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Palo Alto’s 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 Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto, 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 Palo Alto.

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

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A blessing during a very difficult time.

Home Care Assistance was such a blessing during a very difficult time for our family. We found ourselves suddenly needing assistance with my father on very short notice. My father didn't need care for very long but during the sho...

-- E.H. Menlo Park, CA
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Our caregivers are now like members of the...

My husband is disabled and we needed a caregiver three afternoons a week to give me a break. The case manager listened to what services we needed and found a very capable caregiver. Then when my mother-in-law needed someone to hel...

-- F.S. Sunnyvale, CA
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By the end of two weeks, our caregiver was...

We were impressed when Home Care Assistance provided us service overnight. Our caregiver was very prompt and helpful when it came to preparing meals and coaching on exercise and nutrition. She even went beyond the call of duty to ...

-- S.W. Redwood City, CA
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A godsend.

Last year my mom fell and received a new diagnosis of dementia in addition to her mild Alzheimer’s disease. She required care while I worked but daycare programs were too lengthy and boring for her. Home Care Assistance stood ou...

-- M.F. Los Altos Hills, CA
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We had to hire an agency to help us with long-distance elder care and we needed 24/7 assistance. The staff at Home Care Assistance was always responsive to our needs regardless of the time or day. The caregivers were all terrific....

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Impressively attentive!

The Home Care Assistance staff was so impressively attentive! They returned my call the same day I called about my 92-year-old mother, who needed help in the Rossmoor Retirement Community in Walnut Creek, CA. We set up a meeting a...

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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.


Available 24/7

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


High Caliber Caregivers

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


Balanced Care

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

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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%.

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A Trusted Partner

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

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Cognitive Therapeutics

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

Meet the Palo Alto Team

Jessica San Miguel

Recruitment Specialist

Jessica’s areas of expertise are HR, Administration, and Marketing. She has Customer Service experience, and was a Certified Nursing Assistant (CAN). Jessica was in a nursing program for almost 2 years in the Philippines before moving to the United States. Taking care of her mother who has had diabetes since she was a child is something that has given her relative insight into caring for someone within her home. Ever since childhood, she loved helping her mom in taking care of her disease. Jessica describes herself as easy-going, fair, independent, and a fast and avid learner. She loves her work as a HR Admin Assistant and doing marketing, it gives her a sense of balance!

Edwin Maunahan

Staffing Manager

Edwin joins the Palo Alto team as a Staffing Manager, after serving as Operations/Staffing Manager from a nursing registry in Santa Monica, CA for the past 5 years. Edwin has a Bachelors Degree in Law and Science, and several years of experience working as a Human Relations Manager. Edwin looks forward to exploring the Bay Area with his family, and taking to the local hills on his mountain bike. He is always guided by this saying "When nothing goes right, go left."

Jennifer Wu

Client Care Manager

Jennifer joins Home Care Assistance as a Client Care Manager with over 9 years of professional experience in senior care. She is an LVN with a multitude of experience in hands-on care, managing client care, staffing, and caregiver training. Jennifer has always had a passion for seniors, as she was the primary caregiver for her grandfather with Alzheimer's for many years. She strives to make a difference in the lives of seniors and is overjoyed to be a part of the Palo Alto team.

Jennifer became an LVN in 2009, worked as an LVN from 2009-2015 in communities with independent, assisted living, and memory care. She then promoted to Wellness Director at a senior living community in 2015. Her personal philosophy is to be there for those that are in need, no matter how big or small. Jennifer loves being able to make a difference in the lives of others and find peace in knowing she was able to assist in enhancing their quality of life.

Jonathan Mendoza

Client Care Manager

Jonathan came to Home Care Assistance after working for a retirement community in Palo Alto. He has worked in retirement communities for the last 10 years and his last position was as a Resident Services Director. Jonathan enjoys helping seniors because he understands how hard is for them to realize they are not as independent as they were before. He also knows how difficult is for their family to deal with all those changes. This insight comes from his personal experience growing up with his grandparents. Helping seniors is his passion and he truly enjoys working with seniors.

Ryna Castor

Client Care Manager

Ryna brings years of experience in the senior industry to her role at Home Care Assistance. Previously, she was a Program Director in a residential community, where she implemented day-to-day delivery of resident-centered programs including current event discussions, mindfulness meditation and cognitive exercises. She received her B.S. in Biology with an emphasis in Physiology from San Francisco State University with the long-term goal of working in the division of geriatrics. During her college years, Ryna volunteered at California Pacific Medical Center in Irene Swindell's Alzheimer's Residential Care Program where they provided expert care for those with Alzheimer's Disease and related forms of dementia. Ryna firmly believes in honoring individuality and preserving dignity. Her mission is to make a positive impact on the Greatest Generation.

Deanne Belcher

Director of Business Development

Deanne Belcher, RN joins Home Care Assistance Palo Alto as the Director of Business Development. Belcher is a highly-acclaimed home and health care expert with over 30 years of experience in the Bay Area. As Director of Business Development, she will coordinate home care services for seniors, educate the community on Home Care Assistance’s innovative approach to in-home care and work with other elder care professionals to help seniors in Palo Alto and the greater Peninsula thrive.

