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We believe that providing home care is more than a business — it’s a passion.
Recently, HG Magazine recognized Alegre Home Care for going “above and beyond” with our home caregiving services. HG (Heffernan Group) is a large multi-faceted business to business service company. For Alegre Home Care, Heffernan Group is our trusted insurance and medical plans broker.
Charles Symes — founder of Alegre Home Care — has held a relationship with HG in a variety of ways for almost 30 years. HG are enthusiastic sponsors of most CAHSAH events and have a unique and credible approach to providing the finest services available to the home care and home health industries.
Maintaining Independence and Quality of Life through Home Care
At Alegre Home Care, we understand that people are most comfortable when they’re at home. This is particularly true for senior citizens and people with disabilities. As we age and encounter illnesses and physical difficulties, home truly is where our hearts are. Unfortunately, people are often forced to leave their homes to receive the care we need. By providing care in the comfort of people’s homes, we are able to help people maintain their sense of identity and remain connected to the place where they feel most grounded. Our services include recovery care, senior care and assisted living services, memory care, and in-home child care — all in the familiar comfort of one’s own home.
Founded in 1993, our company now has seven locations in the San Francisco Bay Area. For clients who need help navigating their regional services, we’ve noticed that our local focus makes a difference. Our service locations can be found here.
Going Above and Beyond with Our Caregivers
Employees at Alegre Home Care work in people’s homes and provide everything from 15-minute visits to round the clock live-in care. Our home caregivers work with each client on a unique basis to develop care plans tailored to each individual. These plans are designed to help seniors stay independent in their own homes.
Home care services include:
Companionship and life-enriching activities
Monitoring systems and vital signs
Completing household chores
Facilitating social visits
Caring for animal companions
Meal planning and preparation
Personal care and hygiene
And much, much more
The support of a home caregiver enables seniors and people with disabilities to maintain social lives, engage in hobbies, stay connected with friends and family, keep their animal companions, and enjoy the comfort of being in their own home.
A Focus on the LGBT Community
Did you know that Alegre Home Care is among the largest LGBT-owned businesses in San Francisco? We have a commitment to understanding the needs of the Bay Area’s large LGBT community. Many LGBT clients—who are 85 years old on average—never come out publicly, and are reluctant to speak up about their special needs or privacy concerns. Our goal is to build the bridge more than halfway—to help people feel comfortable and respected, and to protect their dignity.
We understand that coming into someone’s home is a privilege and we must earn people’s trust and confidence. This is why all of our home caregivers complete a thorough reference check, criminal background check, complete competency exams, and conduct a personal individual interview.