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Home Care Agency in San Diego

Steve Kidwell

Steve Kidwell


It all started when my mother-in-law was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and not long after, a close friend was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Both families began searching for in-home-care to meet their mounting needs. It was a frustrating process for all involved. It was difficult to find a care team who would see their loved one as more than their diagnosis while at the same time, view their family as an integral part of the patients overall health and well-being. Having worked in the medical field for 25+ years, my wife Theresa and I searched for a way we could provide home-care for families in need with the standard of excellence they deserve. Qualicare San Diego was founded in 2015 and since then the word has spread that this is a company you can count on to not only keep your loved one safe, but take the time to get to know them and the unique needs of your family as you care for them. I am so proud of our team and our ongoing commitment to living up to our mission statement, “Providing the highest quality of care and peace of mind, ONE family at a time.”

Linda Larson, RN

Nurse Manager

What an honor it is for me to serve San Diego County by caring for people exactly where they want to be cared for, in their own homes. In my role as Nurse Manager I have the privilege of overseeing all of our cases and caregivers, providing support, training, accountability and encouragement. As a daughter of aging parents with ever increasing care needs, I understand the importance of peace of mind and excellent, trustworthy care for the ones you love. I look forward each day to helping in any way I can. We are here for you if you need us.

Krystal Alvarez

Office Manager

When I think of how far we’ve come since the early days of Qualicare San Diego, I am amazed and so proud of the relationships we’ve built and the people we’ve helped in this community. As office manager, I work hard each day to stay on top of the many details of running this business with integrity, ensuring we continue to reach and exceed our high standard of excellence. With 10+ years of experience in home-care I consider it my purpose to help our clients and their families get the best of care to meet their unique needs..

Lylene Balken

Director of New Business Development

In marketing it is hard to ‘sell’ when you don’t believe in the product or services you are selling. This has never been a problem since I started working at Qualicare Family Home Care! I am passionate about getting the word out in North County and beyond, that we are a company that really cares with a wonderful staff. We have proven it time and again with an ‘extra-mile’ attitude and servant’s heart. Having been in the medical field most of my adult life, with over 10 years in geriatric care, I can honestly say it is my joy to whole-heartedly serve and represent this excellent and caring company.

Bridgett Genske

Care Coordinator

Hi, I’m Bridgett!

I started out at Qualicare as a caregiver and this gives me a unique perspective when it comes to scheduling our caregiving teams. I understand the needs of our patients along with the busy schedules of the family members who love them. That knowledge guides me as I find the ideal fit from our excellent, licensed and trained staff. From my personal experience, caring for the needs of patients as well as my own family members, I see it as a privilege to help people find great solutions for their home-care needs.

Amanda Candito

Care Coordinator

As the newest member of our team I can honestly say, it is fun to work with such a great group of people who have a passion like myself for providing excellent home-care. My job is to coordinate care, matching clients with amazing caregivers, to provide the best schedule, character traits and experience to meet the needs of our patients and their families. Having been a Qualicare caregiver myself, I am uniquely qualified to instruct and advise our team members so that they are empowered to be great at what they do.

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Our History

Before Qualicare became a trusted name across North America, and before we opened our first home care agency, our story started somewhere even more important: with family.

Over twenty years ago, Wayne and Andrea Nathanson were caring for Wayne’s father Nardy as he battled Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). It was during this difficult time they realized the breadth and depth of dedication, the resources and support required to provide the care Nardy needed. His care involved coordinating the efforts of over 40 care and health practitioners from doctors and nurses to pharmacists and physiotherapists.

Fortunately, Andrea’s nurse training, home care expertise and resourcefulness enabled Nardy to get the best care possible. It made the couple realize how they could help other families in similar situations. That’s when they decided to start Qualicare.

Today, Qualicare helps families take care of loved ones all over North America. Their dedicated team of professional caregivers works tirelessly to deliver a standard of home care and quality of life unavailable anywhere else. It’s a wide-ranging, comprehensive service with a simple goal: your peace of mind.

Our Core Values

Two decades after opening our first home care agency, Qualicare remains committed to our core principles. Today, our approach to delivering care is guided by a set of eight Core Values:

  • Client Focused
  • Be the Difference
  • Better Together
  • Deliver Quality with Every Action
  • Transparent, Honest & Respectful
  • Listen, Learn & Grow
  • Beyond the Usual
  • Find the Joy

Our values push us to lead the industry in quality and commitment. To truly be able to improve the quality of life for our clients and their families, we believe in these core values. From being the difference during a stressful situation, to helping find the joy in little moments, we are more than standard home care.

Care Experts have extensive backgrounds in home and/or health care, many as registered nurses. They’re expertise lets them coordinate a team of local health practitioners and caregivers to cover your loved one's every possible need.

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Our values push us to lead the industry in quality and commitment. To truly be able to improve the quality of life for our clients and their families, we believe in these core values. From being the difference during a stressful situation, to helping find the joy in little moments, we are more than standard home care.

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