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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

Carter J. Prescott, Owner and Finance Director

Carter J. Prescott, Owner and Finance Director

Carter Prescott received his BS in accounting in 2006 and has his MBA from the University of La Verne with a concentration in Management and Leadership in 2018. Carter has over 20 years of finance, business management and strategic planning experience. Prior to joining Home Instead Senior Care, he was the Principal Manager of Corporate Budgets for Southern California Edison (SCE), a California electric utility. He was with SCE for over 12 years in a variety of financial management roles. Carter has led the successful implementation of several critical multi-million dollar projects for SCE and has also worked for companies such as Toyota Motor Sales USA, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide and TicketMaster, LLC.

For as long as he can remember, Carter has always had a strong affinity for seniors. Growing up being really close to his Grandmother, Betty Ann, he spent much of his childhood with her. Since her passing in 2003, Carter has dreamed of making a career change that would enable him to make a difference in seniors' lives. When Carter & Greg found an opportunity with Home Instead Senior Care, they knew​​ that it was the right company for them as the values and guiding principals were closely aligned to them personally. Currently acting in an advisory role, Carter provides his leadership and guidance in several areas including overseeing the business ​​financial operations.

Gregorio V. Sanchez, Jr., Ph.D., Owner and Operations Director

Gregorio V. Sanchez, Jr., Ph.D., Owner and Operations Director

Dr. Gregorio V. Sanchez Jr. received his BS in Chemistry from the California Polytechnic University at Pomona in 2001 and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Southern California in 2006. Since graduating Greg has worked in the pharmaceutical industry playing a key role in bringing several therapeutic drug products to market. In addition to his employment as a Senior Research Scientist, Greg has held adjunct faculty positions at California Polytechnic University at Pomona, Pasadena City College, and Rio Hondo College.

Greg has always had a special place in his heart for the senior community. Coming from a large Hispanic family, he grew up surrounded by his grandparents, great-aunts and great-uncles. For a period of time as a young adult, he lived with his maternal grandparents acting as their caregiver while continuing his education. The time he spent with them and their friends, ​provided him with insight and an appreciation for the needs of the senior community. It was only natural when an opportunity presented itself to purchase a Home Instead Senior Care franchise, he jumped at it. Greg is the Director of Home Instead Senior Care Pasadena, responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations and as well as striving to meet our long-term strategy of becoming the "platinum" home care provider in the San Gabriel Valley.

Elizabeth Jenyo, General Manager

Elizabeth Jenyo, General Manager

Elizabeth Jenyo brings 25 years of management experience to Home Instead Pasadena. She chose to join the Home Instead team because she wants to make a difference in seniors’ lives. Her passion is providing excellent customer service. Elizabeth works closely with the administrative staff managing the day to day operations with scheduling, ensuring quality assurance visits are completed, as well as working with clients and their families providing care consultations to ensure the best care for our clients.

In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys cooking, making homemade jams and soaps and spending time with her cats and dog.

Jennifer Dayrit, Scheduling Coordinator

Jennifer Dayrit, Scheduling Coordinator

With 19 years of total retail experience, Jennifer successfully managed Clinique Cosmetics for over 10 years by coaching and developing her consultants. Through her leadership, perseverance, resilience and positivity, she took her counter to reach the $2 million milestone. She was recently promoted to Sales Supervisor in Handbags and helped oversee Fulfillment as well as At Your Service areas. Jennifer always provided support for her team and enjoyed interacting with customers to enhance their shopping experience.​

No matter how much she loved servicing her customers, Jennifer is passionate about caring for seniors and special needs clients. With prior Nursing Assistant experience, she still harnesses both the commitment and passion that is always required for elderly care.​

Jennifer and her husband have been married for 25 years and are blessed with three wonderful children; her daughter a graduate of Cal State Fullerton with a BS in Biology, a son who graduated CUM LAUDE from UC Riverside with a BS in Neuro Science and a second son currently a Sophomore in high school.​

