New Wave Home Care

Providing Exceptional Care for Over 12 Years

When you choose New Wave Home Care Pasadena, you can rest assured that all of our efforts will be focused precisely where they should be: on providing exceptional care for you or your loved one. As a premier provider of non-medical private in-home care, we hold ourselves to a better standard of care—because we know that is exactly what we would want for our own loved ones.

New Wave Home Care is Locally Owned

If you are looking for locally owned and operated in-home care, look no further. New Wave Home Care is a locally-owned, in-home care agency. We are not a franchise or part of some huge corporation. We’re a locally-owned business in our neighborhood and that makes us unique! Almost all the rest are all either franchises or part of a large corporate setup.

We’re your neighbors and we care about making sure that those in our community receive quality care!

Why Families Choose Us for Home Care

Having serviced the San Gabriel Valley community since 2009, we have earned our reputation for providing compassionate care rooted in knowledge, integrity and trust. Here are just a few of the many reasons families choose us for their home care services:

Our Staff

Sam GopinathanFounder, CEO
Sam spent the first 22 years of his career as an executive for three Fortune 500 companies—including Ford Motor Company—but he decided his love for working with people outweighed the risk of leaving those Fortune 500s behind and he made the jump to non-medical home care.

To Sam, choosing home care services was a natural fit because it is so very close to his personal beliefs. Sam knows and respects his clients, not just as business clients, but as professionals and people. “These people were very successful in their day,” he says, and they often remind him of his own parents. “My parents are both retired, and it means a lot to them that I care about their genera­tion.”

With a background in Mechanical Engineering, Sam now turns his engineering mindset towards home care, perfecting the processes and protocols that his team uses to ensure exceptional service and satisfaction, as well as personally handling complicated insurance paperwork for his clients. For many families, freedom from the paperwork is a huge relief. Sam says clients “are always telling me how much they appreciate this. They are going through a difficult situation and appreciate not having to handle all the processing.”

Personally handling insurance paperwork is just one of the many ways Sam goes out of his way to add a personal touch for his clients. And it is these little touches that are helping New Wave Home Care of Pasadena grow.

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Royce Gilder
Royce Gilder’s 16 years of experience in the senior living and care business brings added expertise to the New Wave team. Throughout Gilder’s time working for multiple high-volume senior living facilities, his pioneering attitude and vision have contributed to business growth as well as increased staff and client satisfaction. In previous positions, his accomplishments include receiving the Sunrise Senior Living President’s Award, the highest available award given to Executive Directors to commend their operational excellence. He has also achieved status as a Certified Director of Assisted Living and a Certified Best Friends Master Trainer.

Gilder’s ability to maintain excellent management standards goes beyond the traditional facets of business management. As a contributor to the caregiving industry, he understands the impacts that his responsibilities have on the well-being of those receiving care. His work to increase business success at multiple senior living communities has also proven to increase customer satisfaction.

In his free time, Gilder enjoys spending time with Sandy, his wife of 26 years, and their two sons. He is a sports enthusiast and long-time Lakers superfan. He and his wife have an active lifestyle of their own. Together, they have completed 11 Susan G Komen walks, which requires walking 60 miles over the course of three days. This dedication has resulted in raising thousands of dollars towards breast cancer research. Gilder’s mentality is that of hard work and self-motivation for a greater good.

We love our work, and it shows in the fun, lively office environment we have. Feel free to stop by for a visit or pick up the phone and give us a call—we’re available round-the-clock. So, stop by and say, “Hi!” to our crew:

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Becky Happach
As a Business Development Manager for New Wave Home Care, Becky assists clients and their families with many years of experience in care management for home care, hospice, and retirement communities. We care for those with Dementia and Parkinson’s in addition to personal and companionship care. She is a resource for any senior care services with her network of referral sources.

At New Wave Home Care, we provide our clients with quality care that enables them to live happier, healthier lives at home. Our services are distinguished by the caliber of our caregivers, the responsiveness of our staff, and our expertise in Lifestyle Management. We embrace a positive approach to aging centered on the evolving needs of older adults.

She volunteers and serves as Past President of the USC/Verdugo Hills Hospital Women’s Council and serves on the Patient Family Advisory Board. She’s a past Regent of the DAR San Marino Chapter. She organized and lead the PRR-Profesionals Resource and Referal group.

She actively participates in the following organizations: End of Life Coalition, Fiduciary Roundtable of San Gabriel Valley, Financial Planning Associates, PFAC & ALCA,  MAPS, ProVisors-Pasadena 4, East Valley Women’s Affinity Group, Pasadena Estate & Succession Group, Senior and Special Needs Affinity Group, SSG-Senior Specialist Group, and Smart Women Smart Solutions ALIGN group.