Prior to joining Home Care Assistance, Belcher worked in both clinical and management roles in home health. She started her career as a Registered Nurse before moving into the home health care arena in 1991, where she discovered her passion for home care and sales. She went on to assist with the creation and development of AdvoLIFE, a successful geriatric care management and caregiving company. As a company leader, Belcher helped with AdvoLIFE’s expansion and acquisition by LivHOME until 2011, when she became a key member of the start-up team for Agility Health, a licensed private duty home health agency. Her commitment to exceptional customer service along with her entrepreneurial spirit make her a perfect champion of the company’s mission to change the way the world ages.

Mansi Mehta, RN

Head of Operations

Mansi is joining the Home Care Assistance Team with over three years of professional experience in home care. She is a Registered Nurse and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from San Jose State University. Mansi has a huge heart and succeeds at staying calm under pressure which is why she thrives in the home care industry. She loves making a difference in the lives of seniors and is thrilled to be a part of the Palo Alto home care team.

Marissa Baldomero

Staffing Manager

Marissa brings over eight years of professional experience in the medical and home care fields to the Home Care Assistance Team. Before moving to the U.S., Marissa was a registered nurse in the Philippines and worked as an ER and Intensive Care Unit Nurse for three years. Marissa then worked as a Quality Assurance Coordinator and Assistant Staffing Manager at a home care agency for four years prior to her role at Home Care Assistance. Marissa is extremely qualified at staffing and training caregivers and is especially helpful at preparing them for challenging cases involving medical issues. Marissa enjoys working in a challenging and fast-paced environment, working exceptionally hard to provide the most knowledgeable caregivers to fulfill clients needs and preferences.

Daisy Cerrillo

Junior Staffing Manager

As a Junior Staffing Manager, Daisy coordinates client care based on their needs and preferences and assists the Human Resources department with caregiver applications, screenings and orientation. Daisy has professional experience in customer service and payroll and is certified to do in-house DOJ background checks for caregiver screenings. She is also the head of scheduling for our newest Caregivers2go program which provides on-demand caregivers at no minimum hourly requirement. Daisy has been a part of the Home Care Assistance team for three years and enjoys how rewarding it is to serve happy clients and their families.

Jennilyn Rino

Scheduling Coordinator

With a degree in Health Science and over two and a half years of experience in long-term care, Jennilyn is a true professional at coordinating client care. Previous to her role at Home Care Assistance, Jennilyn work as a Long Term Care Ombudsman for the Milpitas Care Center where she was an advocate for residents, ensuring a high level of care and improving their quality of life. She brings this mentality into her role at Home Care Assistance by always striving to uphold the quality of our care services by providing the most qualified and expertly matched caregivers for clients.

Nicole Sparacino

Office Generalist

Nicole has over five years of professional experience in full cycle human resources, from recruiting and hiring to employee maintenance and compliance, as well as experience with injury and illness prevention training with a home care agency. Prior to her work in HR, Nicole worked as a caregiver one-on-one for clients in the home as well as for an assisted living facility for three years. Nicole enjoys helping others and believes that whether she is hiring the most qualified caregivers in the industry or assisting office staff, she is helping make a difference.

Rosalia Valenzuela-Herrera

Staffing Manager

Rosalia has been in the home care industry as a Staffing Manager for almost 10 years. She finds the non-medical home care industry very rewarding and feels that it is not just a job but a lifestyle. Rosalia enjoys assisting families when they reach this part of a loved one’s journey. She believes seniors are an important part of the community. They have witnessed important events in history and hearing the stories they share about what they have seen is one of her favorite parts of her job. Rosalia wants to make sure the seniors in her community are treated with the respect they deserve and receive the assistance they need to age at home.

Joseph Valdez

Staffing Manager

Joseph brings over a decade of experience as a caregiver to his role as Staffing Manager for Home Care Assistance. He knows what it takes to become a great caregiver and how caregivers can best address clients’ needs and wants. As a Staffing Manager, he believes he can match our seniors with the right caregiver, balancing skills and talent with personality. Joseph has a Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Administration and has also worked as a Medication Technician for three years. His grandmother always tells him that, "There's is nothing impossible under the heat of the sun,” which has been his life philosophy ever since. No matter what life throws at you, no matter how hard it is, there is always a way to get through it. You just have to pace yourself and take one step at a time to reach that goal. Joseph believes that the best part of working with seniors is listening to their life stories because you can learn a lot from them.

Katherine Raukhman

Head of Operations

Katherine Raukhman brings 14 years of experience in senior living to her role with Home Care Assistance. Previously, she held positions as an Executive Directive and Regional Operations Director in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her passion for serving seniors has been the backbone of her ongoing mission to assist in the mentoring and developing of the future leaders in the senior care industry. Katherine is also the current Vice President of the San Francisco State Gerontology Advisory Board. A native of San Francisco, Katherine enjoys spending her free time traveling with her husband and two daughters.

