Covina, Glendora, Pomona, Claremont (Change Location)

Meet Our Team

We believe every family in the area deserves tailor made in-home senior care with a compassionate touch. That's why we established Home Instead® of Covina, CA.

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Proudly Serving Aging Adults & Their Families

Our Promise

As a locally owned business, our team offers friendly, responsive service right in your neighborhood. Families love our team because we:
  • Do what we say we’re going to do – each and every time
  • Solve care problems using compassionate, person-centered solutions
  • Engage in thoughtful relationships with the families we serve
  • Give back to our community
About Us
Meet Our Home Care Team
Diana M., Service Coordinator

Diana M., Operations Manager

Diana discovered professional caregiving about 15 years ago when she worked for a developmentally disabled community.  Subsequently she worked for a prominent Assisted Living facility for 5 years providing all levels of care to seniors and as a medical technician and this work brought her so much joy and satisfaction in her life.  Working for both the senior and the disabled populations is more than a job… continues to be a commitment to serve & support!

To further develop her skills to keep serving those in need, Diana obtained a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Cal Poly Pomona. She is in her 5th year with Home Instead Covina and is our Operations Manager.  Diana is responsible for directing and managing day-to-day operations of our staff and Care Professionals to ensure that we deliver superior service to our clients and families.  She is responsible for finding and engaging extraordinary & compassionate Care Professionals to serve and care for our wonderful clients!  She also conducts quality visits to ensure our team delivers exceptional care to our clients & families.

Diana loves nature, hiking and visiting her friends!

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Emily G., Scheduling Coordinator

Emily started her caregiver journey about 30 years ago when she took care of her grandmother.  After her passing, Emily obtained her Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) license in 1998, started working for the Los Angeles County USC Medical Center and subsequently obtained her Licensed Vocation Nurse (LVN) certification.  She was on the LAC USC hospital surgical trauma team since 2004 until she retired in 2023. 

Emily discovered Home Instead when she was researching what to do for a second act!  She joined the Home Instead Covina team in 2019 and gets joy working with the team to take care of older adults in our community. 

Emily is currently our Scheduling Coordinator and is responsible for creating high quality matches between our Care Professionals and clients with a focus on developing extraordinary relationships.   She is also responsible for supporting our Care Professionals while they provide services to clients.

Emily enjoys jazz music, long walks & hikes, and water sports.  She loves spending quality time with her family and spoiling her 3 grandchildren!

Christine L., Training Coordinator

Christine L., Training Coordinator

Christine’s caregiving career began 25 years ago.  She earned her CNA certification and started working on a medical/surgical team at a local hospital.  Her experience on the Code Blue Response Team at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena inspired her to pursue a career in nursing.  She earned her LVN Certification in 2006 with the honor of being named “Most Outstanding Student” in her graduating class.  Subsequently, she became a Charge Nurse responsible for 2 nursing teams at a local Alzheimer’s and Dementia facility for 9 years. 

Christine has worked as our Training Coordinator for more than 4 years.  In addition to developing and delivering hands-on caregiver training, she works to build relationships & provide professional support to each of our amazing Care Professionals.  Christine’s training prioritizes having a good understanding of our clients’ physical & medical conditions, preserving their dignity, and keeping them safe.  Christine also motivates & inspires the team to think creatively to provide meaningful interactions and activities for each client.

Christine is an accomplished artist, musician, and animal advocate.  She loves to spend time in nature and with two adorable fur babies, Mahal & Monkey!

Eileen K., Office Administrator

Eileen K., Office Administrator

Eileen Knight is a native Texan who attended Angelo State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting.  She had an extensive career in the telecommunications industry where she performed various functions of increasing responsibility in the Finance, Information Technology, Billing, and Product Management organizations.  Eileen is proud to utilize her skills to support her teammates and the clients of Home Instead.

Along with family members, Eileen cared for her mother in her later years.  She saw firsthand how important it is to have someone who can be an advocate for their loved one.  Being there for Dr. appointments and spending quality time with her Mom made an enormous difference in the quality of life her Mom experienced in her last years.  It's not always possible for a family member to perform this role, but Eileen is honored to be part of such a caring group that can provide these services.

As our Office Administrator, Eileen performs a variety of administrative and financial duties to enable and support clients and the entire team.

Eileen enjoys weight training, yoga, traveling and spending time with friends and family.  Eileen is active in her church's music ministry and in P.E.O., a philanthropic organization that supports women's education.

Rushika Mediwake, Owner/Director

Rushika Mediwake, Owner/Director

Rushika grew up in West Covina and San Dimas and has lived in the San Gabriel Valley for much of her life.  Although her previous corporate career has taken her all around the country, her heart truly remained in this area as “it was always comforting to return to the place I love”.  As a graduate of the University of Southern California with a Degree in Business Administration, she spent 29 years advancing in various management positions with GTE Corporation and Verizon Communications.  Her corporate resume includes extensive experience in marketing, product management, customer care, sales support, billing and operations management.

For many years, she felt a strong desire to work in some capacity that would allow her to serve those in need, while guiding a team and bettering the community.  Then her mother was diagnosed with cancer and Rushika became her primary caregiver and got firsthand experience of the importance of a caregiver’s role and the impact they had in the life of a senior.  “This experience truly changed my life and showed me how my mother’s quality of life was improved as she was able to spend her last years in her own home.  Having many older adults in my extended family struggling with dementia and other aging ailments, I know how challenged families are to understand the care options available to them so their loved ones get the proper care.  I consider myself blessed with the opportunity to own a Home Instead franchise and give back in a unique and rewarding way to the community I love.”  Rushika is the owner and director of operations with a vision of delivering exceptional care to our clients, being the leading trusted advisor to families and being the best caregiving resource in our community. 

Rushika enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, gardening, doing volunteer work and travelling the world!

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Covina, CA possesses a heartfelt desire to work with older adults in the community. It is our ultimate goal to forge extraordinary relationships between our clients and their Care Professionals

We are always looking for the right people that are dependable and compassionate to become Care Pros. We have available home care careers in these cities:

La Verne, Walnut, Pomona, Glendora, San Dimas, West Covina, Claremont, Azusa

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Latest review from our community

10/10/23: We really like having our caregiver. She works really good with my wife and makes her feel comfortable and she looks forward to doing activities with her.