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Thousand Oaks San Fernando Valley, Simi Valley, Malibu and Ventura County

We dedicate this business to our fathers.



We recently lost both of our fathers after several years caring for them and arranging care for them so they could stay in their homes. Our mothers remain strong, but also require home care. Along with our brothers and sisters, our families did remarkably well as we progressed through the years of decisions about care. Along the way, we recognized the need for advice and assistance from people who know and understand how to help. We became very aware of the benefits of having caregivers in our parents’ homes. The peace of mind it provides to us and the comfort it gives to our parents is invaluable. 

Randy's father was a professional baseball player, so the family was a baseball and sports family. His parents never missed one of their three sons' games, even though they had to meet the demands of their family-owned small-town grocery store. Randy's dad passed away in his home, less than two blocks from the house where he was born 91 years earlier. Except for his time in the service and his baseball days, he never moved away from his home town. Randy's parents celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary two weeks before his passing. We are extremely proud of them and feel strongly that the in-home care his dad received helped him reach those milestones.

My father was an Eagle Scout, studied Architecture at USC and served in the Air Force during WWII.  He married his high school sweet heart, my Mother in 1947.  My father passed away at age 87 after 65 years of marriage to my mother. Doctors diagnosed both my father and mother with the early stages of Alzheimer's disease in their early 80's. The disease's progression was very difficult for them to accept. My parents played golf up to the age of 81 and passed along a love of hiking, water and snow skiing, camping and many fun family outings.

The caregiver agency we hired to help my parents with their confusion and memory loss gave them the tools they needed to continue their very social life. The advice and material that the agency/caregivers gave to me and my siblings, as well as our adult children, continues to help us in the struggle to handle parents with Alzheimer’s.  The help of agency caregivers is a lifesaver and a blessing for our family.

After my father passed the days were very lonely and more confusing for my Mom.  I will never forget the struggle I had getting my Mom to allow a caregiver to come help her with some simple task and drive her on errands & doctor appointments.  She called me with a smile in her voice; "The girl you sent to help me is so nice, I have a new girlfriend to go places with."  I had tears in my eyes listening to her but also a smile on my face too!  Because the caregiver knew how to care for a person with Alzheimer, it gave my Mom the feeling of being worthy again.

These experiences led to some soul searching and we discovered that now was the time to move forward and make a difference, spreading the blessings bestowed upon us to others. Our decision to enter the home care industry is largely the result of our desire to assist other families with loved ones in need of care at home. 

There is a reason why so many families in Southern California have turned to Homewatch CareGivers when their loved ones need home care. Backed by more than 35 years of experience, we carefully select our caregivers based on their competency, their character and their caring hearts. Our goal is to give our families peace of mind knowing caregivers provide their loved ones with ways to preserve their dignity and protect their independence. Because you can’t plan for emergencies, Homewatch CareGivers is available 24 hours a day. That's how important you and your loved ones are to us.

We love our families and we miss our dad’s. We are thankful for the care they had and continue to have in their homes.

Let our family care for yours. Please call us at 805-409-2362 or 818-338-0005.

Sincerely,

Randy and Kristine Martin
Owners, Homewatch CareGivers of Thousand Oaks

Homewatch Caregivers has been providing in-home care services for more than 35 years; our caregivers are passionate and provide Quality care, they are medically knowledgeable & our online University supports that.  Homewatch Caregivers University is a professionally developed, accredited training program for caregivers, family members and the health care community featuring more than 800 accredited course.

Why my husband and I began doing business in the Home Care industry is that about 9 year ago my husband and I all of a sudden found ourselves being caregivers for our parents. As their situation became more critical and out of our range of caring we felt lost and scared. The caregivers we brought into our parent’s home provided the family with peace of mind and the comfort they gave to our parents was invaluable. Since then our Fathers have passed and we have dedicated our business to our Dads because they brought us to this industry. We are very passionate about being able to provide help to others that find themselves in a similar situation as ours, and letting them know there is help.

The people we serve includes not only the rapidly expanding senior population but people of ALL AGES including special needs youth and adults, new mothers and people recovering from illness or accidents, coming out of the hospital, nursing home and rehabilitation, assist Hospice, pre & post plastic surgery & child care.  Some of our differentiators compared to other home care agencies is:

  • Free in home evaluation, customized plan of care

  • No minimum on care hours, no deposit - I structure our business with this model because I recognized some people just need a little to get comfortable of having someone in their home; my Mom is one of those people, I would not of been able to get her care if we had to meet a 3-4 hour minimum

  • Specialize in memory care, supported with over 20 years of experience to care for those with Alzheimer and dementia

  • Eden at Home Care Partner - a philosophy to eliminate the three plagues of loneliness, helplessness and boredom from Elders lives

  • Transportation

  • Homewatch University - our caregivers are required to take one course a month to teach them new skills, update the skills and increase their competency.  This is also offered to family members so they can learn more about what their loved one is experiencing, understand more about the disease they may have or their loved one has.

  • Family owned and operated

We provide care in Calabasas, parts of Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Porter Ranch, Malibu, Northridge, Porter Ranch and surrounding areas; all of the Conejo Valley, Moorpark, Simi Valley and most of Ventura County and all the areas in between.

Our services include companion, custodial to comprehensive care, assistance with Daily living activities, medical reminders, adhere to diet, exercise, transportation to doctor appointments, errand, social events, light housekeeping, meal preparation and many more services.

Sincerely, 

Kristine Martin, Owner / President