Amada North San Diego Coastal provides compassionate caregivers in Oceanside, Vista, Carlsbad, San Marcos, Leucadia, Encinitas and nearby communities.

Amada Senior Care San Diego

Fred and Janice Ehlers  
are the owners of Amada Senior Care San Diego, they have a true passion for helping both seniors and the families that love them feel confident in their safety and continued enjoyment of their lives. The north and coastal regions of San Diego are ideal places to retire, and Amada Senior Care has earned a reputation for providing peerless care and companionship to seniors in Oceanside, Carlsbad, Vista, Escondido, Encinitas, San Marcos, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Poway, La Jolla, and other communities in the area. For Fred and Janice Ehlers, their work through Amada San Diego is far more than a simple vocation: it’s a calling they are proud to answer on a daily basis. Janice says, “Both Fred and I have seen first-hand the way compassionate care improves not only the lives of the seniors we work with, but also the lives of their loved ones and the strength of their communities. We feel honored to provide such an invaluable service to our neighbors in the San Diego area.”

At Amada Senior Care San Diego, we strive to go beyond the normal tasks of home-care aides like housekeeping and meal preparation to make meaningful and lasting impacts on the lives of our clients and their families. We understand that we must first earn the trust of our clients before we can truly be of service to them, and the best way to do this is to offer sincere compassion and companionship. Once we understand a client’s unique needs and wishes, we look for ways to meet and exceed them.

Our ultimate goal is to enrich the lives of each client we work with on a daily basis. Whether this is accomplished through brewing the perfect cup of tea, a squeeze of the hand, or helping clients stay better connected with their families, the team at Amada San Diego is ready to help.


Amada caregivers are trained to provide assistance with
Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) like:



Residents and families in the Northern and Coastal San Diego areas have learned to trust Amada for the highest quality of personalized senior care. To be sure that we consistently meet the very high standards we have set for ourselves, we regularly conduct caregiver performance reviews and check in with our clients for updates and feedback. If you believe that you or a person you love in the San Diego area may benefit from our services, contact Amada Senior Care today for a free consultation.

Long-Term Care Insurance Support and Advocacy

Understand and Verify your Policy and Benefits
Even the most robust LTCi policy is only as useful as policyholders make it. Our LTCi Resource Center specialists can help clients review and understand their policies and verify their benefits to get the most mileage out of their plans.
Claims Processing and Paperwork Submission
Even a minor mistake on a long-term care insurance policy claim can present a significant delay in benefits. Let our experts help you with processing claims and other paperwork so you can begin to use your benefits as soon as possible.
Advocacy Phone Calls to Insurance Provider
At Amada San Diego, our staff have extensive experience working with LTCi companies, and this has led to a wide network of direct contacts with both insurance carriers and third-party administrators. We use these contacts to “cut the middle man” and personally advocate for our clients to ensure they receive the benefits and care they deserve.
Payment Monitoring and Assignment of Benefits
Once we review our clients’ LTCi policies and secure their benefits, we continue to help them manage these benefits. We work with each client to create a personalized care plan that helps them get the best care while making the most efficient use of their benefits. And since Amada is one of only a few companies able to directly bill insurance carriers upon clients’ request, our clients are able to enjoy all of the benefits of long-term care insurance with none of the hassles.

Our Commitment

At Amada Senior Care San Diego, we care deeply for our clients and their families and seek to enrich their lives by creating a nurturing and compassionate care environment. If in-home care is no longer the best option for seniors, we continue to support them to make sure they find the right community and enjoy a smooth transition. We would love to tell you more about the wonderful experiences our clients have with Amada San Diego!

“No matter what happens, our clients and their loved ones are always a part of our Amada family.”

Fred Ehlers is the Owner of Amada Senior Care San Diego, CA

Fred Ehlers, Owner.

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Truly exceptional

Approximately two months ago I had a surgical procedure requiring after care.I contacted Johnathan and set up a plan to take care of my anticipated needs.Then came the unexpected changes, regarding starting times and needed procedures.Amada Senior Care understood the situation and rescheduled the care required.The personnel provided were professional, caring and qualified. I can recommend Amada without reservation.

by Launa Cornell on Amada Senior Care Reviews
Great Company, So Caring

I have worked with Jonathan for several years and I am always confident when I refer seniors to him that they will get great care. Jonathon truly cares for each client and matches their needs to the care staff he provides to the seniors. Some just need companionship and others have care needs. He is also a resource to help you understand your Long Term Care Benefits. Be sure to call Jonathan if you need personalized senior care.

by Linda Hutchinson on Amada Senior Care Reviews

Our experience with Fred, Janice and their staff at Amada Senior Care has been wonderful!
Fred has been very patient and caring with all the different and changing needs for our Father over the past few years. He is always available to answer our questions and concerns, is organized, compassionate and professional. At this time our Father has three different wonderful caregivers that Fred made sure truly fit our Father's needs. We feel blessed to have Fred and the Amada Team helping us during this very difficult time in our Father's life and would highly recommend Fred and Amada Senior Care. Thank you for all your support!

