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Encinitas' First Choice for Senior Home Care and Elder Care Services

For over fifteen years, Home Care Assistance and our experienced caregivers have served seniors and their families with exceptional home care.

We provide older adults in Encinitas and the broader community with one-on-one support that allows them to live safely and independently at home.

As the premier home care provider in Encinitas, we have the deepest employee roster of skilled and compassionate caregivers. As a result, our Client Care Managers are able to match our clients to caregivers 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 Encinitas.

We offer high quality, personalized care where seniors most prefer: at home.

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I cannot really find the words to say how ...

My wife Carol had a hard two-year struggle with incurable cancer, declining steadily until life was hardly more than a pin-hole. The last year I arranged for a caretaker for weekdays, and had help from my daughters, but in the fin...

-- Noam
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Dependable, calm, caring and trustworthy.

My sincere thanks to the staff at Home Care Assistance for coming to me in my 11th hour. Their caregiver helped me shower daily, make my bed, prepare meals and do some food shopping, light cleaning and laundry. She was a gem, alwa...

-- Patricia
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Wonderful.

As a professional gerontologist and elder care consultant, I have used a number of home care agencies over the years, often with great frustration and disappointment. Working with Home Care Assistance is wonderful - cases run more...

-- Michele
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Supports independence without sacrificing ...

Our family has worked hard to honor our mother's wish to remain in her home as long as possible. Though my mom has dementia, she is still independent in many respects and enjoys getting out every day for walks and other activities...

-- Darlene
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Listens deeply and makes the right match.

Finding the right people to care for the seniors in my family is so important to me. Home Care Assistance helped me with my mother, who was quite elderly and suffered from dementia.  They were compassionate, thoughtful and very r...

-- Athena
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Would recommend them in a heartbeat.

Home Care Assistance is the best. I am personally indebted to the caregiver they sent me. She was professional, punctual, empathic, and willing to pitch in with mundane stuff like unloading the dishwasher.  I could not have been ...

-- Malcolm

Why Choose Home Care Assistance

We strive to provide the best concierge-level, customized service for older adults. Here are a few reasons, among many others:

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Daily Care Experts

We specialize in around the clock care to help seniors live well at home.

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Available 24/7

Care managers are on call for clients and their families, even during nights and weekends.

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High Caliber Caregivers

We typically hire only 1 in 25 applicants and provide ongoing training and supervision.

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Balanced Care

Our unique approach to care promotes healthy mind, body and spirit.

No Contract

No Long Term Contracts

Use our services only as long as you're 100% satisfied.

Peace of Mind

Peace of Mind

Independent industry surveys place our client satisfaction rate at 97%.

A Trusted Partner

A Trusted Partner

We're honored to be Preferred Providers for professionals in both the medical and senior communities.

Cognitive Therapeutics

Cognitive Therapeutics

Our proprietary cognitive stimulation program addresses cognitive decline, building on our expertise in brain health.

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Meet The Care Team

Gabrielle Pumpian

Home Care Liaison

Gabrielle has been in the health care arena in San Diego County for nearly a decade. After graduating from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, she decided to transition her focus into the health care industry. She learned first-hand the importance of excellent care in a home setting after the unfortunate stroke of a family member. This experience shifted her perspective and career ambitions towards helping others obtain the resources they need in order to live a dignified and happy life in their home environment. Shortly after, she began working as a Marketing and Sales Representative for a local home care agency, eventually moving onto an opportunity as the Director of Marketing for a large skilled nursing and rehab facility in San Diego County. Her heart remained in the home care world, and she is fulfilled every day supporting and working with people who are in need of caregiving services.

Jennifer Muskat

Operations Manager

Jennifer acts as the ‘matchmaker’ of Home Care Assistance. She is able to match clients with caregivers by listening to and respecting their needs and preferences. She understands the complexities of working with families and individuals who need care. Jennifer works hard to meet their home care goals each and every day and provide high-quality care.

Jennifer has been working with older adults and Home Care Assistance for almost a decade. Clients, families and other elder care professionals consider her to be a true industry expert and leader.

Sara Valerio

Staffing Manager

Sara began her career as Medical Assistant and enjoyed working with her patients. This prompted her to move to caregiving. She loved the one-on-one connections she formed with her clients. Sara feels that being able to help them maintain their independence is the best feeling in the world. Her experience as a caregiver gives her great insight into how to find the best matches between caregivers and clients. She is proud to serve the seniors in her community.

Jason Herald

Home Care Liaison

Jason is a San Diego native and has been in the field of marketing and sales for 20 years. He holds a Residential Care for the Elderly Certificate (RCFE) and began his career in the health care industry 8 years ago as an administrator for an assisted living facility. From there Jason moved on to a Marketing Director for a nationwide Assisted Living Community. He understands the importance of home safety and is passionate about helping seniors age in place. Jason was fortunate and able to assist in the caretaking of his grandmother so that she was able to age in the comfort of her own home and he appreciates the value of good caregiving services.

Mina Yap

Care Advisor

Mina is a Licensed Vocational Nurse and began her career in health care in 2011. Since then, she has learned a lot in her many roles. She started as a hospice nurse and then became a nurse for concierge doctor, home health nurse, and, finally, intake coordinator for a home health & caregiving agency. Mina believes that helping people who can't help themselves is what we are here for. By working for Home Care Assistance, she feels she can make a difference in the lives of seniors and help the home care industry thrive.

Jonna Hernandez

Regional Director of Bus. Dev., SoCal

Jonna's professional experience is in sales, mentoring, and strategic market development. Her education includes a B.A. in Human Communication Studies from California State University, Fullerton and a M.A. in Counseling from Azusa Pacific University. Jonna started in the health care industry in 2011 as an Admissions and Marketing Director for a skilled nursing facility. She has extensive sales experience in the post-acute sector including skilled nursing facilities, home health, and non-medical home care. Jonna's most recent position was the Area Operations and Sales Manager for a non-medical home care agency for Orange County, South Bay, and Inland Empire regions. Jonna's personal philosophy is to change the outlook of how others view and experience senior healthcare. She is absolutely thrilled to be a part of an innovative team that is truly defining how the world is aging.

Cindy Ricardez

Staffing Manager

Cindy has been in the healthcare field for over 5 years, where she began as a CNA. She also brings previous experience working in nursing facilities and home care. She really enjoys working with the elderly being part of their recovery. Enjoy the one-on-one connection is what she loves about her current role. Her goal is to put a smile on the face of every person she works with. Her personal philosophy is "always treat others how you want to be treated".

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