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Anne BollmanRecruiting
Janet Baghdasarian
Janet BaghdasarianAccounting

Our Philosophy

With a caregiving philosophy rooted in dignity, respect, skill and compassion, we are committed to providing the best level of care to our clients. We know how important it is for our clients to retain their freedom and individuality, and we know what an important part of their lives our services become. That’s why we care for our clients as if they are family—and give them both the professional advice and the personal advice that we would give our own loved ones.

Why families choose New Wave Home Care care services:

We Train

We train our caregivers to meet the individual needs of each of our clients (as established by each client’s individual care assessment and personalized care plan).

We Train
We Follow

We Follow

We follow stringent oversight protocols. Not only do we regularly monitor the work of our own caregivers, our caregivers are tasked with closely monitoring how clients respond to medical treatment—in order to help you hold hospitals and care facilities responsible for the care of their clients.

We Help

We help our clients navigate insurance paperwork, providing free insurance verification and claims handling. Plus, for those clients who need assistance finding financial resources to pay for care, we can help.

We Help
We Work

We Work

We work to resolve problems promptly, and in a manner that works to uncover the root cause of the problem and provide a sustainable, long-term solution.

We Bridge

We bridge the gap between client, family and primary health providers. By ensuring that health regimes are followed and keeping lines of communication open between family and health providers, our caregivers help prevent miscommunication and mistakes.

We Bridge

We’re available 24 Hours a Day!

Call now to set up a FREE In-Home Assessment:

(888) 385-9898

Our Caregivers

Through an intense interview and screening process, we aim to hire only those who can provide the best care for your loved ones. Our best-in-class caregivers aren’t only chosen for their ability to provide skilled, compassionate non-medical in-home care, they’re also chosen for their ability to meet our exceptional professional and interpersonal standards. As part of our caregiver selection process, each candidate must:

  • Complete a rigorous screening process that includes competency testing, ethics and personality testing, and comprehensive background, reference and employment checks.

  • Prove their education and professional licensing standing.
  • Complete a comprehensive personal interview and full-scale orientation.

Only once candidates have proven themselves through this intense employment process are they invited to care for our clients. Once onboard, our caregivers:

  • Are bonded and covered by Worker’s Compensation Insurance.
  • Complete general and client-specific training. Given by our nurse, client-specific training is directly correlated to a client’s plan of care, ensuring that their caregivers are following the personalized care needs and preferences of each of our clients.
  • Get emergency training. Our caregivers are trained to understand and follow our emergency protocols. In addition, they can call our office 24/7 to reach staff person in the office for emergency assistance.

What Our Clients Say

I have been with New Wave for a little over a year now. The company has by far been amazing. Management seems to be on top of everything, and when ever I need something I can always get ahold of someone at the office, even after hours. The clients priority is number one here at New Wave, and they always try and make everyone feel safe and content knowing their loved one is well taken care of. It’s an honor to say that I work for such a heartwarming company.



Very professional company. They are always willing to help and available at anytime. Very friendly people in the office. They make you feel very comfortable and welcomed to their company. I like working for the company by far one of the best.



New Wave provides a fantastic staff support to the caretakers. Worked in many agencies before, and NW so far has been the best!



Good company to work for. They care about their clients and they make sure that they are taken care of.



I am really happy working with the New Wave Team: Tracy and Eliot. I am really pleased with them. They provide excellent communication and understanding. They’re GREAT dispatchers!



Love working with New Wave!



Very professional company. They are always willing to help and available at anytime. Very friendly people in the office. They make you feel very comfortable and welcomed to their company. I like working for the company by far one of the best.



Happy to be a part of New Wave Home Care team!



I love my job.



New Wave Home Care is an exciting & challenging company to work for. They are caring & loving to their clients. They provide ease, comfort & stability. We all work together as a team to give the best of our abilities to the company & our clients.



I am very happy to have this job. I have been working with New Wave for 10 years now and I look forward to continue working with you.



Working with New Wave Home Care has been a wonderful experience. I started with the company when Sam first opened and watching the company grow over the years. The Office staff is great, easy to talk with. Being part of the New Wave Home Care team is a pleasure.



Very happy to work with New Wave.



New Wave is very flexible and helpful when it comes to scheduling.



Working with New Wave has been a great experience for me, and I have got to know clients and family who left memories I will never forget. I have been with this company from almost the beginning and as time has passed they have offered growing benefits. I would recommend New Wave for those seeking to work in the elderly community, and have a compassion to do so.


Natasha, Caregiver/CNA

Professional Associations

We are a proud member of the following organizations:

  • CAHSAH (California Association for Health Services at Home)
  • HCAOA (Home Care Association of America)
  • PFAC (Professional Fiduciary Association of California)
  • FPA (Financial Planning Association)

  • Pasadena Breakfast Forum

  • Fiduciary Round Table of San Gabriel Valley

We are also very active in the San Gabriel Valley community. To learn more, visit our Community Section.

Affiliations, Accreditations, and Charitable Organizations