Company en About Our Expert & Caring Team <span property="schema:name">About Our Expert &amp; Caring Team</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2018-09-05T23:09:53+00:00">Wed, 09/05/2018 - 04:09</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="pull-right field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img class="img-thumbnail img-responsive" src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/d8/thumbnail/page/1st-meridian-care-services-office-staff.jpg?itok=vdfVlB7m" width="480" height="320" alt="1st Meridian Care Services" title="1stMeridianCareServices" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p class="lead">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.</p> <hr /> <h2>CEO</h2> <p><img alt="Eric Tucker, CEO - 1st Meridian Care Services" class="img-thumbnail align-left" data-aos="fade-right" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="3311a9ea-a50f-4ec6-baf7-b23cc32d3836" id="" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/ceo-eric-tucker-1st-meridian-care-services_1.jpg" title="" /></p> <p><strong>Eric Tucker</strong> 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.</p> <p>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.</p> <hr /> <h2>President/Founder</h2> <p><img alt="Kym Kapalla RN, CCM, LCP" class="img-thumbnail align-right" data-aos="fade-left" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="ae6f6ff9-3de1-4d3b-92f9-bdec871db125" id="" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/kym-kapalla-rn-ccm-lcp.jpg" title="" /></p> <p><strong>Kym Kapalla, RN CCM LCP</strong> 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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>Sincerely,<br /> Kym Kapalla, RN, CCM, LCP</p> <hr /> <h2>Office Staff</h2> <p><img alt="1st Meridian Care Services Office Staff" class="img-thumbnail" data-aos="zoom-in" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="5f25de0e-5554-4e21-8632-2e7486035b12" id="" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/1st-meridian-care-services-office-staff.jpg" title="" /></p> <hr /> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-3 text-center"> <p><img alt="Home Care Association of America" class="" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="46d78b28-00d2-47e3-a493-a80e7724a8e8" id="" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/HCAOA-Logo-square.png" title="" /></p> </div> <div class="col-sm-3 text-center"> <p><img alt="American Board of Home Care Certified Employer" class="" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="431ee331-15bb-4676-813c-98000759c112" id="" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/american-board-of-home-care.png" title="" /></p> </div> <div class="col-sm-3 text-center"> <p><img alt="California Association for Health Services at Home" class="" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="a3439bbc-8131-4f92-94a3-7d6500871831" id="" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/CAHSAH.png" title="" /></p> </div> <div class="col-sm-3 text-center"> <p><img alt="Better Business Bureau" class="" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="daed2caa-fc93-40f5-af04-5b6ffbbb1dfe" id="" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/bbb-logo-verticle_0.png" title="" /></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 05 Sep 2018 23:09:53 +0000 admin 5 at Our Mission <span property="schema:name">Our Mission</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2018-09-05T22:26:51+00:00">Wed, 09/05/2018 - 03:26</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="pull-right field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img class="img-thumbnail img-responsive" src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/d8/thumbnail/page/ceo-eric-tucker-1st-meridian-care-services.jpg?itok=W1H_EGD4" width="300" height="251" alt="1st Meridian Care Services Mission" title="Erick Tucker, CEO" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><h2>Home Care • Home Health • Placement</h2> <p>At 1st Meridian Care Services, we prioritize compassion. Our mission is to provide peace-of-mind for our clients and their families as they make the transition to compassionate care in the comfort and safety of their own home. Our high quality, skilled caregivers, coordinators and placement agents take the time to listen and truly understand the needs and concerns of our clients and their families. Working together, we help to create a customized care plan that blends particular care needs and long term health goals through focused physical and emotional support. Our unique system allows us to promote the highest quality of life possible.