After working with a colleague at a home care agency based in Los Angeles, Leslie saw the need for a hands-on home care agency based in Orange County -- an agency that would focus on truly helping people by finding the best care for clients and their loved ones. Leslie then approached Michelle with the idea of starting their own home care company. They thought they could build a successful business with Leslie’s medical knowledge from being a Registered Nurse and her excellent business mind, in addition to Michelle’s Human Resources background. They knew that they would be able to provide excellent care for clients and create rewarding jobs for caregivers.
In addition to their professional experience, Leslie and Michelle have both had personal experiences caregiving for their loved ones -- Leslie coordinated and provided care for her mother, and Michelle cared for both her husband and father. Michelle and Leslie know the experiences of being a caregiver, and they understand the challenges that accompany caring for relatives and loved ones. Carefree Home Care gives family members the chance to step away from being the caregivers to their loved ones, and allows them to really enjoy the family relationship in a stronger and more pure sense.
Leslie and Michelle matched their first client and caregiver on Easter Sunday of 2013. Since then, the number of clients, caregivers, and office staff have grown exponentially. Carefree continues to provide the highest level of care for its clients. The staff at Carefree work tirelessly to find the right client/caregiver match. Carefree employees do what they do because they truly care for others, and that permeates into all aspects of their work.
Our goal is to always provide undeniably amazing loving care, and to always be there for the senior community. Compassion and quality patient care is the heart and soul of our service commitment. Carefree Home Care is dedicated to providing care and attention with respect and dignity that our seniors deserve.
I was very focused on my career for much of my life, but after my husband and I adopted our son, I decided to leave my job of 12 years at the Lindora Clinic to stay home and raise him. Once he was getting older and spending less time at home, I decided to start working again. Around this time, I met someone who ran her own home care agency focused in the Los Angeles area, which gave me the idea to start a home care agency that would service clients in Orange County.
From my personal experience with my mother, I know how hard it is to find good care for family members, and based on my previous experience with home care, I felt that I could do a better job. I knew my sister-in-law Michelle was looking for some kind of meaningful work after retirement, and she had work experience that I knew would be valuable to the company, so I asked her to come on board.
My medical experience from being a registered nurse enables us to have an added layer of oversight where we can help to manage any condition changes and manage medication. Being the Director of Carefree is an incredibly fulfilling job, and it is an honor to help people every day.
Shortly after I retired from my 37-year career in the Human Resources department of UPS, my father suffered a stroke. My sister and I cared for him together as a team, and prior to that, I provided care for my husband when he fell ill. Through both of those experiences, I learned how challenging it is to provide end-of-life care for family members because it can alter the relationship with your relative or spouse.
After retirement, I was looking for something meaningful to do part-time, and that's when Leslie approached me with the idea of starting Carefree Home Care. My favorite part about Carefree is hearing how much we’re helping clients and their family members, and hearing about how much the caregivers enjoy working for us. I feel a sense of pride and reward every day!
Client Services Director
Prior to my grandmother passing away in 2012, my family and I provided care for her and did everything we could to ensure that she was comfortable during her final days; this experience made me realize my passion for helping others. I worked in the hospitality industry for 6 years, but shortly after my grandmother passed, I began my career in the home care industry.
Helping families figure out the best options for their loved ones, providing safety and comfort for clients, and offering good jobs for caregivers have made the past 7 years very fulfilling and rewarding. I feel a great sense of accomplishment when we hear about the positive impact we have made both in our clients’ and caregivers’ lives.
I enjoy matching caregivers to clients and watching their relationships develop and grow over time. Each day is different at Carefree Home Care, which gives me the opportunity to learn and grow both as a person and in my career. I am forever grateful to work for such an amazing company!