About Us

Canaan Home Care is a family owned, not for profit organization and is at the forefront of the home care industry. Canaan Home Care offers the highest level of care. Since 1982, Canaan has been delivering the highest level of home care in our community. We are here to help! For this reason, we have created the CANAAN CARES FOUNDATION, a non-profit 501©(3) group, which helps fund research and care options for elderly and disabled individuals. A portion of every dollar we make goes to the Canaan Cares Foundation.

About Canaan Home Care

Canaan Home Care has a deep history of community service and caring for our neighbors. We are one of the oldest home care companies in the industry and we provide the absolute best caregivers at the most affordable rates. All caregivers are employed by Canaan Home Care and are fully licensed, bonded, and insured. All caregivers are thoroughly screened, including Live Scan background check, in-person interviews, behavioral screening, and skill-based examinations.

We use a portion of our proceeds to fund a non-profit, 501(c)(3), The Canaan Cares Foundation, which helps fund research and care options for elderly and disabled individuals.

We understand the challenges families can face. If you or your family are dealing with conditions such as dementia, cancer, multiple sclerosis (MS), Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), diabetes, COPD, or geriatric care, we are here to help. We are committed to providing the absolute best care in the industry.

Whether you are looking for respite care, hourly, or 24/7 care, we are your best option and provide a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Furthermore, if you have questions about insurance or veterans benefits (VA Benefits), we can help at no charge. We look forward to getting to know you and assisting you and your family however possible.

Our Values

We are a mission-based organization focused on providing the best care options at the most affordable rates in the industry. We disclose our financial information. We use our proceeds to fund our charity, the Canaan Cares Foundation, which funds research and care options for elderly and disabled individuals.

Canaan Home Care is a preferred provider for many Long-Term Care Insurance companies. We can work on your behalf with the insurance company to get coverage established quickly. We gladly accept checks and credit cards, and we’re happy to work with you or your financial professional to create custom year-end reporting for tax purposes.

Our Commitment to Caring and Compassionate Care

Canaan Home Care Value Guarantee
Your satisfaction is guaranteed. We are the only company we know of that guarantees your satisfaction and discloses its financial information. Caregivers generally make 10-15% more with Canaan Home Care than they do with other companies and our rates are generally 10% less expensive than our competitors. We guarantee you won’t find a better-qualified caregiver at a better hourly rate and you are not locked into any long-term contracts.

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Our Story

Our founder, Christopher Jenkins, grew up in New Canaan, Connecticut, a small town where he learned about caring for neighbors. Christopher was also deeply influenced by his grandparents, the late Reverend George and Louise Brown, to always care for others and to live a life of social impact.

In 2001, Christopher and his wife, Susan, welcomed their first daughter, Allison, into the world. Soon after Allison’s birth, it was evident that she had developmental and medical complications. At the time Christopher was managing a technology company and decided it was time to step down and focus on Allison and the family.

Through personal experiences, Christopher has learned both the joys and challenges of providing 24/7 care to a vulnerable loved one and the importance of finding experienced, compassionate, and affordable care. Chris’s experience as a parent formed the bedrock of our shared values and mission-oriented family business.

We love hearing what others say about Canaan Home Care. Read our testimonials and find out what they think!
Our mission is to keep you and your loved ones living happily and safely at home. View all of our services to see how we can help your family!

The Team

Sylvia Nestorov (OC, LA)

My career has always been centered upon the goal of serving others. I have a degree from Columbia University and have spent most of my professional career in NGOs and government agencies focused on helping others – whether working for Mayor Bloomberg’s Office in NYC, or as a community facilitator between local businesses and government agencies in Europe. Improving the lives of people has been the primary impetus for all my professional decisions. Today I serve as a Sales and Marketing Director at Canaan with the goal of making our mission known to the larger community – as the premier Home Care company in California. I feel I am lucky to do what I love – helping people. Personally, I am an avid runner, tennis player, and skier, speak five languages (learning more), and love reading about history.

Alex Riegle (OC, LA)

Alex has had a passion for healthcare and helping others since he was young. It was while spending a year in recovery from a life-threatening accident that he realized that he wanted to dedicate his life to helping others recover from similar circumstances. This lead to Bachelors and Masters degrees in exercise physiology where he focused on physical therapy and fitness for seniors with chronic disease and injuries. After more than 5 years of running a small business as an exercise physiologist, he found a new passion in home care where he felt his experience, education, and disposition put him in a position to excel while helping those that need it most. Alex lives in Laguna Niguel with his wonderful bride, two amazing little boys, and black lab named “Bunker”. When he’s not at work you can find him with his family either on the golf course, at the beach, or in the mountains.

Jennifer Marshall (SD)

Jennifer Marshall is Canaan Home Care’s Director of Operations. She has been a part of the Canaan team since 2014 where she has enjoyed being able to foster her passion for helping people. After beginning her career in the agriculture industry, Jennifer loves the challenges and rewards of working in the home care industry. She has a love for matching our wonderful caregivers with families in need and helping families to navigate caring for an aging or disabled loved one. Jennifer graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor’s degree in Equine Science and Business Administration. She has a love for people and animals. When she is not helping Canaan’s clients, she can be found enjoying the outdoors, riding horses and spending time with her husband and two children.

Suzette Brantley (SD)

Taking care of others is my calling. I started helping others as a child in my church nursery. Ever since, I have been a caregiver for many years, first to my family and then to others. Taking care of others is what I do and making a difference in peoples’ lives fulfills me. I work as a caregiver and an administrator at Canaan Home Care. I choose to work at Canaan because here we are dedicated to the highest quality of care and to helping people in any situation. In my rare spare time I love to hike and camp.

Belinda Razon (SD)

Belinda is a Community Liaison, matching loved ones and families with the best professional caregivers in San Diego County. Her circles of influence include private homes, retirement communities, hospitals, skilled nursing, private practices, home health and hospice. Belinda holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration on Marketing. She develops strong relationships in the community with her background in corporate banking, market research, healthcare consulting, hospice marketing and now home care. In the last decade, she has honed her career path on the complexities of Health, driven by the personal yet common experiences of caring for aging parents. In Belinda’s spare time, she enjoys volunteering at church, cooking, and traveling to various sites and cities with family and friends.

Learn More About Canaan Home Care

If you wish to learn more about our agency, give us a call at the office nearest to you.

Newport Beach: 949-234-0085

Rancho Santa Fe: 858-764-2663

Torrance: 213-254-3833

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