</p> <p>As a local, nurse owned Home Care, Home Health, and Placement agency, we are invested in the livelihood and well-being of our San Diego neighbors, their family, and friends. With over 40 years of combined experience in the Home Care field, we have the knowledge and resources to handle any situation. Nothing should prevent you from receiving the care that you deserve. Call us today to speak with a specialist.</p> <hr /> <div class="embed-responsive embed-responsive-16by9"><iframe allow="autoplay; fullscreen" allowfullscreen="" class="embed-responsive-item" frameborder="0" height="360" src="" width="640"></iframe></div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 05 Sep 2018 22:26:51 +0000 admin 4 at Testimonials <span property="schema:name">Testimonials</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2019-03-29T19:46:52+00:00">Fri, 03/29/2019 - 12:46</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="pull-right field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img class="img-thumbnail img-responsive" src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/d8/thumbnail/page/1st-meridian-care-services.jpg?itok=Mfv_y23d" width="480" height="333" alt="1st Meridian Care Services Testimonials" title="1st Meridian Care Services Testimonials" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>1st Meridian Care provides excellent quality home health care! I needed in-home Physical Therapy out of the hospital after a total hip replacement and the PT, Scott, was at my home within a matter of a couple days. He helped establish a foundation for successful rehab and he guided me in the right direction on my road-to-recovery. Scott checked-in with me when I started out-patient PT with another provider. The entire team at Meridian genuinely cared about my well-being and they make me feel like we are all family! Thanks again 1st Meridian for bridging the gap for my PT needs!</p> <p><a href=";sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwjlx9S9kKjhAhV1IDQIHb5HCDAQvvQBegQIARAV" target="_blank">Matthew Nelson</a></p> <hr /> <p>My experience with meridian home care is nothing short of wonderful. The staff is so nice and very welcoming. Ive had an amazing experience with all staff. But particularly Vanessa Diaz, Brianna, And Mike have all been so helpful. The entire staff is great. The clients are sweet and charming. And the relationships between staff and clients is so sweet to watch. Everyone is so compassionate and respectful. Its a wonderful company to be apart of!</p> <p><a href=";sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwjlx9S9kKjhAhV1IDQIHb5HCDAQvvQBegQIARAd" target="_blank">Letty Roberts</a></p> <hr /> <p>I very happy to be part of your staff as a Care Giver. My daughter invite me. I had a previous experience with other company. The experience I have had so far with Meridian, has been real first class. I always find the help that I need, including training. People are most helpful and ready to be by my side. Even in very difficult cases. I look forward to to developing a good career with you.</p> <p><a href=";sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwjlx9S9kKjhAhV1IDQIHb5HCDAQvvQBegQIARAl">Jorge Castillo</a></p> <hr /> <p>As a provider who has been with this company for almost three years I wanted to say how amazing they are. They go above and beyond for their employees and their clients. They are very personable, attentive and caring. They have met my every request with understanding and solution right at hand and I am so grateful to them for that. And the care they provide to patients is outstanding, they care about them as their own family would. I can not say enough how great they are and how lucky I am to be a part of the team. I highly recommend them to anyone who needs care or is looking to provide care.</p> <p><a href=";sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwjlx9S9kKjhAhV1IDQIHb5HCDAQvvQBegQIARAt">Tina Minaeva</a></p> <hr /> <p>Super caring for both clients and caregivers. I am super grateful for having an opportunity to work with Meridian. From the coordinators to the administrators, they work so well making this a great environment for everyone at meridian. If you are looking for care, or a job position, HIGHLY recommend choosing Meridian :)</p> <p><a href=";sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwjlx9S9kKjhAhV1IDQIHb5HCDAQvvQBegQIARA1">Larissa Moreno</a></p> <hr /> <p>Meridian is an amazing company to both it's clients and employees. The staff is very helpful and they have flexible hours for employees that have other things going on like school. Although there are many employees, the staff never fails to address everyone’s concern in a timely manner. They also host fun events for the holidays!