About Us

Top-notch Personalized Care

At A Passion for Care, we exist to help support you. Our caregivers provide top-notch personalized care and attention to our clients and their families. We are here for you at all times, anticipating and planning for your needs.

We understand what you’re going through, and our goal is to make this challenging time as comforting as possible. From periodic respite care, 24/7 live-in or hospice support, to personal care, we offer a variety of services tailored to each individual.

About Our Founder

Like many people in the senior care business, founder Pat Melzer was motivated by personal experience. After watching chronic conditions, dementia, and surgeries take over the life of her once very intelligent and lively mother-in-law, Pat saw the enormity of need for better in-home care. Drawing on her 23 years of experience in the computer industry, she decided to develop best practices to build an organization that provides truly excellent, personalized care.

She and her husband Roland have lived outside San Diego in the San Pasqual Valley for over three decades. She has two children who are grown professionals with two grandchildren. She enjoys traveling to, and visits from, family and friends throughout the year. While home in San Pasqual Valley, she and Roland enjoy their peaceful views and exploring their surrounding valleys.

Pat holds a certificate in Applied Gerontology from San Diego State University, is a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), a Home Health Aide (HHA), and completed the California certification program for Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCCFE) Administrator. Other certifications include Food Safety Manager and CPR for Health Care Providers. She is personally committed to ensuring your loved one receives the quality care they deserve.

Our Guiding Principles


We value our clients and are sensitive to every unique situation. We understand this decision is often a difficult and emotional one, so we strive to put ourselves in every family’s shoes. We treat clients and their families with the utmost respect, so we can be sure to provide the best care possible.


We tailor our services to every individual’s unique needs. Whether they require occasional companionship or around-the-clock assistance, A Passion for Care meets each client where they are, taking the time to add a personalized touch.

Safety / Comfort

Each client’s comfort and protection is our ultimate goal. Our purpose is creating safe, secure environments, so each individual feels relaxed and watched over in their own home. Their home is their “safe haven,” and as such, it is our calling to ensure they feel safe and secure at all times.

Reliability / Trust

We are reliable and trustworthy in everything we do. We desire for every client to feel complete trust in us and their caretakers. We are always here for our clients and their loved ones to offer a word of reassurance amid what can be a very difficult time, take a late-night phone call, drive them to the hospital, show up for them at their time of need, or even give a hug.

We’re Associated

We’re Proudly Associated With The Following Organizations

Meet Our Team

As our employees, each caregiver is licensed and receives ongoing training, has passed background checks, TB tests, and is bonded and insured. Each caregiver goes through an extensive orientation prior to each new assignment and 2has 4/7 care manager support.

Your care plan includes coordination with your extended care partners—whether they are physicians, pharmacists, family, friends, neighbors or faith community.

Together, we are your care team.

16486 Bernardo Center Dr, Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92128
Office Phone: 858-798-5005

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