Melissa Avila, Scheduling Coordinator

Melissa Avila, Scheduling Coordinator

In 2013 Melissa began to volunteer at Solheim Lutheran Convalescent home where she discovered that helping others and caring for them was her true passion. As a volunteer in a convalescent home, Melissa enjoyed baking goods with the seniors as well as going out for some sun light. However, the best part to her was being able to interact with the seniors one by one and just having the ability to change a senior's life for better was amazing to her. Melissa is currently working at Home Instead Senior Care as a receptionist. Her role is to answer the phones as well as greet our clients and caregivers when they come into the office. Melissa is a twin and the youngest of a family of 7. She enjoys running twice a week at the Pasadena Rose Bowl, shopping with her mom, and singing on her free time.

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Ruby Ballestamon, Scheduling Coordinator

Ruby comes to Home Instead with 5 years of management experience in cosmetics and grocery. But her passion for the senior care industry comes from her personal experience of taking care of her late father after he suffered a series of strokes. Home Instead is a company she wishes she knew about back then because she understands the difficulty of balancing a full-time job, taking care of a family member in need, while still trying to maintain some sort of personal life. She feels that working at Home Instead and helping families receive the help they need is a way for her to honor her father's memory.

As a self-proclaimed "foodie," Ruby can be found cooking or scoping out the best local eats on her down time. She also enjoys cheering on her favorite sports teams, hiking with her boyfriend, and being a devoted Dog Mom to her pug, Brie.

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Yanira Medina, Scheduling Coordinator

Yanira was born and raised in Guatemala where she graduated High School and attended College for Business Administration. Looking for more opportunities, Yanira moved to California. Yanira has more than 10 years of experience as an administrative assistant, with the background in the field of property management operations, such as monitoring properties, interviewing potential tenants, and following up on tenants' requests and concerns. Her dedication with assisting families sparked a passion to help her community even further. This led to the beginning of her journey in Homestead as a caregiver in November 2018. In a short period of time, she was promoted to lead caregiver due to her compassion, love, and dedication in helping our seniors. Yanira has recently been promoted to an office assistant.

Yanira enjoys outdoor activities with her husband and three children like going to the beautiful beaches in California, hiking, and family road trips. She also enjoys baking, cooking and family movie nights which include her two cats.

Rita Biasi, MSW, Client Care Coordinator

Rita Biasi, MSW, Client Care Coordinator

After earning her B.A. in Human Services from Cal State San Bernardino, Rita worked as a Victim Advocate for San Bernardino County for 10 years. During that time she discovered that she had a passion for making a difference in the lives of seniors. She received her MSW from University of NV, Reno in 2003 and became a hospice social worker for 13 years. Rita recently moved back to Southern California after living in Oregon and Nevada. She joined the Home Instead Senior Care team as a Client Care Coordinator. Her role focuses on quality assurance and making sure that clients receive the best care possible from our CAREGivers. When Rita isn't working with seniors, she enjoys hiking in the San Gabriel's and exploring eastern Nevada ghost towns with her husband in their dune buggy.

Christine Strong, Client Care Coordinator

Christine Strong, Client Care Coordinator

Christine has a BA in Behavioral Science from National University in San Diego. Her background includes recruiting, staffing, and property management. She started off at Home Instead Senior Care in November 2017 as a caregiver and has recently transitioned to work in the office as a Client Care Coordinator.

As a native of Pasadena, Christine is a true Californian. Her favorite things to do on weekends are going to the beach and Disneyland with her family. Christine enjoys being involved in the community such as local schools, and her church. She's always had a desire to serve and connect with people.