</p> <p><a href=";sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwjlx9S9kKjhAhV1IDQIHb5HCDAQvvQBegQIARA8">Isa Monsanto</a></p> <hr /> <p>Among the Home Care agencies that I have worked for in the past, 1st Meridian Care Services is one of the best. They often have work for their caregivers. Twelve hours shifts, eight hours shifts and short shifts, 1st Meridian has it all! The Schedulers also work with your availability.<br /> <br /> Miss Brianna Martin Del Campo and Mr. Michael Christati have leadership skills that make it easy for them to manage their work as schedulers, even with our diverse professional background. And Mrs Mimi Moore has a selfless attitude in the work that she does as a Human Resource representative. Thank you for all your time and effort!</p> <p><a href=";sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwjlx9S9kKjhAhV1IDQIHb5HCDAQvvQBegQIARBD">Helen Sunney</a></p> <hr /> <p>I love working for this company. Im at military wife,and my husband is deployed, and the coordinators are always so willing to work with me around my availability. Brianna and Vanessa are always so sweet! Great place to work for.</p> <p><a href=";sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwjlx9S9kKjhAhV1IDQIHb5HCDAQvvQBegQIARBL">Brandi Thomas</a></p> <hr /> <p>Wonderful company to work with. Professional, friendly, and timely schedulers. Vanessa does a great job answering calls and always trying to work with my availability.</p> <p><a href=";sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwjlx9S9kKjhAhV1IDQIHb5HCDAQvvQBegQIARBS">Martha Besong</a></p> <hr /> <p>This is an amazing and highly professional company i have worked for other homecare companies and none of them made me feel like I matter. They make sure I am comfortable with the clients I am assigned to. I have a 6 year old daughter who is a lot in and out of the hospital due to a health condition and 1st Meridian are very understanding and flexible to my schedule. The coordinators Vanessa Diaz and Mike Christati and as well Sophia Muniz they are amazing thank you guys for being so understanding and flexibile I really appreciate everything.</p> <p><a href=";sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwiV7J2IlajhAhWBKn0KHdPdDv0QvvQBegQIARAD">Miriam Hernandez</a></p> <hr /> <p>In my 17 years of being a caregiver I have worked for many agency’s but 1st Meridian is the most outstanding company I have ever had the opportunity to work for ! Not only do they have total respect for each and every one of their caregivers but they are incredible with the clients they work with . They have numerous jobs each &amp; every day that keep all caregivers very busy ! They also offer classes to constantly keep their caregivers well educated on the care of the client they are taking care of .</p> <p>Can’t say enough about 1st Meridian Care Services ! They are amazing!</p> <p><a href=";sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwiV7J2IlajhAhWBKn0KHdPdDv0QvvQBegQIARAL">Linda Ross</a></p> <hr /> <p>So excited to be employed by such an amazing team of people !!!! Best place to send your loved ones !!!</p> <p><a href=";sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwiV7J2IlajhAhWBKn0KHdPdDv0QvvQBegQIARAT">Lyndsey Dawn</a></p> <hr /> <p>Meridian is a great company to work. Vanessa Diaz is a wonderful care coordinator who provides flexible hours for the care givers.</p> <p><a href=";sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwiV7J2IlajhAhWBKn0KHdPdDv0QvvQBegQIARAa">Rahma Hussein</a></p> <hr /> <p>Our goal at Meridian Home Care is to provide our patents with friendly companionship. To care for them with compassion and respect to.</p> <p><a href=";sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwiV7J2IlajhAhWBKn0KHdPdDv0QvvQBegQIARAh">Sonya Byrd</a></p> <hr /> <p>They are a very warm personnel, everyone is friendly and helpful. Kudos to Vanessa Brianna Mimi Mike Andrea Austin Lynn and Charles they are fabulous people!!</p> <p><a href=";sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwiV7J2IlajhAhWBKn0KHdPdDv0QvvQBegQIARAo">Leah Vergara</a></p> <hr /> <p>Meridian is the best if you are a caregiver looking for employment. Vanessa Diaz is the lead care coordinater and is great at keeping the caregivers busy with work. The care coordinators on each case are all very helpful and approachable.</p> <p><a href=";sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwiV7J2IlajhAhWBKn0KHdPdDv0QvvQBegQIARA3">Jo Simon</a></p> <hr /> <p>Wonderful company to work for.... I have worked for this company for over 8+ years. Kym the owner is a fantastic employer.. I highly recommend this company for employment and for care giving for your family...