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Senior Housing Referrals and Support

Many of our senior clients and their families hesitate to even consider the transition to a senior community because they have preconceived notions about a total loss of independence, feeling institutionalized, and prohibitive costs of residential care. After touring a few communities in the Northern and Coastal neighborhoods of San Diego with a member of the Amada team, however, these notions are quickly dispelled.

We have been helping seniors find the ideal living situation in and around San Diego for years, and we have relationships with many of the communities in this area. Our experience with referring clients to care communities coupled with our knowledge of our clients’ unique needs and personal interest in their well-being allows us to help them find the very best placement for them.

Because San Diego is such a sought-after retirement destination, we have a wide array of communities for our seniors to choose from. Do you want to be by the beach, or do you prefer a mountain view? Do you only want assistance when you ask for it, or would you feel more comfortable and safe in an environment that offers more support and medical services? Whatever you desire in the form of senior housing, San Diego has it—and we at Amada will guide you to it.

Since Amada has extensive experience with veterans’ programs, long-term care insurance, and other resources, we are also able to help our clients and their families find the best ways to pay for senior living.

Our goal is to guide families through every step of placement and transition processes with compassion, and we will be happy to help you explore options throughout the San Diego area such as:

  • Assisted living communities
  • Large and small communities
  • Independent living communities
  • Board and care homes
  • Adult family homes
  • Senior care homes
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Alzheimer/dementia communities

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BeClose: Technology with Heart

For so many years, we at Amada San Diego struggled to find the right compromise for seniors who were determined to remain independent and at home, and their families who worried for their safety. Now, those worries are no longer an issue, because Amada has partnered with the best technology developers to create our state-of-the-art BeClose home monitoring system.

With BeClose, families can keep a virtual eye on the seniors they love while the seniors can go about their daily routines as they always have. We offer an array of devices and monitors designed to keep seniors safe and comfortable, including automated thermostats and light switches, medication monitors, bed and fall alerts, and even low-profile security cameras. Each product in the BeClose system has been painstakingly designed to be unobtrusive yet easy to use and highly effective, and clients can customize their own package according to their unique needs and living situations.

the BeClose system is secure and private, and it provides selected loved ones with real-time updates about their senior’s daily activities and routines. This way, when a behavior pattern or routine changes, families can re-assess the situation before a small problem becomes a larger one.

For more information on Amada’s use of the latest technology to keep our clients safe, contact us for a free BeClose consultation.


 Another way Amada leads the senior care industry with technology is our online portal system, Transparent. This is a secure and simple way for families to interact with caregivers and get frequent updates on their loved ones.

Programs to Assist Veterans

Financial Aid for Veterans
Veterans Assistance Programs
We can help navigate your VA benefits
Financial Aid for America's Veterans

San Diego is notoriously a military town, so it’s no surprise that many of our Amada San Diego clients are either veterans or the spouses of veterans. What is surprising, though, is that so many eligible individuals are not making use of government benefits to help cover the costs of their care, such as the VA Aid and Attendance program. We at Amada have deep knowledge of this and other benefits, and can help our clients take full advantage of them. To learn more about Veteran’s benefits,Click here for a Free Veteran’s Care Needs Consultation.

Eligibility Requirements for VA Aid and Attendance Benefits:

1. Military Service
  • Veteran must have served at least 90 days of active duty, with at least one day during a period of war.
  • Veteran must not have been issued a dishonorable discharge.
2. Personal Care Needs
  • The applicant must need assistance with activities of daily living from another person.
  • These activities frequently include financial management, walking, bathing, eating, and hygiene.
3. Income
  • The majority of the applicant’s income must be spent on his or her care.
  • Up to an established national maximum, the amount of benefits awarded is dependent on the cost of care.
4. Assets
  • Applicant’s assets must not exceed a maximum established by the VA.
  • This maximum is determined by factors such as the applicant’s age, income, and need.
More on Aid and Attendance:

VA Aid and Attendance benefits are specifically to help wartime veterans and their surviving spouses pay for care. These benefits are also:

  • Tax exempt.
  • Paid directly to claimants by the government every month.
  • Not subject to repayment as long as eligibility is maintained.

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