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San Mateo’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 San Mateo 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 Mateo, 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 Mateo.

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

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Sincere caregiving.

The company is extremely professional and easy to work with. I have been impressed by the programs they deliver to seniors, as well as their extensive expertise on keeping seniors happy and healthy in their homes. When my uncle wa...

-- M.A. San Mateo, CA
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The management and commitment to quality service is top-notch at Home Care Assistance. You can feel safe entrusting the care of your loved ones to their thoroughly vetted, skilled and compassionate caregivers.

-- R.M. San Carlos, CA
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My parents eagerly await her arrival.

A caregiver from Home Care Assistsance has been assisting my parents for several weeks. She is a huge encouragement to my parents, who are in their 80’s and are facing my Mom's terminal illness. She is cheerful, caring, engagin...

-- L.S. San Mateo, CA
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Helpful and knowledgeable.

The home health aides provided when I returned home from a rehab facility recovering from fractured bones due to a bad fall were extremely helpful and knowledgeable with regard to personal care, helping with meals and taking me to...

-- M.S. San Mateo, CA
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They staffed the job the same day.

When you enter the maze of finding good in-home care for your elderly parent, it can be quite daunting. But with just one short phone call with the team at Home Care Assistance, all my troubles melted away! My dad was discharged o...

-- M.H. San Mateo
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The staff was in contact with me every day...

Home Care Assistance was great in setting up at-home care for my father on short notice following his brief hospitalization. He had a strong desire to return home instead of staying in a nursing home. They worked with my father to...

-- W.S.

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.

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 San Mateo Team

Jesse Walters

Regional Director

Jesse is a recognized leader in the home care industry and brings a wealth of professional strengths and industry experience to Home Care Assistance. He has over 12 years of experience in managing, leading and building cohesive teams. He had deep community ties and a network spanning from Palo Alto to Alamo.

Jesse’s expertise in care management is equally matched by his commitment to clients and families. Jesse approaches each unique care situation with a level-headed perspective and clarity. His clients are confident in his advice and ability to handle difficult situations and resolve conflicts.

Judy Barling

Client Care Manager

Judy has been in the home care industry for over 10 years now. She started by caring for her mother, who developed Lewy Body Dementia. Judy took classes to learn more about the disease and dementia in general. After her mother passed, she became a private caregiver working with referrals and hospice clients. While working for home care agencies, Judy has done recruiting, scheduling, intake and marketing. She enjoys working with clients and family members, making sure they are receiving the care they need and feel safe. Judy is also a CPR/First Aid instructor and loves educating caregivers on how to help someone in crisis. Working with seniors and their families allows Judy to give back to her community. Her best days are when she knows she has made someone feel special and cared for.

Gaby Morales

Staffing Manager

Gaby has worked in worked in the home care industry for almost 15 years. Her first job out of high school was as a caregiver at a board and care home. Gaby then went on to receive her administrator license and ran two care homes for almost 10 years. Gaby loves providing the best care possible for the seniors in her community.

Chess DeGuzman

Staffing Manager

Chess has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and has over two years of professional experience in the medical field. Chess has a diversity of skills from his experiences as a Certified Nursing Assistant, a Sterile Processing Technician and a caregiver, who worked with clients requiring expertise in dementia care, disabled care, hospice and more. Prior to joining Home Care Assistance, Chess worked as a Staffing and Quality Assurance Manager in San Mateo and Walnut Creek. After caring for his great-aunt, Chess was inspired to help care for others and sees home care as his true calling.

Ashley Busbee

Staffing Manager

Ashley received her Bachelors of Science degree in Health Education and has been working in the field of home health care since 2013 as a Client Manager and a Contracts and Intake Specialist. Ashley believes that teamwork is the key to providing her clients with the best possible care. She works hard to keep the lines of communication open between her clients and caregivers in order to meet their individual needs.

Jennifer Drummond

Client Care Manager

Jennifer joined the home care industry 10 years ago as a caregiver. Her areas of expertise include hospice care and working with those who have Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. She is also a strong client advocate and works hard to coordinate any services they need.

Jennifer has a Residential Care for the Elderly Certification and an Activity Leader Certification from the Department of Social Services. After working as a caregiver, she transitioned to working in an assisted living facility. There she was promoted to Memory Care Manager and was responsible for arranging services for residents, staffing caregivers, running dementia support groups, planning and running enriching activities and coordinating with outside agencies. After being promoted to Director of Resident Services, her focus changed to overseeing resident services, the medication room, and the team of nurses. She also arranged services for residents, staffed caregivers and coordinated with outside agencies.

Jennifer enjoys providing a sense of stability for her clients and their families. She knows how difficult caregiving can be from her own experience of caring for her grandmother and father. She hopes to lift that weight so those she works with can enjoy being together as a family.

Ani Sarkissian

Head of Operations

Ani brings nearly a decade of experience in health care to Home Care Assistance, having worked in hospice and home health before choosing the home care field. She has a Bachelor's degree in Health Care Administration/Management with a minor in Business Administration and uses these skills to offer first class support to clients. This combined with her previous experience as a Senior Care Manager in our Palo Alto office makes her successful as Head of Operations for San Mateo. Her passion for developing the client-caregiver relationship allows her to expertly match clients for optimal satisfaction and comfort. She enjoys seeing clients thrive through these relationships and is happy to be a part of such a rewarding industry.

Christlyn Bathurst

Caregiver Recruiter

Before starting a career with HCA, Christlyn was a CNA/Caregiver for more than 4 years. This is great experience to have in her new position as she is seeking out qualified caregivers who will provide excellent care to their clients. Christlyn loves her job because she gets to match wonderful caregivers to the right clients and feels she is making an important contribution to her office and HCA as a whole.

Katie Schowengerdt

Lead Client Care Manager

Katie brings half a decade of home care coordination experience to her position as Client Care Manager. Her favorite aspect of this challenging field is working with families to solve problems and maximize older adults' quality of life. She feels that when we care for seniors with compassion and understanding, both older adults and their loved ones can make the most of this precious time together. Katie prides herself on being communicative and solutions-oriented. When a situation arises, she works with the family and her team to find the most effective solution possible.

Sharon Escobar

Staffing Manager

Sharon brings over 15 years of experience as a medical assistant to her role at Home Care Assistance. For the last ten years, she worked for a concierge medical practice where she gave high touch quality care to the geriatric patients. Sharon specialized in wound care and phlebotomy. She understands the difficulties of care on a personal level, as she currently cares for her aging father with the help of her sister.

Vanessa Treadwell

Home Care Liaison

Vanessa brings marketing, sales and member communication experience, specifically in social media, newsletters and any form of communication, to her role at Home Care Assistance. She worked closely with customer experience in her previous roles, making sure their experiences were top notch. She received her degree in business marketing and believes this has taught her how to create meaningful connections with all of her clients. She strives to provide a positive customer experience to everyone. She has always loved caring for others and making sure others are happy. Personal experiences with her grandparents are part of what led her to Home Care Assistance. At the end of the day, she knows she has been successful if she has made a positive impact in her community.

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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