About Our Expert & Caring Team

Why is our name Meridian? Meridian means “at the top “or “the best”, which describes the quality of our care. We strive for this standard everyday as we provide personalized care, guidance and support for a variety of your healthcare needs.


Eric Tucker, CEO - 1st Meridian Care Services

Eric Tucker has a business/marketing degree and over 25 years in the Healthcare Industry. After working for several Fortune 500 companies he has applied his immense business skills and experience to entrepreneurship in Healthcare.

Anyone that’s in the Homecare business in San Diego knows my name. I was the founding President of the American Board of Homecare in San Diego, Board member of the Regional Home Care Council for 10 years and member of the Senior Resource Council. I established and ran two of the most successful Senior Care provider organizations in San Diego for the past 15 years. I pride myself in being a hands-on , lead by example CEO. If you’ve ever worked with me, you know I’ll do everything in my power to resolve difficult problems, optimize outcomes, and follow up with personalized attention. As a strong supporter of many Healthcare charities , I’ve helped raise over 2 million dollars in our local community. I am fortunate to have a hard working, caring team of professionals at 1st Meridian Care Services. I look forward in meeting you personally and helping with a wide variety of your Healthcare needs.


Kym Kapalla RN, CCM, LCP

Kym Kapalla, RN CCM LCP has been working in the home care field since 1996. Working as a Senior Care Manager has given her the opportunity to provide a "Match Making Technique" necessary to place the right caregiver with her clients.

Throughout my career, I have focused on providing professional and highly trained care to older adults in their home as a geriatric nurse care manager. Based on over twelve-years of experience, I founded 1st Meridian Care Services with my vision of providing exceptional care, maximizing individual’s dignity, independence, quality of life, and working closely to communicate clearly with loved ones and medical providers. Our company provides professional and qualified caretakers who are chosen specifically for the full constellation of needs of the individual and family being served, no matter the complexity. As I would want for my own family, it is our company’s goal to meet your needs by maintaining consistency and professionalism of caregivers and support staff. We make the quality and meaningfulness of the life of those we serve our primary goal. Thank you for considering 1st Meridian Care Services.

Kym Kapalla, RN, CCM, LCP

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Home Care Association of America

American Board of Home Care Certified Employer

California Association for Health Services at Home

Better Business Bureau