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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 San Diego 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 San Diego, 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 San Diego.

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

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Care Manager Has Been My Right Hand

We love working with this team! Their follow through is exceptional, their case managers take their jobs very seriously, and they treat each client as their own family member. Our case manager has been my right hand while my husba...

-- M.M. Del Mar, Ca
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I Live Across the Country

The people at Home Care Assistance really do care. We have a private caregiver four days a week. They have been wonderful, caring, and conscientious when providing care for my 95-year-old mother at home. Their scheduling folks are...

-- B.C. Encinitas
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Care Managers Were Terrific

I can't say enough about Home Care Assistance. They really understand all of the details regarding the comprehensive care required for a person who is finally in need of part-time or full-time caregiving. It is extremely difficul...

-- L.M. San Diego, CA
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Keeping my Parents Happy

Home Care Assistance provided healthy meals, errand-running, and prescription reminders for my parents. I could not have done it without them. Thank you for keeping my parents happy.

-- J.N.
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Cognitive Therapeutic Methods

Picking the right home care agency is an important thing for a family to do. With Home Care Assistance, I always have peace of mind knowing that the care team there is making sure my mother is taken care of in the right way. They ...

-- G.P. San Diego, CA
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24-Hr Care for My Mother for Over 3 Years

Home Care Assistance has provided 24-hr care for my mother for over 3 years. They've accommodated my mothers' needs, matching her requests and shift times with the best-suited caregivers. Home Care Assistance welcomes our input ...

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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.

Jackie Paras

Client Care Manager

Jackie graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Communications. She has five years of professional work experience in public relations for a health and wellness company, as well as in account management for health and home care companies. Jackie excels at developing deep, meaningful relationships with her clients and is their number one advocate, always ensuring that they receive the best care. This expertise in client relations and her innate ability to empathize with others allows Jackie to thrive in the home care industry, which lets her make a difference in the lives of those who need support.

Rosie Thomas

Assistant Staffing Manager

Rosie has over a decade of senior care experience; from home care to hands on memory care. Her passion is helping the elderly achieve and maintain their best quality of life. It is Rosie's belief that with kindness, respect, and being an active listener, she can help to attain individualized quality care for each client. Growing up in the Hawaiian culture, caring for your elders was embedded in her daily life. In this culture the believe that it is their responsibility, as a community, to care for the ones that once cared for them. It brings Rosie much joy when she is able to contribute in providing excellent care in someone's life, thus creating a better quality of life for them.

Sean Cygan

Operations Manager

Sean Cygan has over 25 years of professional experience working in the home care industry. Prior to joining Home Care Assistance, Sean worked as a Site Coordinator, Human Resources Staffing Specialist/EEO Coordinator, Human Resources Generalist and Human Resources Staffing Coordinator. Sean brings his expertise in communication and coordination to his current role as Senior Staffing Manager, where he is able to match clients with caregivers based on their unique needs and preferences. Over the course of his professional career, Sean has worked with a variety of older adults, including seniors with disabilities, and he has a passion for helping them maintain their independence with the aide of exceptional in-home care.

Christina Stomiolo

Receptionist and Administrative Assistant

Michelle Wile

Cognitive Interventionist

Lynn Tesch-Jensen

Administrative Assistant

Roseanna Lopez

Lead Staffing Manager

Jennifer Muskat

Regional Director

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.

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.

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.

Crystal Montero

Staffing Manager

Crystal brings over 15 years of customer service experience in everything from hospitality to home care to her role with Home Care Assistance. Specifically, she has trained to work with high-end clients who are facing difficult situations. Crystal received a double bachelor's in Public Health and Gerontology with a minor in Social Work from San Diego State University. She found her passion for seniors by doing a public health internship where she worked with seniors. She fell in love with it and even stayed in college an extra year in order to obtain a double major.

Her favorite part of her job is working with the elderly and forming relationships with them. Crystal comes from a Hispanic family and feels that valuing elders is something that was instilled in her from a young age and is strongly tied to her culture. Crystal believes working with seniors is a privilege and enjoys giving back to her local community.

Linda Urbina

Client Care Manager

Linda found a devotion to serving seniors and those with disabilities at an early age. She has a background in teaching as well as management for a national healthcare organization. Linda spent 12 years assisting in the rehabilitation process of her own mother, who suffered from a massive stroke. This first-hand caregiving experience drives her passion for senior care. Linda helps family members deal with the physical and emotional exhaustion that comes with constant caregiving. She walks them through any decision about the care of their loved ones with compassion and understanding.

Megan Gallan

Client Care Manager

Megan was a Sales Counselor at Vi at La Jolla Village continuing care retirement community for nine years. Prior to that, she was in home sales management in both resale and new home. She was also a partner in a land development and new home tract construction company for several years.

Her experience at Vi has given her a vast appreciation of working with seniors. She strives to help them to continue to experience the best lifestyle possible. She is also a certified Mediator, as well as a Crisis Intervention Counselor. Her personal philosophies include “always do your best” and “walk in another person’s shoes.” Megan enjoys her job because she finds happiness in serving others. Megan’s favorite part about working with seniors is their stories, especially hearing how they met their partner.

Denise Pulido

Caregiver Recruiter

Denise has been in the home care industry for nearly a decade. Her area of expertise is in recruitment and matching caregivers to clients. She has a CNA and caregiver background so she's familiar with the types of caregiver clients seek and expect. Denise's work philosophy is that "thinking big and pushing yourself to solve big problems that impact multiple industries will help keep you motivated during the ups and downs." She enjoys coming to work every day thanks to her wonderful team, who makes each day exciting.

Denise's favorite part about working with seniors is being able to find the right caregiver who fits their needs and personality. Her goal is to find each client a caregiver that she would want to work with her loved ones. Denise loves traveling the world to attend soccer games in other countries and she loves her community because it is so diverse and I get to experience so many different cultures.

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