</p> <p><a href=";sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwiV7J2IlajhAhWBKn0KHdPdDv0QvvQBegQIARA_">Julie Milocco</a></p> <hr /> <p>I work for meridian and they are a great company to work for the staff is kind and very helpful I highly recommend if you are interested in being a caregiver.</p> <p><a href=";sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwiV7J2IlajhAhWBKn0KHdPdDv0QvvQBegQIARBG">Erica Stingley</a></p> <hr /> <p>This is a wonderful company to work for all the staff are helpful when you need help.Just to name a few if you need the best warm hugger in town Get it from Laura and Ana and if you need help with your time sheet ask Asia and Sophia i don't want to forget anyone Lynn Vanessa, Brianna, Austin, Mike, Andrea are all wonderful coordinators so this is the place to work.</p> <p><a href=";sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwjd37HFlqjhAhV0FTQIHXYmCyoQvvQBegQIARAD">Betty Russell</a></p> <hr /> <p>I love this company. Vanessa Diaz She’s awesome. ????????</p> <p><a href=";sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwjd37HFlqjhAhV0FTQIHXYmCyoQvvQBegQIARAL">Liz D</a></p> <hr /> <p>I need to extend my appreciation to all members and staff of 1st Meridian care services for giving me opportunity to work with company for some time ... it has been great working with this schedulers eg Brianah ,Micheal Christian , Vanessa, to mention but a few it has been grate pleasure...for me as CNA to have learnt a lot from the people mentioned above .....long live 1st meridian Care services.</p> <p><a href=";sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwjd37HFlqjhAhV0FTQIHXYmCyoQvvQBegQIARAS">Front Buka</a></p> <hr /> <p>Thank goodness I found Meridian! We had some bad experiences with other companies. They have a very professional yet comforting demeanor. Wonderful caregivers!</p> <p><a href=";sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwjd37HFlqjhAhV0FTQIHXYmCyoQvvQBegQIARAa">Victoria Woody</a></p> <hr /> <p>As a caregiver, we enter peoples domain when it is one of the most difficult times of their lives. The anxiety can be at it's highest. Assisting the sick/dying with compassion &amp; sincerity on a daily basis will come with extremes at times. As well as drain your emotions.</p> <p>Meridian staff at our corporate office understands that; voices their appreciation thru "text blasts" Knowing there is ALWAYS someone there to pick up the phone is important. Whether its cheerful helpful Laura, or one of our schedulers/coordinators, they are there to help.</p> <p>Sophia, Vanessa, Brianna, Charles, Lynn, Andrea Thank You!.</p> <p>The ladies in paroll who work so hard figuring out time sheets &amp; "weekly notes" Ana, Asia, &amp; whoever else I haven't met yet. Thank you.</p> <p>Our sister-company who employees C.N.A's, nurses, like Tiffany who is a true team player in every sense of the word &amp; is doing it for all the right reasons. Thank you.</p> <p>As any company grows, it goes thru growing pains. I hope any negative people understand that. We continue to hire, as our reputation has grown positively, we do our best to attract quality caregivers. We are multi-ethnic because that's who lives in our wonderful state of California. Because our standards are high is when we have had no one to cover the shift. You would not want just a warm body showing up. Please understand that. We care about your loved one too.</p> <p><a href=";sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwjd37HFlqjhAhV0FTQIHXYmCyoQvvQBegQIARAh">Sheila Sanchez</a></p> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 29 Mar 2019 19:46:52 +0000 admin 61 at Location <span property="schema:name">Location</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2018-09-27T01:34:11+00:00">Wed, 09/26/2018 - 06:34</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="pull-right field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img class="img-thumbnail img-responsive" src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/d8/thumbnail/page/1st-meridian-care-services-company-location.jpg?itok=DxJ5wtpn" width="480" height="319" alt="1st Meridian Care Services Location" title="1st Meridian Care Services Location" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><div class="embed-responsive embed-responsive-16by9"><iframe allowfullscreen="" class="embed-responsive-item" frameborder="0" src="!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d107316.23818147717!2d-117.17871042922964!3d32.80200383504397!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x80dbfe36ebd7f44d%3A0xffabc6c06c07a848!2s4545+Murphy+Canyon+Rd+%23204%2C+San+Diego%2C+CA+92123!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1538012155202" style="border:0"></iframe></div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 27 Sep 2018 01:34:11 +0000 admin 54 at