We've helped over 1000 Palo Alto families provide quality in-home care for their loved ones. Call650-462-6900to schedule a free in-home consultation or to learn more about our services.Contact Us TodayThe Leading Provider ofLive-In CareHome Care Assistance has provided the highest-quality, most affordable 24/7 live-in care for over a decade. We are the largest employer of live-in caregivers and offer the most competitive prices for live-in, guaranteed.Contact Us TodayPost-Hospitalization Care can be overwhelming. Whether it's from the hospital, from skilled nursing or from a rehabilitation facility, our experienced team can help guide your loved one safely fromHospital to HomeContact Us TodayThe Cognitive Therapeutics Method™Promote cognitive vitality through fun yet effective activities personalized to each client. Industry experts, clients and their families alike are excited about this innovative approach to brain health for seniors.Learn More
We are Palo Alto’s Top Choice for Home Care
For over a decade, Home Care Assistance has served Palo Alto and the broader Peninsula community with our exceptional caregivers. We provide one-on-one support that allows your loved ones to live safely and independently at home. We’ve worked with over 1000 families in Palo Alto and the surrounding communities and meet most of our new clients through word-of-mouth recommendations.
As the oldest home care provider in Palo Alto, we have the deepest roster of skilled, compassionate caregivers. As a result, our Care Managers are able to match our clients not only based on their home care needs, but also their personalities and interests. Our 24/7 Guarantee means that we will be there when you need us – days, nights and weekends. Call us today to learn more or visit our office in downtown Palo Alto.
Learn more about our innovative in-home brain health program
A new approach to promoting cognitive vitality. Take advantage of the latest scientific breakthroughs in the familiar home environment.
About Home Care Assistance
Meet the Palo Alto Team
Kathy Johnson, PhD, CMCFounder and CEOAs a Certified Care Manager, psychologist, and caregiver, my mission is to extend quality of life for all older adults as far as possible. We provide services that allow for wellness, prevention and lifestyle enhancement.Lena VyrvaStaff Development Trainer
Lena is a certified nurse assistant and a case manager. She has worked for Home Care Assistance for more than 4 years. In that time she has shown a talent for recruitment and training of caregivers that is invaluable.
Lena is certified in Dementia and Alzheimers patient care and has a passion for working with older adults. She brings this enthusiasm to her training sessions with our caregivers and works closely with them to help them learn our Balanced Care Method.Kristel Escal, R.N.Client Care Manager
Kristel Escal is a Healthcare Provider, Client Care Manager, and Caregiver Educator with advanced training in patient assessment and specialized experience in providing in-patient hospital care. She earned her R.N. licensure in the Phillipines, where she developed a deeply-rooted respect for older adults and a passion for helping others. Since joining Home Care Assistance in 2014, she has helped advance the caregiver training program through innovative new training techniques to help promote total wellness and encourage maximum independence in clients.Bridget LynchClient Care Manager
Bridget is a world traveler with advanced training in Occupational Therapy and over 8 years of specialized hands-on experience as a discharge planner and a community health leader, having worked on projects at the University of Australia, the UK National Health Service, and Stanford University. In addition, Bridget is also an expert on community health and safety and conducts home safety inspections, allowing her to provide clients and families with exceptional leadership and expert guidance during difficult transitions.Maureen BaldomeroGeriatric Quality Assurance ManagerPrior to joining our team, Maureen worked directly with a licensed fiduciary, providing care management for older adults under conservatorship. Maureen also has direct experience in creating and conducting activities for older adults with memory loss, as an Activity Director in various assisted living facilities. Maureen attended San Francisco State University where she received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and her master’s degree in Gerontology with an emphasis in geriatric care management.Micah GaribaySupervisor of Direct Care
Micah has been delivering great service to our clients at Home Care Assistance for over 5+ years. She received her bachelors degree from San Francisco State University in business administration.
Micah began her career at Home Care Assistance as a caregiver, but was quickly promoted when her talents for matching caregivers and clients was identified. She retains a passion for the day-to-day care our clients receive and is always working to improve the quality of care we provide.
Why Choose Home Care Assistance
We specialize in around-the-clock care and offer the largest selection of caregivers and the most competitive rates. We offer special trainings such as Balanced Care Method™, Cognitive Therapeutics Method™ and Culinary Classes to our live-in caregivers. Find out why live-in is the safest, most cost-effective choice for your family.
Our entire team is on-call 24/7 – nights and weekends – for our clients’ needs. Each client has a dedicated Care Manager who conducts the assessment, matches caregivers and serves as the contact for the family. We are the largest home care agency in the Peninsula and our team will be there for your needs, guaranteed.
High Caliber Caregivers
We conduct an intensive screening process, perform rigorous Department of Justice background checks, train and orient our caregivers and match them specifically to our clients. We are the largest employer in the Peninsula with hundreds of active caregivers.
We train and promote the Balanced Care Method™ to improve health and wellness in older adults through healthy lifestyles, mental and physical activity and close social bonds. Balanced Care is based on scientifically proven longevity principles and can make a big difference in improving quality-of-life.