Amanda Berger, MSG, Client Care Coordinator

Amanda Berger, MSG, Client Care Coordinator

Amanda Berger received her BS in Food and Nutrition from the California Polytechnic University at Pomona in 2016 and her MS in Gerontology from the University of Southern California in 2020. Her background entails administration, customer service, hospice and suicide prevention. Dementia has had a large impact on her family and the support of quality in-home care is something she deeply resonates with. She is enthusiastic about supporting older adults and their families through her role as a Client Care Coordinator. Amanda’s interest include art, food culture, suicide prevention and combating loneliness and social isolation in the older adult community.

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Savanna Norcio MSG, Client Care Coordinator

Savanna Norcio attended the State University of New York at Buffalo as a Division I student-athlete and graduated in 2017 with her BA in Sociology, focusing on health and society. After moving back home, Savanna received her MS in Gerontology from the University of Southern California in 2019, specializing in Care Management. During her time spent at USC, Savanna interned with Alzheimer’s Los Angeles and worked as a caregiver to better understand the needs/demands of this field. This speaks volume when educating and coaching both family members and caregivers through various aging processes.

Savanna has recently joined Home Instead Senior Care as a Client Care Coordinator, sharing her experiences and knowledge of the aging body with the team. She brings a unique background of Care Management, having spent time working in similar roles within this evolving industry.

Being the youngest grandchild in an aging family, her passion for senior care was inevitable. She loves interacting with seniors and hearing stories of their past lives. When Savanna is not working, she enjoys exploring and going on adventures with her Great Danes.

Naghmeh "Meg" Maryan, Home Care Consultant

Naghmeh "Meg" Maryan, Home Care Consultant

Meg received her master's degree in Executive Management of Sports Organizations from Lyon University in France through an Olympic Scholarship. Meg was the first female from her home country to be awarded the scholarship. Meg's work in the Olympic Education and Sports Management industry allowed her to demonstrate her passion for helping people achieve the best version of themselves, both physically and mentally.

Upon immigrating to the US, Meg started her career at Macys. During that time, she focused on customer service and developing her management skills. Her dedication paid off, as she was promoted twice within a year. Meg believed that her management experience at a big company like Macys helped strengthen her confidence and prepared her for the next professional endeavor.

When Meg was introduced to Home Instead and learned of the company's mission, she felt an immediate connection and wanted to be part of this industry. Meg is a Scheduling Coordinator at Home Instead Pasadena. She is very proud to be part of the company, knowing that she is making a difference in people's life, caring for them and letting them experience love. She really enjoys building relationships with our CAREGivers and supporting them to deliver the best care to our clients.

Meg is a huge fan of nature, coffee and good books. When she is not working you probably find her at one of our beautiful Southern California beaches taking in the ocean breeze, hiking or spending quality time with her loved ones.

 Julia Delay, Human Resources Generalist

Julia Delay, Human Resources Generalist

Raised in the city of Highland Park Julia graduated from Benjamin Franklin High School and later attended East Los Angeles College's nursing program. After working 15 years with a pediatric medical group Julia had a calling for home care. She became a CAREGiver with Home Instead Pasadena in July 2015. She is currently working as one of our Administrative Assistant/CAREGiver. Julia has had the opportunity to experience the best of both worlds at our Home Instead franchise. In her spare time Julia's hobbies includes reading and going to the movie theater.

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Myca Arce, Human Resources Generalist

Myca received her BA in Mass Communication from St. Scholastica’s College Manila, Philippines in 2006. She has always been very passionate about building relationships, communicating, and relating with people.

In her current role as an HR Generalist, Myca diligently seeks out CAREGivers that show great potential in caring for its Clients. Beyond that, she ensures to promote positive morale in the workplace through administration of employee benefits. With over a decade of experience in managing employee workforce for both Luxury and Boutique Hotels, Myca offers a unique blend of knowledge, leadership, and vision. She has made a great impact within the hotel industry with her abilities to reorganize and reassign herself in different areas of the Hotel such as Guest Services, Accounting, Payroll and Human Resources. She is eager to share her knowledge and collaborate with such an extraordinary Team at Home Instead Senior Care Pasadena.

