At Everlight Care, our mission is to provide the best and most trusted non-medical home care, dedicated to the highest standards of integrity, respect and compassion while delivering the highest quality of care possible.
Everlight Care is locally owned and family operated and is committed to serving our local community. We live and work in the Central Valley and we know the people, the values, and the needs on a very personal level. Your community is our community and we are dedicated to making it a great place to age.
James Kendall, Founder
James has spent his entire career helping others who could not help themselves. James received his Master’s Degree in Social Work from California State University Fresno and has never stopped serving others. Over the years, James has worked in clinical settings, community settings and in administrative and management capacities. He has continually worked to improve the lives of those he encountered personally and professionally.
When his mother-in-law began to show signs of Alzheimer’s, James experienced the challenges families face when dealing with such a situation. He had many questions without many answers. After this experience, James knew he wanted to help others in the same situation and provide care to those in need. He wanted to provide the best service, using the best care givers, to ensure a worry free, quality, caring experience. James founded Everlight Care to inform and educate the community while providing quality in home care.
“Everlight Care is committed to education and the highest quality in home care experience.”
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Gina Kendall, Owner/Operator
Gina has over 25 years of work experience serving the aging and the disabled. Her extensive experience in care and management began as a Social Services Coordinator in skilled nursing facilities. While working in this capacity, she became aware of the need for, and the importance of, good, quality, home care. Gina worked with families to keep their loved ones home and avoid a return visit to the hospital. As she continued her career of service, she began working with the disabled population helping to expand and improve their independence throughout all aspects of life.
This combination of experiences has afforded Gina a unique view of the needs of the aging and the disabled and how to best serve those needs in a home setting.
Gina’s Central Valley roots run deep. She earned her BA degree from Fresno State in 1993 and has lived and worked in Fresno for the past 20 years. In addition to raising her family in Fresno, she is actively involved in her local church and is a volunteer for various local community organizations.
“Serving the aged and disabled in my community, making a difference, and helping people live full, safe, and active lives is a great honor.”
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Shireen Azamian, Administrator
As Administrator, Shireen will be responsible for all operational activities, company growth, and performance while maintaining the highest standards of integrity and care Everlight is known to uphold.
“I was attracted by the company’s philosophy to provide the best quality of service for our clients while walking them through the journey of aging. I am continually amazed at how involved Gina is with our clients and caregivers, and I want to continue to emphasize on our family connection here,” Shireen stated. “Everlight Care goes above and beyond for everyone we meet, because we believe in providing the best quality and most trusted in-home care in the Central Valley.”
Shireen Azamian comes to Everlight Care with over 6 years of healthcare experience and client care satisfaction. Most recently, Shireen worked as an Intake Coordinator for Healthy Living at Home. There, she conducted patient admissions, communicated with families and physician offices, and played an integral part within the referral/client relationship. This background has assisted Shireen with transitioning to her current position with Everlight Care.
“My goal as an Administrator is to better the community and make lasting relationships wherever I go. I look forward to expanding the agency over the next several months and I am passionate about advocating for the senior community.”
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Awards and Memberships
To stay abreast of current developments in our field, we stay actively involved in the following organizations:
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- Home Care Association of America
- Chamber of Commerce
- Better Business Bureau
- Approved Senior Network-Expert Rating