No Long Term Contracts
We believe in the quality of our services. We require no deposits or long-term contracts, so our clients only use our services if they are 100% satisfied. Our Care Management Team is in place to make sure you receive the support you need, and we can have a caregiver at your home in a matter of hours.
Peace of Mind
Our company is built on our strong reputation in the community. Independent client surveys place our client satisfaction at 97% and we meet most of our new clients through word-of-mouth referrals. Our team is ready for the most difficult situations and can give you the peace of mind you need.
We strive to inform and educate. Here is a small sample of resources we have to offer.
What is Home Care Guide
Our 19-Page introductory guide provides full details on our home care services and tools to determine if we are right for you and your family.
Agency Evaluation Checklist
This handy checklist helps you ask the right questions when choosing your home care provider.
Talking to Your Parents About Home Care
Conversations about long-term care can be difficult. Use our guide for tips on initiating a family meeting or care planning conversation.
Hospital to Homecare
Our detailed guide outlines the entire discharge process and explains how home care can ensure a smooth and safe transition home.
Discharge Planning Checklist
Our checklist covers the most important steps during an often stressful discharge - from medical equipment to home health to warning signs.
Living Well at Home
Find out how home care can help you live happily and independently in the comfort and safety of your own home.
I could not have been more pleased with your company's services, and most of all, the assigned caregiver. The pre-visit to my home was very reassuring that I was dealing with a company of integrity. My caregiver never stopped trying to find things to do for me. The cost was well worth the service. I would not hesitate to recommend your service in the future.Jeanne Olson
I work frequently with older adults. Many need help with activities of daily living, especially meal preparation, so I am excited to learn about the Balanced Care Method™ for caregivers. The information in the training manual about a healthy diet reflects the latest research, and the fact that it is based on the habits of the long-lived elders of Okinawa is very inspiring.Laurie Steinberg
Registered Dietitian at Stanford School of Medicine
The 24-hour care that Home Care Assistance provided for our mom was unparalleled. She had three caregivers, each as compassionate, dedicated and hardworking as the next. Each caregiver worked eight hour shifts, which enabled them to stay focused and well rested, and in turn, provide the best care possible.Susie M.
We chose Home Care Assistance because their care managers are extremely personable, caring and responsive. We know we can call them for anything, 24/7. They've even managed emergency scheduling requests within an hour.Ken B.
Bottom-line, your company provided me the choice of several qualified caregivers within 72 hours of my call (including a weekend); and the caregiver I selected from Home Care Assistance (Conrad) was a total blessing and I believe an answer to prayer. "Thank you" doesn't quite cut it, but that's all I have...thank you very much.Jeffrey J. Miller
I am writing you to express my extreme gratitude with the services that your company has provided my mother over the past month. Without your caregivers and their thoroughness in understanding difficult situations, my mother had a very good chance of not surviving her latest release from the local hospital. It was only your caregivers' critical observations that saved the day. Again, I am thrilled to have your company working with my mother, providing assistance with great personal support and encouragement to brighten her remaining time here.Tom Fletcher
I was in a panic and desperate because I knew I would never find a caregiver so late on a Friday. But I found Home Care Assistance and couldn't be happier with their service! The woman they sent to care for my mother was just wonderful and my mother said she was so glad we found someone to care for her.Cheryl B.
I want to thank you and your organization for the outstanding job that you did caring for my uncle these last couple months - the care enabled my uncle to spend his last months in his home and with his friends from the men's club - my brother and I really appreciate the effort that you made - I think it made a big difference in the quality of my uncle's life.Gregory J. Burkus
But beyond creating strengths for elders, families that emphasize Balanced Care will come to work together and understand more clearly how to cope with medical problems and illnesses. The secret is in the strength of the foundation of care. The rest then comes into clearer perspective; complex situations and decision-making during this time of life are better understood and engaged. Home Care Assistance is about foundation-building–for elders, families, supportive friends and, ultimately, for your health care team.Dr. Dennis McCullough
Author, My Mother, Your Mother, Founder, Slow Medicine Movement in Geriatrics
Your company is amazing. Jessie, Jill, Mimi, and the woman in charge of staffing were efficient, fast and kind. I called Jessie to let him know that we might be in need of their services Monday, June 19th. I found out late Wednesday that mom was coming home Thursday mid-day. I called Jessie Thursday morning. He contacted Jill. Jill called me and by 1:00 they were ready to come in with someone on a 24-hour-basis. Unbelievable! Mimi has been terrific. She has helped mom with her physical needs. She has prepared meals, helped in the middle of the night, done laundry when mom needed it...and has kept mom safe. It has been a relief; we have not had to alter our own schedules and enjoy our spare moments visiting with mom and Mimi in a carefree manner. Family members who didn't think it necessary for mom to have any help are now on board - including mom! Thank you! It would have been so overwhelming if Mimi weren't here!
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