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Home Care Benefit 

Personalized in-home care can help people age in place safely with dignity and independence. We provide our person-centered “home care” no matter where “home” is. From the family home to senior communities to rehab facilities and beyond, we are able to bring the care aging loved ones need to wherever they call home.
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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

Jim & Candice Kordenbrock

Jim & Candice Kordenbrock, Owners

Southern California has been our home for a long time. Candice moved to Southern California in 1975 days prior to the fall of Saigon in South Vietnam. As this was an unplanned trip, her parents and nine siblings had only a few hours to prepare and take what they could carry in their hands. Jim moved to Southern California 20 years ago for a one-year assignment from Upstate New York, and he never returned to those cold winters. Our children spread their roots in the wonderful San Clemente community, attending Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School, San Clemente High School, and various activities throughout South Orange County.

We have a strong desire to build a business that will allow us to do something for the greater good of others. Home Instead, the world's most respected and leading provider of in-home care services for seniors, was the ideal choice. The Home Instead tagline reiterates their caring approach: "To us, it's personal.®" The opportunity allows us to use what we have learned in our professional careers and our personal experiences caring for loved ones.

Sue King, Client Care Coordinator

Sue King, Client Care Coordinator

Sue is a one of-a-kind professional. Having over 20 years of experience as Operations Manager and Supervisor, she joined Home Instead, 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.

Maxine Gibas, Service Coordinator

Maxine Gibas, Service Coordinator

Maxine has been with Home Instead for nearly 10 years, starting as a CAREGiver and then shifting roles into the office of a highly successful Chicago-based Home Instead. Maxine has done an amazing job in multiple roles, and she is now responsible for scheduling all shifts with our clients and CAREGivers. Maxine works diligently to find the ideal match between our clients and CAREGivers. She is passionate about caring for our older clients and making sure we continue to provide the most trusted, compassionate, and quality care to our clients and their families, 24/7, in South Orange County.

Maxine enjoys spending time with her three children, drinking coffee and reading the newspaper. She also loves spending time in the sun playing sports, gardening, going to the movies, and painting. She continues to be a crazy fan of the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bears.

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Michelle Phillips, Recruitment Coordinator

Michelle Phillips started with Home Instead in September 2014.  She joined the team as a CAREGiver, with absolutely no experience but a huge heart. Michelle knew she enjoyed helping people and was passionate about working with seniors. Throughout the years, Michelle has helped all types of clients who have benefited from her kind, caring, and compassionate nature.

Michelle has a significant amount of experience training CAREGivers and caring for seniors with Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Transfers, Personal Care and Hospice. Michelle was honored in 2018 with the Home Instead CAREGiver of the Year Award for all her hard work and dedication to our seniors.

In May 2019, Michelle transitioned into the Home Instead office. She has worked in numerous roles, including scheduling, training and now Michelle is responsible for our CAREGiver recruiting efforts. She also continues to help out with our retention and training efforts. She introduces new CAREGivers to the Home Instead way during the initial interview process in order to make sure they understand our high standards, values, and mission.

During her free time, Michelle enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling the world, and watching Las Vegas Raiders football games.

Tracy Patton, Engagement and QA Coordinator

Tracy Patton, Engagement and QA Coordinator

Tracy brings over three decades of amazingly diverse experience to Home Instead, caring for people of all ages. Her journey began as a CAREGiver working as a volunteer at a hospital in high school. Tracy then became a teacher’s assistant in a day program for adults with special needs. Her hard work and stellar professionalism led to a staff management position with ARC.

Tracy has also worked as a Case Manager in a brain injury program, a Social Services Director, Case Manager in various Nursing Homes, and finally a Care Specialist in a Day Program for Seniors who had dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Tracy joined Home Instead two years ago after deciding to change paths from director positions and focus more on her home life. Home Instead gave her the opportunity to continue to care for seniors as a CAREGiver while spending more time with her family. Tracy’s mission will be to work with our Home Instead clients, their families, and our CAREGivers to ensure a team approach in providing the most kind, compassionate, and highest quality care possible.

Tracy earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Vanguard University.

Tracy has been married for over 17 years and she has shared in the full-time care of their son who has Autism. In her spare time, Tracy enjoys traveling, outdoor activities, and family time.

Alyssa Caouette, Quality Assurance Coordinator

Alyssa Caouette, Quality Assurance Coordinator

Alyssa started at Home Instead in 2018 as our Quality Assurance Representative and filled in as a CAREGiver, which she continues to do remarkably well for several of our clients!

Alyssa has a stellar background in Social Work, working with both children and older adults. Alyssa’s desire to be the best at what she does led her back to school where she earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work with a concentration in Geriatrics. Prior to Home Instead, she worked as a caregiver for two years in a residential facility and interned with Alzheimer’s Orange County.

Alyssa leads our monthly CAREGiver Café as well as our Quality Assurance efforts. Alyssa loves working with older adults, making connections, and providing comfort during such a transitional time in life. In her free time, Alyssa enjoys hiking, working out, reading, and going to the beach.

Randy Mendoza, Training Coordinator

Randy Mendoza, Training Coordinator

Randy joined Home Instead 2 years ago with 40 years of caregiving experience. He has worked in many high level senior nursing facilities as an Activities Director and as an Administrator. These skills, combined with background in Business Administration, serves Randy well in his position at Home Instead.

Randy is active in ministry in the roles of Men’s Pastor, Teacher and Motivational Speaker. He has a passion for giving back knowledge and experiences he has learned in these roles, to his trainees in the Home Instead caregiving training classes. Randy believes that we all have untapped potential, no matter the age. He prides himself on bringing out the best in people - both clients and caregivers of Home Instead - resulting in the best possible client care. 

Randy is very engaged with his community as both a fundraising chairman and volunteer for many different organizations, local charities, and community outreach programs. Randy is especially active in the animal rights community, where he has been an advocate and voice for animals for over 35 years. Randy currently helps homeless, lost and abandoned animals find a place to call home. 

When it comes time to relax, Randy enjoys quality time with his wife Kim, their dog and 4 cats. 

Randy’s favorite quote is, “ You can easily judge a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him in return.” Malcolm S. Forbes  

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in San Juan Capistrano, CA possesses a heartfelt desire to work with seniors in the community. It is our ultimate goal to forge extraordinary relationships between our clients and their CAREGivers.

When you or an elderly loved one is ready for help, our caring staff is on call to quickly answer your questions and accommodate your senior services needs.

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