes, whether they were facing the usual trials of aging or declining health. She has seen first-hand the challenges residents of her community face in finding competent, compassionate, professional companion-care. She understands the variations amongst the elderly, and is qualified to identify and cater to their individual needs. Her goal is to provide personalized care that will exceed expectations.

Christine’s roots in the community and her vast knowledge in regards to the geriatric population are enabling her to assist seniors to age in place, with dignity and grace.