We adapt and grow to meet each senior's needs at every stage of support
We are a leading provider of comprehensive, in-home care in San Diego, offering individualized services ranging from occasional companionship to around-the-clock care. Each of our senior caregivers is a California licensed Home Care Aid, and they go through our careful selection process to ensure they demonstrate a true passion for care.
Our care team will guide you through every step of the process – from communicating with your senior and loved ones to selecting the right level of care that meets their unique needs. Your mind will be put at ease knowing their wellbeing is in the hands of a trusted, professional caregiver who will help them live independently and thrive in their home environment through every future life stage. We also have a full-time Registered Nurse on staff with over 30 years of experience to ensure we incorporate the best care planning possible.
At A Passion for Care, we believe the health and wellbeing of our senior community members is paramount. While we work directly with family members and close friends, we also partner with assisted living centers, church leaders, geriatric doctors, attorneys, hospice service providers, discharge planners at local San Diego hospitals, and other professional members of our community to ensure each elderly individual receives the care and support they need. We are well-known for our compassion, reliability, and professionalism – it’s how we’ve built long-lasting and trusted relationships with our partners throughout the San Diego area.
Meet Our Care Team
Pat Melzer, Founder
Like many people in the senior care business, founder Pat Melzer was motivated by personal experience. After watching chronic conditions, dementia, and surgeries take over the life of her once very intelligent and lively mother-in-law, Pat saw the enormity of need for better in-home care. Drawing on her 23 years of experience in the computer industry, she decided to develop best practices to build an organization that provides truly excellent, personalized care.
Pat is personally and professionally committed to ensuring your loved one receives the quality care they deserve. She holds a certificate in Applied Gerontology from San Diego State University, is a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), a Home Health Aide (HHA), and completed the California Certification Program for Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCCFE) as a Certified Administrator. Pat’s other certifications include Food Safety Manager and CPR for Healthcare Providers. Pat has been an Aging in America Conference Speaker four years in a row, and she also served as Chair of the San Diego Regional Home Care Council.
Pat and her husband Roland have lived outside San Diego in the San Pasqual Valley for over three decades. She has two children who are grown professionals and two grandchildren. Pat enjoys traveling to, and visits from, family and friends throughout the year. While at home in San Pasqual Valley, she and Roland enjoy peaceful views and exploring the surrounding valleys.