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Santa Barbara’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 Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara, 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 Santa Barbara.

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

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The information in the training manual abo...

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 ab...

-- L.F.
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His power chair skills have improved treme...

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." P...

-- J.M.
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You made this difficult time a blessing to...

I honestly do not know how I could have made it through these past weeks without all the support from you and the wonderful caregiving team you put together for me and my beloved husband. These words do not express fully my heartf...

-- T.H. Santa Barbara, CA
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Professional, knowledgeable, and friendly.

When the floods kept our regular caregiver from coming to assist my 96-year-old mother in Ojai, Home Care Assistance provided a new caregiver who was professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. Marilyn, the Director of Client Servi...

-- B.W. Santa Barbara, CA
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They make my life easier.

Home Care Assistance takes care of everything for me so I don't have to worry. They make my life easier by helping me out with things that I cannot do on my own.

-- K.M.
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With all the problems I have dealt with in...

After researching different companies, I found three that provided services in the Santa Barbara (and surrounding) area and interviewed all of them. The company that stood out the most was Home Care Assistance based upon their det...

-- J.O. Woodbridge, VA

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.

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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%.

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 Santa Barbara Team

Claudia Mendez

Staffing Manager Assistant

Claudia has been in the home care industry for almost 10 years. Her goal is making sure our clients have the perfect fit with their caregivers and receive the highest quality care possible. Claudia loves bringing happiness and joy to seniors in her community. Seeing a smile light up their face makes her feel like she is doing something worthwhile and doing her part to make this world a better place.

Merrilou Garcia

Staffing Manager

Merrilou has been in the home care industry for almost 10 years. On a personal note, she has experience caregiving for her grandparents. She also worked at assisted living facilities and with private clients. Her personal philosophy is, “if you believe very strongly in something, stand up and fight for it.” She loves working and helping people in need, especially the elderly. Her favorite part of working with seniors is that she learns a lot from them by hearing their stories and about how they live life.

Kelly Martinez

Recruitment & Administrative Specialist

Kelly brings years of caregiver experience to her position at Home Care Assistance. She prides herself in giving her clients the best care to satisfy their unique needs, while always making them feel happy and useful. Kelly started working as a caregiver for Home Care Assistance in early 2016 and quickly took on more responsibility as a Recruitment and Administrative Specialist. In this position, she would like to share all the tips and tricks that she has learned over the years. Kelly wants to find the best caregivers who have great values and good spirits. She has been described as compassionate, optimistic, and organized. Kelly prides herself on being a hard worker who gives 100% of herself every day.

Shari Asmann

Head of Operations/ Client Care Manager

Shari considers herself to be multifaceted in the healthcare field with a 15 year combination of experience in the industry she has been able to enjoy the benefits of client care relationships through her experiences in staffing and recruitment. Shari is very excited to be joining Home Care Assistance and to share her passion for life and compassion for helping with the enrichment of peoples needs.

James Ferlin

Care Advisor

James brings over 15 years of customer service experience to his position at Home Care Assistance. He prides himself on his ability to provide quality customer service and understand the needs of those he serves. He has a genuine passion for helping people, which is what drew him to the home care industry. He looks forward to making a difference in the lives of seniors and their loved ones every day.

Laura Contreras

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 10 years with an Internal Medicine DR 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.

Elaina Davis

Care Advisor

Elaina brings over 10 years of customer service experience to her role at Home Care Assistance, Her specialty is educating clients on our services with compassion and understanding. Elaina loves working as a client advocate to help each client find the best solution for their needs. Relieving stress from family caregivers and helping seniors to remain in their homes is what she finds most fulfilling in her role. Elaina's favorite part about working in customer service is answering the questions a client may not have even realized they need to ask. She aims to take as much of the work off of the client as possible, making the process as stress-free as possible. She looks forward to making a difference in the lives of local seniors!

Yvonne Razo

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.

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Resource Downloads

We strive to inform and educate. Here is a small sample of resources we have to offer to help you make the best decision for your family.

Are you interested in finding home care services for someone that you are close to? It is probably important for you to find a company with a great reputation that also fits within your budget. Research is crucial here. Look into each business that you are considering to find out if other people are satisfied with their services. It doesn't matter how many people you are interested in securing care for, the team at Home Care Assistance is committed to helping you and your loved one through this difficult time.

Caregiver For Your Loved Ones In The Comfort Of Their Own House in Santa Barbara California

Many older individuals first receive care at home before they make the move to an assisted living facility. This process is essential to helping them realize that they do need help and cannot be as independent as they once were. A number of businesses that provide elder care do not have insurance coverage. Therefore, it is important to find a company that you like that is also within your budget.

Senior and Elderly Care

The Internet is a great resource and can help you find an appropriate facility for the person that you care about. Simply search for "elder care" and then contact the companies that you find to determine how much they charge. As was mentioned earlier, you also need to find out what their reputation is like in the community. Of course, it is also essential to visit the facility to see what is really going on there. Once you have a chance to research a variety of businesses, Home Care Assistance is sure to stand out as being an exceptional choice.

Alzheimer's

If you know someone with Alzheimer's Disease, you realize that it is crucial to have good care and support throughout the individual's illness. This disease is progressive and gets worse over time; eventually, the person suffering has trouble completing daily tasks and even recognizing loved ones. Their ability to be independent is compromised. Setting up good home care assistance should be a priority.

Parkinson's Disease

Millions of people are suffering from Parkinson's Disease. It targets neurons in the brain that create dopamine. One of the first symptoms of Parkinson's Disease is often a tremor in one of the extremities. If one of your loved ones has Parkinson's, it is a great help to them if you are able to get them set up with care at their home so that they have assistance as the disease progresses.

Dementia

Memory loss is part of dementia, and that loss can be either severe or mild. Like Alzheimer's Disease, individuals suffering from dementia will have trouble recognizing friends and family members. Dementia affects people over time, and the progression is not usually that quick. There are generally seven stages.

Stroke Victim Care

Stokes can really make it difficult for someone to live independently, depending on how severe they are. In some instances, part of the body freezes up to the point that the individual can no longer complete even simple tasks. Getting a home care professional on board to assist them going forward is very important.

Cancer

Cancer is a very deadly disease, and it can affect both the old and the young. If you know someone that is dealing with cancer, they might require home care assistance, depending on the type of cancer they have and what stage they are in. Sometimes, cancer spreads throughout the body. If this is the case, you want to get them set up with home healthcare as soon as possible.

About Our Caregiving Services

Why, then, should you work with Home Care Assistance? They have a lot of experience helping people that are having difficulty with routine tasks. They have learned how best to interact with both the family members of the person affected, as well as that person themselves. They take pride in providing quality care at a price that families can afford. It does not matter if your loved one is dealing with Parkinson's Disease, cancer or some other condition, Home Care Assistance can help you. Get in touch with them to find out whether they are able to work with your loved one. You'll find that the price is affordable and the services are top notch.

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