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Gerald Agustin

Blossom Ridge Home Health and Hospice

Member Since: 9 April 2018

EO Sacramento
Member Spotlight, Gerald Agustin

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I’m married to my college sweetheart, Janet. Janet is a businesswoman who owns and operates two Congregate Living Facility in Sacramento county. We met in 1994 and had our first son while still in college. We have two sons, Anthony 18 and Andrew 24. Anthony is an Army ROTC scholarship recipient and a freshman at UCSC. His older brother Andrew is an Army Non-Commission Officer stationed with the Special Operations Command, Civil Affairs in Fort Bragg.

Commissioned as an Active Duty 2nd lieutenant in the US Army. Spent a couple of years going through several specialty military schools; Ranger School, Airborne School, Air Assault Course, Scout Commanders Leadership Course and a few others. Sep 11, 2001 happened, and I was pulled out of training and sent directly to a 1st Cavalry Division in Fort Hood. Deployed to Afghanistan then Iraq from between 2003-2006 as a Scout Recon Commander. Spent over 15 months in Iraq, conducted over 350 missions in Bagdad and Sadr City and earned a Bronze Star. In 2008 I left active duty and joined the reserves until 2019 and retired as a Major.

In 2011, I was laid off when the pharmaceutical company I was working for lost their patent to one of their hypertensive drugs. My wife a few years prior, had already left corporate to start her own business. The layoff and her stable income allowed me to follow the road to entrepreneurship. We opened Blossom Ridge Home Health that same year and added Hospice a few years later. We employ licensed clinicians to include Registered Nurses, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Medical Social workers and Home Health Aides. We provide post-acute care, which means after a patient discharges from a hospital or skilled nursing facility we continue their skilled needs at home. This includes but not limited to wound care, gait training, physical rehab and medication management. We currently have over 200 employees with offices in Sacramento (main office), Stockton, Yuba City and Concord. In 2019 we cared for over 3000 patients in over 25 counties and during the COVID-19 pandemic we actively cared for COVID patients in both Home Health and in Hospice. We continue to grow and continue to look for innovative ways to care for patients. We are looking at new pillars of our business and expanding into telehealth and MD/NP house calls.

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