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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 Team

Rich Southard, Owner

Rich Southard brings 25 years of management experience to Home Instead Senior Care. He chose to join the Home Instead team because he wants to develop the talent of CAREGivers to make a difference in seniors' lives. Working with clients and their families, he and the Home Instead Whittier team want to provide care consultations to ensure the best lives for our clients.

Rich earned his bachelor's in International Politics from Georgetown University. He then received his J.D. from Southern Methodist University and passed the bar exam in Texas. Rich offers experience leading sales, sales operations, finance and strategic planning efforts for a variety of companies from start-ups to Fortune 500s. He led efforts to develop cellular phone companies in several countries in Latin America, working in both Spanish and Portuguese, including two years as an expatriate in Venezuela.

Growing up, Rich spent a lot of time with his great-grandmother playing cards and Scrabble. A broken hip limited her mobility and meant that a family member always had to provide care for her. Soon after Rich graduated, his father suffered a stroke and Rich was able to return to Illinois to care for his dad through six months of occupational and physical therapy until he could live on his own. These experiences made him sensitive to how a senior's needs affect the whole family and not just the individual. When the opportunity with Home Instead Senior Care arose, Rich recognized that the values and guiding principals were those he shared and so he pursued the chance to lead this business that has been an important part of the Whittier-Santa Fe Springs-Norwalk communities for 15 years.

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Whittier, 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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