Santa Barbara’s Top Choice for Senior Home Care and Elder Care Services
Serving happy clients in:
- Santa Barbara
- Santa Ynez
- Santa Maria
- Los Olivos
- Surrounding Areas
For over a decade, Home Care Assistance has served older adults with our exceptional caregivers. We provide one-on-one support that allows your loved ones to live safely and independently where they most prefer: at home. Our care professionals are top-notch, having worked with over 1000 families along the coast, earning us strong references and many word-of-mouth recommendations.
As the leading provider of home care in California, 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. We offer high quality assisted living where seniors most prefer: at home.
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 Montecito.
We offer high quality assisted living where seniors most prefer: at home.
How can we help you?
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.
Why Choose Home Care Assistance
Daily Care Experts
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 daily care 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.
Marilyn Berman is the Director of Client Care for Home Care Assistance. Marilyn is a true expert and has been helping seniors, their families and elder care professionals alike in Santa Barbara and surrounding areas for more than 17 years! Call Marilyn today at 805-680-8457 to find the best care solution for your family.
The Home Care Assistance Advantage
Local Testimonials: Read what your neighbors are saying about Home Care Assistance!
Marilyn I'm so thrilled that you provide such an amazing service to families. You are so needed and I'm going to do everything I can to spread the word about you!
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.
I just spoke with his resident advisor and he just raved about how well he has integrated into his dorm and life on campus. The RA said that he has made tons of friends, and "just knows everything that is happening on campus." Physically and emotionally, he is the strongest he's ever been. The doctor he saw on Saturday also agreed how well he is doing. Yesterday, he walked from the parking lot to his dorm room without his walker. His power chair skills have improved tremendously. His caregiver said that he can safely drive to the cafeteria without any assistance. Personally, I've seen him become much more responsible for himself. This leap has led to much emotional growth. I think your caregivers are doing a terrific job of providing support, without hovering. Thanks for all of your help.
Meet the Santa Barbara Team
Over the past 17 years, Marilyn has worked in many sectors of senior care. Prior to Home Care Assistance, Marilyn was an Eldercare Consultant serving the Central Coast in Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties. She has also worked as a Regional Community Care Educator for a Home Care and Home Health company, a Marketing Director for Atria Senior Living Group and an Associate Administrator for a large community serving clients living with mid- to late-stage dementia. She has been instrumental in organizing Healthy Aging Forums and Financial Safety Panels to help educate older adults and families on how to prevent financial abuse and identity theft. Marilyn’s diverse background in healthcare, program development and education coupled with her comprehensive knowledge of the full spectrum of care options and her understanding of the needs and challenges of seniors make her an invaluable resource for families and professionals alike. Marilyn’s expertise and warm, compassionate nature allow her to excel in senior care and help older adults thrive, too.
Toni Liquornik brings over thirty years of professional experience in senior care as a certified Geriatric Care Manager. She worked for ten years as a care manager before starting her own boutique care management company and has now transitioned back to home care as Client Care Manager for Home Care Assistance. Her expertise in long-term care and passion for educating seniors with valuable resources will provide critical support to local seniors and their families. Toni loves helping seniors find the best long-term care option and doesn't consider it to be a job.
Prior to his role at Home Care Assistance, Joseph worked as an individual supporter/program coordinator. He has 25 years of professional experience with case management, job coaching and training for adults with mental health/developmental disabilities. Joseph is trained in crisis intervention, as well as person-centered thinking, and he uses his experience to best match caregivers with clients based on their unique needs and preferences. He is passionate about Home Care Assistance's person-centered approach to care and is a valuable asset to the Santa Barbara Home Care Team!
Melanie Farmer is Staffing Manager for the Santa Barbara Home Care Assistance office. She brings over ten years of professional experience in staffing and over fifteen years of experience as both a caregiver and a manager for live-in cases in Ventura and Santa Barbara County areas. Melanie is an expert in all facets of home care and is a great resource for seniors in Santa Barbara and surrounding areas such as Ventura, Santa Maria, Ojai and more. Prior to her work in the home health care industry, Melanie worked as a teacher’s aide for special needs adult for fourteen years. Melanie is passionate about helping older adults and loves being a part of the Santa Barbara Home Care Team.