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​​​​​​​​​Care Team Los Angeles, CA; quality care for seniors.​​

Caring is Personal To Us

The need for in-home senior care services doesn't always arise between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on a weekday. That's why our team stands ready to serve you any day of the week, at any hour of the day or night. You can always reach us by phone at (323) 466-2345 to get help setting up home care team for a family member here in Los Angeles, CA.

We have come together as a group of dedicated professionals to deliver a home quality care solution that meets your needs. We employ trained, screened and bonded CAREGiversSM​ ​to serve your family's senior loved one with compassion and devotion.

​​​ ​​​​Care Team Los Angeles, CA

Ben Karakunnel - Owner

Ben Karakunnel - Owner

Ben Karakunnel has over 14 years of experience in research, data analytics and marketing and uses the core values and the solid foundation provided to align himself to build a strong mission for his clients.   His hobbies include watching movies, hiking and riding his bike.


Dr. Treasa Davis - Co-Owner/Medical Consultant

Dr. Treasa Davis - Co-Owner/Medical Consultant

Dr. Treasa Davis is our medical advisor/consultant for the Home Instead Senior Care Los Angeles Team.

Dr. Davis completed her medical school education at Michigan State University Medical School and finished her residency training in Family Medicine at Chino Valley Medical Center, California in 2014. She is Board Certified in Family Medicine.

Dr. Davis chose to specialize in family medicine to pursue her passion in continuity and community care. She believes in treating her patients as partners, collaborating treatment plans that are tailored to each individual patient. During her residency, Dr. Davis volunteered as a team physician for Relay for Life, high school football teams and at the local youth boxing teams in Chino, California. She has enjoyed living in the San Fernando Valley, and in her free time, Dr. Davis enjoys outdoor activities with her husband.


Katie Zeljak - Home Care Consultant

Katie Zeljak - Home Care Consultant

Katie Zeljak earned a Bachelors’ Degree in Social work from the University of Pikeville on a bowling scholarship. She has 6 years’ experience in the social work field and currently holds a license to practice social work in the state of Ohio. Her work experience includes hospice social work,  bereavement and supervising clients with developmental disabilities. She has previously been a volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Association as a facilitator for support groups. Her favorite part of being on the Home Instead Team is being able to meet new seniors and being able to help with the next phase of their lives. As a Home Care Consultant, she is able to educate the community on everything Home Instead has to offer, and ultimately increase the quality of each client’s life. In her spare time, she enjoys the beach, bowling, and traveling in her RV with her Husband Ian and dog Madi.


Marty Cole - Client Care Coordinator

Marty Cole - Client Care Coordinator

Marty Cole is originally from Northern California (Berkeley). She has been working in the the Health Care arena for over 15 years as a Staffing/Patient Care Coordinator.

Her favorite part about being a client care coordinator is that it allows her the opportunity to interact with families that may be struggling with caring for a loved one. It brings joy to her heart knowing that she is able to share love and genuine concern for families in need. Helping others has always been her Passion – it feels good when you’re able to turn a frown into a smile! 😊

When she is not helping others, you can usually find her working in the garden or preparing healthy meals.


Qudus Owokoniran - Service Coordinator/Caregiver Manager

Qudus Owokoniran -  Service Coordinator/Caregiver Manager

Qudus is our Scheduling Coordinator & Caregiver Manager. He comes from a case manager background working with clients with mental disabilities. Qudus' responsibilities are scheduling caregivers for our clients as well as managing caregiver's development & training. Qudus' favorite part of his job is interacting with caregivers on a daily basis and helping them be the best that they can be.  In his spare time, Qudus enjoys watching television, specifically stand up comedy specials. His favorite is Dave Chappelle.


Crystal Litz - Recruitment Coordinator

Crystal Litz - Recruitment Coordinator

Crystal is our Recruitment Coordinator.   In that role, she is always looking for the best caregivers to fill our client’s needs.   Crystal works with local schools and universities as well as carefully screening hundreds of applicants to help build the best team of caregivers in the industry.  What she likes best about her job:  “There is a real satisfaction to giving someone a job – an opportunity.  And I love hearing back from our clients that someone I hired is making their lives better”.  A Kentucky native, Crystal now lives in West Hollywood with Leia, a Yorkshire terrier and real princess.


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