Our mission is to help seniors live confidently and age gracefully in their own homes for as long as possible. Our in-home caregivers choose to make a positive difference in the lives of mature adults and their families who love them. The Help & Care, LLC team will perform its collective duties with confidence, concern, commitment, cheerfulness, and care. We will treat every contact as a friend and every client as family, and we will perform every task with honor.
Help & Care, LLC is a family-owned home care organization dedicated to helping you through a difficult time for your family — the realization that your loved one is struggling with the natural aging process and may require more help to stay in the home.
Our home care services are for adults and seniors who are:
- choosing to remain in their homes, rather than opting for institutional care
- needing assistance due to chronic disabilities
- dealing with issues related to memory loss
Help & Care, LLC was founded in 2014 by Vassilina Breitbach. Now, we have more than 130 amazing home care aides in Santa Clara county. Our home care agency is proud to employ these in-home caregivers. We are a licensed in-home care organization in California, serving the Campbell, Gilroy, Los Gatos, Morgan Hill, Saratoga, and San Jose areas.
Help & Care employees are what make our company great!
We have dedicated home care aides who work whatever hours you need and deliver high-quality care 24/7. No matter what you are looking for in an in-home caregiver, we are certain that one or more of our employees will be a perfect match to your needs and schedule.
In addition to our employee caregivers, we have an efficient and dedicated office staff. At least one staff member is “on call” for our clients 24/7 so that both clients and employees can reach us if needed. This is only part of what sets our home care services apart.
Vassilina Breitbach – Founder, Managing Director
I am Vassilina Breitbach. As the founder of Help & Care, LLC, I’m truly passionate about elderly care and I understand the role of family caregivers.
My love and respect for seniors began when I was 4 years old. We moved from Germany to Kazakhstan, where my grandmother lived. My parents worked a lot and were away from home very often. I spent a lot of time with my grandma, and we had a strong relationship as a result. She was never just my grandmother, she was my friend, my guardian, my inspiration. She lived to be 85. She became ill, but she stayed at home until she passed away surrounded by her family.
I began to think about helping seniors after my grandma’s death. Caring for someone you love is one of the best experiences, but it is also one of the most challenging phases in life. Although I never regretted what it took to care for her and keep her in her home, I do regret how it robbed us of quality time with her while she was alive. Our life is so busy — as parents, spouses, and children with full-time jobs and other responsibilities — that sometimes we lose sight of what really matters: spending time with our loved ones and letting them spend time with us.
I founded Help & Care, LLC for two reasons. One is to provide respite to family caregivers, enabling them to enjoy quality time with their loved ones. The other is to assist the elderly with staying independent and enjoying that independence for as long as possible. When health and mobility begin to fade and a senior needs to depend on others for care, spirit and pride are generally lost. With our senior home care though, our in-home caregivers help preserve this pride and spirit as much as possible.
If you are a senior or a family caregiver, you can count on my staff and me to provide you with the best service and to be knowledgeable about the challenges that you face each day. We are here to help. That is what we are all about.
Markus Breitbach – CEO
After more than 20 years of international corporate experience and holding various senior positions overseas as well as in Silicon Valley, Markus decided to join his partner in life professionally. Today, Markus Breitbach is the CEO at Help & Care, LLC, helping organize the senior living, elderly care, respite care, and other home care services we provide.
Sabrina Valles – Administrative Manager
Sabrina Valles is the administrative manager at Help & Care, LLC. With a background in restaurant management and customer service, Sabrina is an expert multitasker who can keep many plates spinning while keeping clients happy. A quick learner and intuitive team player, Sabrina is willing to take on any task and complete it with flying colors. What she likes best about her job is being able to help others through organizing our home care services. Sabrina oversees the hiring, training, and compliance of our employees working in the office and the field. She is responsible to ensure the office operates smoothly and is able to support our home care aides in the field. She does this through the development and deployment of strong policies and procedures, training, and coaching. She is also bills long-term care insurance. Whatever you need, Sabrina will be there, cheerfully doing her best to find a solution to the problem you are facing! Sabrina is an animal lover and has two rescue kitties and a rescue dog. An outdoor enthusiast, Sabrina enjoys hiking, stand-up paddle boarding, photography, and design. She is currently back in school and is studying real estate. Sabrina can help make sure your experience with senior assisted living from Help & Care, LLC is a success.
Rodrigo Ramos – Staffing Coordinator
Rodrigo Ramos is the scheduling and staffing coordinator at Help & Care, LLC. Rodrigo is responsible for scheduling all client hours and communicating those schedules to the home care aides. When a caregiver needs time off or a client needs to increase, decrease, or change their schedule, he manages those logistics and keeps everything running smoothly. Rodrigo was born in the Philippines and migrated to California in May 1994. He grew up with grandparents and an aunt who had experienced a stroke. Rodrigo took care of her when in the Philippines. He spent most of his life in California and is currently living in Milpitas. Rodrigo has more than eight years of experience as a scheduler and enjoys working with people from all walks of life. He is passionate about senior home care and helping seniors find compassionate in-home caregivers. Rodrigo has a daughter who is a state and national taekwondo champ, and Rodrigo himself enjoys basketball, taekwondo, hiking, traveling, cooking, eating, and shoe collecting.
Christine Cendana – Hiring and Recruiting Manager
Christine Cendana joined Help and Care, LLC in mid of June 2018 with more than 10 years of experience in recruiting and staffing for medical and non-medical agencies. She moved to the U.S. in 2004 coming from the Philippines and growing up in Guam. Surrounded by water there is a surprise that Christine does not know how to swim but is hopeful to learn someday. At the age of 10, when Christine’s father passed away. She and her sister made a promise to take care of their mother. Christine studied nursing. Although it was a temporary profession for her she continues to mentor young Caregivers in our industry. Outside work she enjoys shopping for deals, food tasting and traveling. If there is one word to describe Christine, it would be Committed.
Jennifer Ayala – Weekend On-Call Supervisor
Jennifer joined the team in 2016. She is a jack (and master) of all trades, which makes her an excellent and effective multi-tasker. It takes a very dynamic person to fill the very challenging role of weekend on-call supervisor, and Jennifer makes it look so easy. She is fluent in Spanish and helps out in her community as a volunteer translator.
Ready for elderly home care for you or your senior loved one? You can count on Help & Care, LLC. Contact us today for a free senior home care assessment.