About UsOur family caring for yours since 1975

 About Help Unlimited

"Our family is committed to going the extra mile, exceeding your expectations to provide exceptional client care."

Our History

Help Unlimited was founded in 1975 by Gayle and Jack Bertsch, and remains a family-owned and operated business. We have grown over the years to meet your needs while maintaining our mission and commitment to personalized, affordable and consistent care.

Our commitment is to provide exceptional service to you by an outstanding, competent and caring staff. We will be there doing our best by and for you, like a trusted family member.

“When we first started, Jack and I did all the work as a team. We were willing to do whatever was needed and kept prices affordable. We felt (and to this day, feel) that we wanted to provide people with solutions to make their lives better. In just a short time, we were asked by a hospital to provide a great live-in companion and soon were being called by other hospitals… which over time and attention to excellence, developed into a thriving companion/caregiver business. Since that time, we have expanded our services to include professional skilled nursing services through Help Unlimited HomeCare."

The Help Unlimited Timeline

  • 1975 - Started the first office of Help Unlimited in our home
  • 1983 - Opened professional location serving personal care needs in Ojai, California
  • 1987 - Opened our second office in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1992 - Obtained California license and Medicare Certification for Home Health
  • 1995 - Moved office Personal Care Services and Home Health offices to Ventura
  • 1996 - Established Seattle, Washington office
  • 2001 - CHAP Accredited
  • 2008 - Started Help Unlimited Staffing Services
  • 2010: Help Unlimited celebrates 35th anniversary
  • 2014: Mission Home Health acquired the home health division, enabling Help Unlimited to focus 100% on private duty care.
  • 2015: Help Unlimited celebrates 40 years in business
  • 2016: Help Unlimited received special Congressional Recognition for outstanding and invaluable service to the community.
  • 2018: Help Unlimited adds even more value to their clients by powering their 43 years of experience with the cutting-edge technology of The Honor Care Network.

Core Values

At Help Unlimited we believe in doing the right thing...not just when it is convenient, but all the time. We believe that doing the right thing is at the core of a great family, a great business, and a great life.
We share the core values of:

  • Customer Service
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Comfort
  • Being the solution
  • Engaging in continual improvement.
  • Smiling and having fun!