Julia Jenkins

Client Care Advisor

Julia has worked in the home care industry since 2017 and enjoys making a positive impact on families during their search for home care. She is passionate about guiding families through what can seem like a daunting process and helping to make the process as pleasant and easy as possible. Julia strives to lead a balanced and holistic lifestyle and feels very passionate about our Balanced Care Method’s focus on holistic care. She loves knowing our clients are being cared for in this way and that we care for them in all areas of their lives. Making a difference in the lives of seniors in her community puts a smile on her face every day!

Ty’riek Layne

Client Care Advisor

Ty'riek "Ty" Layne has worked for Home Care Assistance for almost three years in a variety of departments. He began as a Staffing Manager and was then promoted to Client Care Manager He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's Degree in Biological and Medical Sciences with the goal of going to medical school and becoming a doctor. He would like to use his skills to improve the lives of those around him and decrease the health disparities within various underserved communities. Ty understands that care is not always easy to accept or cope with, so he is honored to be apart of providing families with the best experience possible.

Joseph Munoz

Client Care Advisor

Joseph brings ten years of customer service experience to his role at Home Care Assistance. His love for helping clients and the ability to personally make a difference in someone's life is what motivates him. Joseph loves working with each client to help find the best solution for their needs. Relieving stress from families and helping seniors remain in their homes with proper care is what he finds most fulfilling in his role. His goal daily is to change the lives he comes across on each phone call and ensure they have the care needed. He looks forward to making a difference in the lives of local seniors!

Yvonne Razo

Client Care Advisor

Yvonne has over ten years of experience in the medical field, working for a large in-home respiratory provider. She worked closely with physicians and hospitals to provide life-sustaining equipment dedicated to keeping aging seniors in their own homes. Yvonne is skilled at working with clients’ loved ones to help ensure an easy transition even though the seniors may have difficult health issues. She finds fulfillment in knowing that working in the home care field makes a difference in clients’ lives in a time of need.

Laura Contreras

Client Care Advisor

Laura has over a decade of experience in the medical field, where she has served as a medical assistant and front office manager. She is a certified MA with the state of California and worked for ten years with an Internal Medicine doctor who specialized in Geriatrics. Laura enjoys helping families and making them aware of all the options they have regarding home care. She hopes to help seniors live safely and independently at home.

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Top Rated Home Care Services Offered By Home Care Assistance

Over the last several years, Home Care Assistance has been providing extraordinary service in the home care field. They offer incredible service that you should try to take advantage of. Whether you are looking for care for a parent or grandparent, you want to ensure that you find a service that is going to offer exceptional and affordable care for them.

Caregiver for your loved ones in the comfort of their own house in Palo Alto California

Many individuals do not want to leave their homes as they get older, making in-hone care very attractive. Instead of having to go to a community or home, in-home services allow them to stay in their own homes for a much longer period of time. Many older individuals do not want to admit to needing any type of help as they become older and start having issues. This is not an unusual feeling for older adults as they begin to understand the need for in-home services.

Senior Care

While one must resort to a facility later on, in-home services can provide invaluable in the hear and now. You may have loved one who are suffering from serious conditions or diseases that need help now.

Elderly Care

They may begin to forget to take daily medications or other actions that may prove harmful to their health. Many times these types of actions are caused by serious conditions such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

Alzheimer's Care

One of the primary reasons you may want to look into care from Home Care Assistance is due to the condition known as Alzheimer's disease which can cause several cognitive disorders. Many times your loved ones will begin forgetting simple things or imagining things throughout the course of a day. Over time, their behavior and emotions will become more eratic leading to the need of in-home care.

Parkinson's Care

This is a condition that may cause several different symptoms. It tends to slow down movement, cause stiffness as well as loss of balance. Eventually, your loved one may develop muscle rigidity which can make it rather difficult to get around without the help of in-house care.

Dementia Care

Several symptoms of dementia may include cognitive, behavioral and psychological. This also tends to affect muscular lead. Elderly adults who suffer from this disease have the tendency to develop a sense of paranoia, hallucinate, and get lost easily.

Stroke Care

Victims of strokes tend to come out of the ordeal paralyzed which can make it quite difficult to resume a normal lifestyle at home. Some individuals may find that they are unable to speak or move like they once did. This is why it is essential to find the right company to offer in-home services.

Cancer Care

If you have an elderly loved one who was recently diagnosed with cancer, it is imperative that you discuss their needs with one of representatives as soon as possible. They must take their medications and treatments in a timely manner in order to get over this incredible hurdle in their life.

About Our Caregiving Service

The caregivers associated with Home Care Assistance are available to discuss the needs of your loved ones in depth. They have a long history of providing incredible care at an affordable cost in the home. They have the ability to handle all of the situations that we have discussed above. Take the time today to discuss your options and find out what programs are available to help with your situation at Home Care Assistance. The care for your loved ones is something that can never be taken to lightly, call us to ensure they get the care they deserve in their own home.

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