While changing careers could be challenging, Myca's yearning to help and make a difference in the lives of our aging adults led her to pursue certifications in the Medical Field to help her better understand the complexities of Home Healthcare.

During time away from work, Myca loves to spend time with her family at the beach while riding their bikes.

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Anthony Hsu, HR Generalist & Training Coordinator

Anthony Hsu has been serving as an evangelical pastor since 2008. In 2018, his heart was pulled into another calling: to be a senior CAREGiver in Home Instead. He states, “I remembered how amazing my grandpa was & how much more my family & I could have cared for him. I wanted to bring that quality of care he deserved to the lives of seniors today.”

After a year of being a Home Instead CAREGiver & receiving positive reviews from various families, Anthony was brought into the office part-time for administrative tasks. By the end of 2020, he was promoted to become a full-time HR Generalist & Training Coordinator. Now positioned to seek & train more “professionals of compassion,” Anthony aims to advance Home Instead Pasadena’s vision of being the platinum home care provider in San Gabriel Valley.

In his time away from the team, Anthony continues to serve as a pastor of a church in Monrovia. Outside of his work, he cherishes the time he has to relax together with his wife, making her laugh while dining at highly reviewed eateries & walking with her through the natural wonders of Southern California.

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Joan Cano-Vasquez, Human Resources Administrative Assistant

Joan recently joined the Human Resources Team at Home Instead Pasadena and she could not be more excited to be part of an amazing Team that truly cares for the remarkable roster of CAREGivers as well as the Company’s clients.

Joan’s strong customer service was built by working at different Hotels in Los Angeles for the last 12 years. She was happy to go above and beyond for the guests but serving her colleagues has been her goal. With the effects of the pandemic to the Hospitality world, Joan did not let it stop from reaching her dream to become a Human Resources Professional, so she took online classes to get certified in HR Management. Joan is looking forward to learning more about Healthcare and serving the Senior Community by supporting her Colleagues.

Joan and her husband love animals especially their two four-legged kids Shiloh and Angie, so they always try their best to support cruelty-free companies.

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Delores Anderson, Engagement Coordinator

Delores has over 25 years in the Mortgage Banking Industry, where she worked as a team member and managed teams in Customer Service and Collections/Workout, attempting to help people stay in their homes. As the years went by, she started to feel that she wanted to continue this path and do something that felt even more rewarding to her spirit. She started off at Home Instead Senior Care in October 2018 as a caregiver and remembers saying to herself "Lord, if this is for me - please let me know". Now two years later, she has recently been promoted to Engagement Coordinator and has stepped into new chapter of her life. Delores is passionate about caring for our seniors and always look to be that person that brings a smile to their face. She is enthusiastic and eager to listen when they want to share a favorite moment in their lives.

Her time away from work is spent mostly with her husband of 20 years sharing mutual hobbies such bowling, miniature golf and watching a good movie. She also likes to walk and listen to audible books on her iPhone.

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Robertalee Dewhirst, Office Coordinator

I bring to Home Instead Senior Care over 25 years of corporate experience. I am a self-motivated, highly organized, multi-tasker with a strong work ethic. My journey brings me to serve the needs of beloved seniors within our community with discretion and honor.

I was blessed to spend the last year with my Mother as her Caregiver before her passing. This experience brought me to Home Instead Senior Care and changed my life. I am grateful to be with an organization that understands the importance of being that caring person in someone's life when they need us the most.

In my down time, my husband and I love to travel this beautiful country by rail. I have had the opportunity to experience most of it. The train truly brings alive the old adage "getting there is half the journey". It has taught me to appreciate many diverse ways of living and embrace the commonality and multiculturalism this nation has to offer.

It is a true honor to bring my professional skills and life experiences to such a noble undertaking. I am thankful for the opportunity to serve our clients. Now, how can I assist you…?

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Pasadena, 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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