The people behind our home care


If you’ve been searching for a home care agency for your care or your loved one’s care, then you know there is a sea of sameness in the dozens of home care choices, making it difficult to actually choose one. And we know that can be frustrating.

At SYNERGY HomeCare we believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to live a purposeful, connected, and healthy life in their community. We apply this philosophy first and foremost with our own caregivers so they are inspired to provide exceptional care to our clients and their families. This may include supporting seniors to age successfully in their own homes, providing needed respite for family caregivers, or just being another set of helping hands when life becomes overwhelming.

We match our clients with skilled and trusted caregivers who have a calling to serve, and who we have trained and empowered to provide safe, quality care, and to elevate wellbeing through Exercise, Nutrition, Social Connection, and Communication.

Who we help

SYNERGY HomeCare focuses on non-medical home care for people of all ages. We provide companionship, homemaking, and personal care in the comfort of your home. We serve seniors looking to maintain a normal, healthy, active lifestyle. We are also available to serve the developmentally disabled, those suffering from debilitating illnesses and injuries, expectant mothers, and even to provide childcare services. We can also provide short-term help for those needing assistance after surgery or during recovery, or for transportation and care for outpatient procedures.

For special occasions, we can help your loved one get ready, take them to the function, and wait until they are ready to go home, and then take them home and get them settled back in.

We can relate to people who worry about their parents who live far away. We understand the challenges of staying in touch and knowing what’s happening with your parent. At SYNERGY HomeCare, we provide you with the communication and connection you need when you live a long distance from your loved one.

Where We Help

We will go where you need us. We can come to your home, to an assisted living facility, nursing home, and can provide one-on-on sitting services during hospital stays. We can help with hospital discharges, to ensure the client is taken home, settled in at home, has picked up all their medications at the pharmacy, has been fed, and is ready for us to leave them.

Our volunteer efforts cover participating in the San Francisco AIDS Walk, serving on the board of non-profit organizations, volunteering as coaches (3 of us in 3 different sports!), in the PTAs, in the classroom, various non-profit organizations, the San Francisco Food Bank, and even a local community theater company. This is not an exhaustive list! We give back to our community constantly.

Our Caregivers

Providing compassionate and high-quality caregivers is a personal priority for me. We personally screen and interview every single caregiver on our team. Our caregivers are all employees of the company, all registered Home Care Aides with the State of California, bonded and insured, have passed a national background check, are certified in CPR and First Aid, and are TB Tested. We only hire those caregivers that we would feel comfortable taking care of our own loved ones. After matching you with a caregiver, we will closely monitor the caregiving relationship, with phone and in-person quality visits.

Tom Nelson | Owner/President

I am so honored to serve the people in my community. I have a Master’s degree in Adapted Physical Activity (SJSU), and have served in several organizations helping to make a positive impact on seniors, adults, and children of all ability levels and dimensions of diversity.

Personally, home care has touched my life in a significant way. For a number of years I have relied on in-home caregivers to support my own parents, Bob and Darleen Nelson (both retired teachers from the Campbell/San Jose area), who have faced many of the mental and physical challenges that accompany aging. Although their caregivers were very nice people and met their basic needs, I always felt there was more that could be done to help seniors thrive in their own home. Following this experience, and many years helping people with various disabilities, I was compelled to start a home care business that serves everyone.

We have a wonderful, caring, and highly qualified team who are ready to help you and your family in your time of need.

Our promise to you: care that moves you

Life is in constant motion. From the time we smile our first smile, ride our first bike, find our first home or embrace our first grandchild, it just keeps moving. And a moving life is a full one. But sometimes, life can take a turn that slows us down, or even stops us in our tracks. That’s where SYNERGY HomeCare comes in. To keep the basic needs of your life effortlessly moving forward. So you can focus on what moves you and get the most out of every day.

We guide with purpose

We take a strong lead with a kind hand in what can be a stressful, uncertain time in your life. By charting an assured course and making certain that you and your family members understand what’s happening, we can keep you comfortable every step of the way.
Great care comes from confidence, and confidence is contagious. We know what we’re doing and we’re always striving to do it better. One of the things we do best is relate to people on a personal level. And when you do something well, it breeds confidence. In you, and everyone around you. That’s why our clients, employees and franchise owners are so confident, too.

How we do it:

  • We serve beyond the job description.
  • We approach the job with a sense of adventure and purpose.
  • We take ownership and responsibility over results.
  • We quickly spot new opportunities for improvement and act on them.

We know individual people have individual needs

What we do:

We listen and ask questions. That’s the best way to learn how to impact an individual’s life. That’s how we do it. And that’s why we are recognized as an organization that shows an unwavering commitment to understanding people’s needs and providing the care option that best adapts to those needs. This is how we keep you and your life moving forward by being intuitively personal.

How we do it:

  • We approach every encounter with compassion, personality and positive energy.
  • We inspire others through words.
  • We are curious. We ask questions and listen to what’s unspoken.
  • We help you set goals. We make you feel as though we are walking with you on your care journey.


Life moves in one direction – forward. No matter your circumstances, SYNERGY HomeCare steps in with effective, comforting, life-affirming care that moves people emotionally and physically forward, from personal assistance and companionship to live-in and even family caregiver respite. We provide full support for fuller lives. Ultimately, we create a feeling of forward momentum, not just in lives but also in the home care industry.

Whether you’re a high-octane octogenarian who just needs a hand, someone confined to bed who needs a little more help, or a person dealing with lifelong disabilities who needs someone to walk beside them on their journey, we’re here to care with whole hearts and open arms.

We know you have questions. And we have answers. When the time is right for you, we would be honored to speak with you. We listen!