Deanne was born and raised in Tulare. After attending a medical assistant program right out of high school, Deanne discovered her passion for healthcare. She worked initially as a caregiver in client's homes along with assisting in caring for her Granddad. Deanne became a Registered Nurse in 1988. Her nursing experience is primarily in Intensive Care, Emergency Room, Recovery Room, and Nursing Supervision. In 1993, she became involved with geriatrics as a Care Management professional, working with seniors and their families in coordinating health care and residential care. After working in Intensive Care, she felt there is a better way to end of life than a sterile hospital environment. Her love of in-home care started with this experience.
The position evolved into overseeing a large division in California of nursing aide assistance in retirement communities. At one point, she managed 22 locations from Redding to Bakersfield. In 1999, she was hired to create Amdal In Home Care. The company started with 5 employees in one location. Amdal In Home Care currently is in three communities in California with over 150 employees.
Hillary was born and raised in Visalia, CA. She began her career working with the senior population in 1994 while in high school. While taking a certified nursing assistant (CNA) course she realized her passion was working with seniors. She began as a CNA/RNA then transitioned to Activities Director position. In 2002, she received her Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) Administrator's License while managing an Alzheimer's/Dementia unit in a local assisted living.
Hillary joined Amdal In Home Care in 2004. She is responsible for overseeing all client billing, payroll, and accounts payable processing. She works closely with insurance companies to ensure all requirements are met and client claims are handled in a timely manner. She believes that home care is the most challenging and rewarding senior care environment that she has worked in. After assisting in the care of her grandparents, this became even more clear.
Hillary loves being part of a company that assists people to remain safely in their home.
Cristall is on-call in the evenings and weekends. She is skilled at dealing with any last-minute situations that may arrise with families and/or their Amdal Caregivers. When you call us after-hours, chances are you will be speaking with Cristall.
Madasyn began working at Amdal as the Tulare Office Coordinator and is now our Director of Service Development for the Tulare office. Madasyn is the liaison between the company and the community. She promotes and increases awareness of in-home care services. Through education and promotional efforts, she establishes close contact by referring health agencies, physicians, and consumers to promote the in- home care services of our company. She provides a description of our services, availabilities, and ways in which our services can improve the quality of life for our clients and their families.
Kristie is our Tulare Office Coordinator. She is responsible for interviewing, screening and hiring and supervising our Tulare caregivers. She also serves as the main family contact for all care and scheduling issues. She supports the efforts of our Tulare Care Coordinator, Serina Rivera, who is often in the field with clients.
Serina began working with Amdal as a caregiver and then joined us as the Tulare Office Assistant. Serina's background in providing care prompted her transition to the role of Care Coordinator for the Tulare office. Serina will be the first person you meet in your home during the initial assessment. She will develop the initial care plan based on the assessment of you condition and needs. It is Serina's responsibility to monitor all aspects of care and ensure that the Amdal team meets all goals of your specific care plan. She will maintain ongoing contact on the phone and in the home, while completing evlauations and staff instrustions. Serina will also provide education and coaching to our caregivers to make sure that they are giving you the approperate care. Serina is rarely in the office due to focusing most of her time to client needs within their home.
Kylie works as the Administrative Assistant for Amdal. She assists with the day-to-day activities of the office and will be able to answer any questions you may have. Kylie also assists in the management of Amdal's social media accounts.
Sandy has a number of years of experience in senior care. She conducts client assessments, evaluations, and the customized creation of Care Plans. Sandy is very knowledgeable in proper body mechanics. Her knowledge is very important in keeping our clients and staff safe.
Erin is our Office Coordinator for the Atascadero office. She has extensive hands-on experience as a caregiver, which is invaluable in her role overseeing the care of our Atascadero clients as well as the caregivers. Erin began working for Amdal in 2009 as a caregiver, then became Care Coordinator from 2010-2015 and is now very happy in her role as Office Coordinator.
Alyssa is our Care Coordinator for the Atascadero office since 2015 and has almost 10 years of experience in the medical field. This experience has provided her with a wealth of knowledge to help provide your loved one quality care at home. She is happy to provide an assessment for potential clients as well as conduct current client evaluations, quality checks, caregiver orientations, and regularly updated care plans. Alyssa interfaces with families and is available to discuss any care concerns you may have.