Steve Bowden, President
Steve started Help at Home Senior Care in 2004 after opening small senior care facilities in Auburn. Getting to know the seniors living in these facilities taught him about the deep sense of loss they experience leaving their homes. Through these experiences, Steve learned that with good planning and good people it’s possible to strike a balance between assistance and independence that allows seniors to thrive in the place they feel the best – their home.
Help at Home Senior Care has grown a lot over the years, but its fundamental mission has not changed. We serve seniors who need help to stay home. That requires Help at Home Senior Care to stay abreast of a constantly changing senior care environment. Our job is to not only bring the experience to support the seniors; we also provide the leadership to support the caregivers. Caregiving is a hard job. Help at Home Senior Care attracts professional and dedicated caregivers because we make it a priority to provide the recognition and assistance they deserve.
We have a great team! Being repeatedly voted “Best in Homecare” and “Best Place to Work in Auburn” can only happen as the result of talented people working together. Steve is very proud to work alongside this team.
Kimberly Jones, General Manager
In 2018, Kimberly’s mother was diagnosed with Vascular Parkinsonism. It has been heart-wrenching to watch her health continue to decline. She remembers seeing her mom, in her 50s, on top of her house, reroofing it. Now in her 70s, she is barely able to put one foot in front of the other, due to Parkinsonism. This “new normal” has been a journey through difficult and uncharted territory: convincing her mom it wasn’t safe to drive her car any longer, assuring her that having a stranger help her shower would be ok, helping her accept the use of a cane, a walker and now a motorized scooter, navigating multiple doctors’ appointments with new diagnoses and prescriptions. It was all new to both of them.
However, one thing has stayed the same. It has been incredibly important to Kimberly’s mom to stay in her home. The times she has had to be in skilled nursing were some of her lowest. Being at home and having a caregiver has given her hope and a new kind of independence. This experience has been difficult for Kimberly to walk through with her mom, but it has also been very helpful as she speaks to seniors’ families who are going through similar issues.
Kimberly has been in the business of staffing for over ten years: first, with clerical staffing, and now with caregivers. She loves the field of operations. With well thought out, consistent systems in place, you can assure clients’ and employees’ satisfaction. It is the best way to provide excellent customer service. Training is another passion of hers. As Kimberly works with new members of our care team, she watches them get excited about bringing hope and independence to seniors in their homes through Help at Home Senior Care’s vision of compassionate care. Seeing their desire to make a difference in the lives of seniors is a joy!
Amanda Parsons, Staffing Manager
“The five years I spent being a caregiver for my grandma will always have a special place in my heart. I will cherish that time and look to help others find caregivers to enhance their lives.”
Monique Klarich, Client Care Specialist
“I started out being a caregiver for my ailing father and loved it so much that I became a full time caregiver for others as well. Being a caregiver is extremely rewarding because you build special relationships, and there is still so much to learn from our elders. It is important to keep the elderly safe, happy and healthy in their own environment as long as possible, and I’m proud to be part of a company that is doing just that.”
Christine Wells, Staffing Supervisor
“My years of caregiving have taught me that caregiving is from the heart. No matter who you are caring for, from a loved one to someone you have just met, there is no variation in the level of respect or quality of care, if it is coming from your heart. Everyone has unique needs and preferences. As a caregiver, you adopt each as your own, therefore enhancing their lives.”
Natasha McIntosh, Staffing Supervisor
“Caregiving has been my passion for many years. Being able to help so many of those who have helped others is such a rewarding career. Not only being there for seniors but also fellow caregivers brings me joy and purpose.”
Eve Etcheverry, Staffing Supervisor
“I was in skilled nursing for 17 years where I found a desire and skill for helping seniors. The road led me to in home care where I have found my “home” helping seniors to stay in theirs and thrive while matching them with dedicated, passionate, and skilled caregivers.”
Loree Casto, Human Resources Coordinator
“I’ve been caring for seniors for over 25 years. As a young person working in my mother’s shop I remember befriending the older clients. Later, as a personal assistant, I chose to work specifically with seniors. Through a heartbreaking experience, I saw first hand how difficult it is for seniors to have to leave their homes to receive needed care. I wish I had known, during that experience, that Help at Home Senior Care helps seniors stay in their homes. As the Human Resources Coordinator I am passionate about finding the most dedicated, compassionate caregivers in the area in order to provide the best possible care for our clients. I feel truly fortunate to be a part of this wonderful team, who are as driven as I am, to help improve the quality of seniors’ lives.”
Halle Gonzales, Bookkeeper
“Throughout my life, I have always found the time I have spent with my grandparents incredibly rewarding and enjoyable. When working with seniors here at Help at Home Senior Care, my hope is that I always provide a friendly voice on the other side of the phone.”
Heidi Buzzelli, Administrative Assistant
“I started caregiving for my great-grandmother before she passed away and was able to give her caregiver, who was my grandma, some respite. My Grandma was the one who suggested that I look into Help At Home and almost 10 years later, I’m still here! I’ve truly enjoyed all aspects of this company from caregiving, providing comfort and relief to families, and now helping in the office. ”
At Help at Home Senior Care, it is our passion to give care that provides comfort, restores dignity, brings hope and promotes well-being for each and every person we serve. Give us a call at (530) 885-7444 to learn more about home care in Auburn, CA or the surrounding areas, and to set up a free in-home consultation.