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​​​​​​​​​​Care Team South Orange County, CA; quality care for seniors.​​

Caring is P​ersonal To Us

​​We here at Home Instead Senior Care in Mission Viejo truly care about you and your loved ones. It's that simple. Our goal is to make it possible for seniors in our community to remain independent in their homes for as long as we can; keeping them happy, healthy, and safe. In fact, we often encourage prospective clients to try our services for a few weeks to ensure that we can meet their needs. 

The responsibility of caring for a loved one is one of the biggest responsibilities​ there is in life.  We understand that and are willing to work around the clock to make their happiness a certainty. Out Care team will make sure that your loved one will have quality at their home in South Orange County, CA.​ When you or an elderly loved one is ready for help, call us with questions or concerns. We will work tirelessly to accommodate your senior care needs in South Orange County.

​​​Care Team South Orange County, CA

Joe Sanders - Owner and Managing Partner

Joe Sanders - Owner and Managing Partner

​ Along with Bruce and Sandy Seligman, Joe Sanders purchased the Southern Orange County franchise in October of 2009. Joe brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the table as he was the owner of both the Albuquerque and Santa Fe Home Instead franchises in New Mexico. During his ownership those franchises grew to be among the top producing ones in the country. His commitment to “doing whatever it takes," ensures that you and your loved ones have the care they need, expect and deserve. He is also on the National Board of Directors for the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation and has appeared as spokesman for Home Instead on Fox News. 


Wendy Shapiro

​Wendy is Home Care Certified with the NCCAP, and comes with a long administrative and caregiving resume. She joined the Home Instead Mission Viejo office as a CareGiver in 2010, and was transferred into the office in 2012 where her administrative skills were in high demand. Her unique background provides the empathy and skill necessary to coordinate our CareGivers' schedules and assignments while maintaining a pleasant and positive work environment. Wendy is passionate about ensuring our seniors have the highest quality of life that they can possibly enjoy and that their families have the peace of mind that they deserve. She especially enjoys interacting in the everyday atmosphere of our clients and CareGivers. Among her many passions outside the office, gardening, travel, and family time are the some of the most important. We are pleased to have benefited from her many valuable, instructive contributions to our success.​​


Sue King

Sue King

​Sue is a one of-a-kind professional. Having over 20 years of experience as Operations Manager and Supervisor, she joined Home Instead Senior Care, September of 2015, as a Client Care Coordinator. Her education and work experience provide the technical skills necessary to help our office integrate and adapt to new technologies, as well as the knowledge to help identify and address potential care issues before they arise. Sue is passionate about ensuring the health and safety of our seniors.
 When not in the office, Sue loves playing and spoiling her little Yorkie, Riley, going to the beach, gardening and spending time outside.


Matthew Laurent

Matthew Laurent

I am thrilled to be a part of the Home Instead Senior Care team. I am confident my personal core values are aligned well with Home Instead. I am happy to be a part of the mission "To be the World's Trusted Non- Medical Source of Companionship and Home Care for the Elderly." ​My vision is to bring the Home Instead brand to the forefront hear in South Orange County. This will be accomplished by a continuous effort to be a trusted source and delivering on what we promise to the Community. 


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