Business Spotlight: ‘Health at home’ is the focus of La Jolla Nurses Homecare

Since 1977, providing the best in-home care has been the focus of La Jolla Nurses Homecare. The agency offers all levels of nursing care from a companion to a highly skilled R.N., and all care is supervised by an R.N. Case Manager for no additional cost.

The caregivers and nurses are carefully screened, skills tested and references checked, and their credentials are thoroughly examined before hiring.

“When someone calls our office, we go through an extensive intake process with them,” said company owner Brittnei Salerno. “Through a series of gently guided questions, we determine the care needs and how we might best be able to assist.”

Every client is unique and needs vary greatly. But the oldest private duty homecare agency in San Diego County stands ready to serve, offering a personalized approach so clients may remain at home in a safe and secure environment.

“Some people may just need us when they first return from surgery for a few days of help while they recuperate,” Salerno said. “Others may need care for a more extended period of time. If a spouse at home doesn’t know how to provide care when a nurse isn’t present, we train the family members.”

La Jolla Nurses Homecare assists patients with every type of disease and medical need, including respiratory and cardiac conditions, ALS, Diabetes, stroke, cancer, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia.

Their nurses also offer specialty types of patient care, including newborn care, nanny care and post-surgery care, including after-care for cosmetic surgery and orthopedic care, including knee replacement.

Salerno is following in the footsteps of her mother, Lorraine, who had the vision for La Jolla Nurses Homecare when she opened it in the Village almost 38 years ago. “My mother saw the need for private duty homecare in the community and opened her business on upper Girard Ave. in 1977,” Salerno said.

Although there are now several other home care agencies in La Jolla, what sets this agency apart is their tenure here; their expertise and their reputation as leaders in the home care industry.

Salerno, a La Jolla resident, teaches best practices to new homecare start-ups and is a nationally recognized speaker within the industry. The agency has also been honored with Employer Excellence awards from local colleges.

La Jolla Nurses Homecare, 2223 Avenida de la Playa, Suite 103, La Jolla. (858) 454-9339.

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