David A. Waddell
CEO, Owner

David, and his wife, Debbie started Home Care Assistance of Placer County in 2013 after David spent 30+ years in national and regional management positions in the mortgage industry. Early in his career he realized that the one thing he truly controlled was service. David set goals and standards that would ensure that he would outperform the competitors in service and set up standards to measure performance to ensure consistency. In order to provide great service David focused on recruiting excellent staff that were service oriented. He made sure that they were well trained, rewarded and recognized, which in turn resulted in a very high retention of these key contributors. David has used that experience in recruiting wonderful caregivers who have a passion for caring for others and giving them the additional training and recognition to insure that they have the best caregivers in their market.

He graduated from Brigham Young University in Organizational Communications. He volunteers in his church and the Boy Scouts of America. David and Debbie have four children and seven grandchildren and believe that family is more important than anything. In his spare time he enjoys mountain biking, scuba diving, and vacationing anywhere that has a beach.


Ryan Waddell
President, Owner

Ryan assisted Dave and Debbie with the initial start-up, but joined the company full-time in 2015. Prior to joining, Ryan spent 12 years in the real estate industry in various sales, marketing, and management roles. He has extensive experience in the financing, acquisition, disposition, marketing, and leasing of various types of real estate including office, industrial, retail, hospitality, and residential properties.

Throughout his career he has developed long lasting client relationships based on providing excellent customer service and building trust. Ryan has a unique ability to quickly understand what a client's need or problem is and provide and implement a solution. Ryan attended Brigham Young University and studied Facility and Property Management. He, and his wife Ashley, have four children. Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors, traveling to new places, and anything technology related.


Debbie Waddell
Vice President, Owner

Debbie has been caring for people all her adult life. Early on she was trained to be a surgical assistant and worked in hospitals assisting in all kinds of surgery. She was fascinated by the medical field and enjoyed helping surgeons improve the lives of so many. However, as her family grew she had the desire to be a full time mother and hung up her scrubs to raise her four children. She has always been very active in volunteering with everything her children were involved in including school, boy scouts, church, and sports. She has been the President of two volunteer organizations for youth and has dedicated countless hours helping to provide them with a solid foundation to build upon. She was also in a leadership position for an organization that focused on the needs of the elderly and made sure that they had friends, activities, and visits which helped to enrich their lives.

She currently is a volunteer at the Family Search Library in Sacramento and assists others with researching their ancestors. She also is co-chair of an annual Nativity Exhibit for our community in which over 500 nativities are displayed and various community choirs and musical groups perform.
Debbie enjoys spending her free time with her family and seven beautiful grandchildren.


Alicia Bain
Client Care Manager

Alicia started her journey with the elderly by spending time with her grandmother who taught her life's simplest gift is to show compassion to others. For 20 years she has made it a goal to provide the highest level of care, being an advocate for the elderly, and making a difference in their lives daily. She has worked with seniors that have been affected with a variety of conditions ranging from Alzheimer's, Dementia, Parkinson's, and end-of-life hospice care.

In 2015 Alicia achieved a long-term goal and attained her Residential Care For the Elderly License. She has been a team member of the Home Care Assistance since 2016. Communication and being a team player, along with establishing a professional relationship between the caregivers and clients, is key to ensuring that both are comfortable in our ability to provide the best care possible.


Alexis Griffin
Client Care Manager

Alexis Griffin grew up in the Woodland/Sacramento area. She graduated from Sacramento State with a Bachelor’s in Gerontology. Her experiences in college are what led her to this field that she truly enjoys. Working as an Activities Assistant at a local Skilled Nursing facility is what helped create a passion for helping older adults in our community. She also had a personal experience with a very close family member at the end of life that reminded her that no matter what stage in life people are in, everyone deserves to have quality of life and dignity.

She has experience in-home care, assisted living, independent living, hospice, skilled nursing, and other areas in the senior community. All of her experiences have created an understanding of all levels of care. She looks forward to working with her clients, their families, and learning about them to match them with our wonderful caregivers.


Rainier Ramiro
Recruiting Manager

For the last 15 years, Rainier has been in building relationships with people to help them achieve their goals. He started his career in the Bay Area where he learned that, in order to build a great team, he had to understand the needs of each individual. He realized very early that the work he does is not "one size fits all". Catering to each individual's needs is crucial to his success and the success of his team. He understands that he has been given the opportunity to better someone's life and does not take it for granted.

Those opportunities led him to the home care industry where he found a passion for recruiting. If you're looking for an opportunity to help someone in need and change their lives for the better, Rainier would love to meet you. His warm and welcoming smile is contagious and hard to miss!


Aminah Spear

Aminah Spear grew up in the Natomas/Sacramento area. She got her first exposure to caregiving while caring for a close family member through illness and end-of-life care. That ignited in her the desire for everyone to be treated with dignity at all stages of care. She has gained a wide range of experience, training, and certifications. From administration to patient services, to caregiving to nursing and phlebotomy, Aminah has focused her career on building the skills to help people be well and thrive.

Aminah brings to her role as a Recruiter extensive experience as a caregiver in a variety of settings. She also brings an eye for candidates who truly have a passion for caregiving. She looks forward to learning more about you, your goals, and how to be a resource for our caregivers and clients.