GOLDEN YEARS HOME CARE

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GOLDEN YEARS Home Care Story

Our Story

Home Care in California

Passionate About Seniors

Providing Home Healthcare for 26 Years

Golden Years In-Home Senior Care was founded by Ken and Carrie Ballard. Their passion for providing compassionate quality care for seniors began years ago, when they assisted in the operations of their family’s home care facilities. It was there, they realized their life long calling. Even at a young age, they both knew caring for seniors was what they wanted to do. This was long before home healthcare started to grow.

After assisting in the family care business and learning how best to relate to the needs of seniors, Ken and Carrie took the first step in fulfilling their dream. In 1996 they opened their first state licensed facility, and called it Golden Years Guest Home. Although they had family to go to for advice, the family didn’t help much. “At first it was really tough; our family believes you’ve got to prove you have what it takes to stand on your own two feet. Thankfully, with my wife at my side, we had four feet. We can laugh now, but we weren’t laughing then. Early on, we had some very difficult cases. As a matter of fact, the first senior we cared was suffering from the effects of bone cancer. We literally had to help this elderly man with all of his daily living needs, 24 hours a day. It was tough, but we loved every minute of it,” recalls Ken.

Our Early Challenges in Senior Healthcare

Ken and Carrie opened their hearts to every senior that knocked on their door, literally reaching out to every senior that asked for their assistance. As new clients came in, Ken and Carrie would get to know them on a personal level. This included determining the seniors care needs, and if possible, helping them rehabilitate. However a growing trend became apparent; adults desiring to have their aging parents and loved ones “age in place” in the comfort and familiarity of home. Senior centers, senior citizen homes, assisted living facilities and skilled nursing facilities increasingly became less desired. Their environments were seen as institutional, impersonal and highly expensive.

Yet this trend also created new challenges. “How can mom remain at home, with safety and companionship?” “How can I take care of my parents, yet still work and care for my kids at the same time?” These were some of the many questions soon being asked. California and local governments also had to “catch up” with how to address new challenges with this changing legal environment.

In effect, many seniors who came to Golden Years to stay, found themselves going home after rehabilitation. “Every senior we helped get better was so happy. They would tell us how beautiful our home was and how much they appreciated our heart-felt care and then ended up going home,” said Carrie.

Senior Care Leading to Home Healthcare

As Ken and Carrie’s reputation for rehabilitation spread, Golden Years became known as one of the top senior homes in the Sacramento area. As a result, in 1998, Ken and Carrie opened Golden Years Guest Home II. In the years to follow, many more seniors came to stay, but only long enough to rehabilitate. “It took a while for us to realize we had a gift. When people move from their own home and come to a care home to live, it’s because they have made a decision to stay there permanently. Then, it finally hit us. These seniors really don’t want to leave their home and move to another place, no matter how nice it is. Why don’t we take our services to them so they don’t have to leave the comfort of their own home?” said Ken.

This created a new opportunity that would forever change the face of localized, personalized home healthcare. And Golden Years In-Home Senior Care services were born.

Transforming the Sacramento Area’s In Home Care

Throughout the past 20 years, our knowledge and expertise of home healthcare has refined and grown. We opened up offices and hired staff in Elk Grove, Roseville and serving Lincoln Sun City Del Webb. And as California’s senior care regulations and environment changed, we were able to adapt and develop. Now Golden Years is the #1 locally owned, family operated senior home healthcare provider throughout the region.

Since then, Ken and Carrie have expanded their care services by opening Golden Years In-Home Senior Care, a subsidiary of Golden Years Home Care Solutions Inc. Today, Ken and Carrie provide the same great care to seniors as before, but now, they send Care Specialists to the home of the senior. As one would expect, Ken, Carrie, and the Care Team they have assembled, has achieved the same great results assisting seniors at home. With over 40 years combined experience, and having assisted hundreds of seniors, Ken and Carrie’s reputation has made them one of the best in-home care agencies in the Sacramento and surrounding area. To date, they have the most five star client testimonials for the areas they service, and are currently in the process of expanding into other cities.

Golden Years: the obvious choice for California long term care

How can you be sure you're making the best choice for your loved one's care? Let us show you.

Care Facilities VS. In-Home Care

With assisted living centers increasing costs, along with a growing disdain for the rigid feel of some nursing homes and senior living complexes, the majority of seniors prefer to remain at home. There are many benefits, including:

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Significantly lower costs than assisted living centers
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Unparalleled comfort of home and familiar surroundings
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Easier for family members to connect and stay in touch
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Up to 40% lower costs than hospitals after procedures
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Up to 70% lower readmission rates after procedures
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Unlike other forms of care, home care reduces stress
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But why choose Golden Years In-Home Senior Care?

I'm glad you asked. Here's a few reasons why...

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24/7 Live In Care Available
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Family Owned and Operated
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Nurse Supervised Client Visits
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Experienced & Trained Caregivers
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Day or Night Care Available
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Serving California Seniors for 26 years
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Caregiver Compatibility Matching
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Experts in Alzheimer's & Dementia
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Emergency Same Day Care Available
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Flexible Scheduling with 30 Min Visits

Join the thousands of families who choose Golden Years as their preferred choice for California senior home care

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CA Home Care Testimonials

Customer's Feedback

I have been very pleased with the prompt response to my questions by Sarah Ballard. Choosing an in home care provider for the kfirst time has put me on...
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Peggy Tapping
I have been very pleased with the prompt response to my questions by Sarah Ballard. Choosing an in home care provider for the kfirst time has put me on a new course in my life. And Miss Ballard has been instrumental in ensuring that my family and I had our questions answered. We look forward to working with the Golden Years in-home senior service to make my life and my family‘s life easier as I age. Thank you very much Sarah for your professionalism.
Peggy Tapping
For the past few months we’ve know how much care he was going to need. It didn’t take long before we were overwhelmed and knew we needed HELP....
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Roger Copeland
For the past few months we’ve know how much care he was going to need. It didn’t take long before we were overwhelmed and knew we needed HELP. Golden Years stepped in and turned a very difficult situation into great experience.
Roger Copeland
When I reached out to Golden Years for assistance with my mother, who has dementia and needed help with personal care, it was a game-changer. The pressure to ensure my ...
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Eugene Carlos
When I reached out to Golden Years for assistance with my mother, who has dementia and needed help with personal care, it was a game-changer. The pressure to ensure my mom is well taken care of vanished after hiring this agency. I am immensely grateful for Golden Years!
Eugene Carlos
Golden Years provided us with care services for six months, and our satisfaction level is high. Angela, our caregiver, consistently goes above and beyond, arriving with a smile and dedicating ...
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Yogedra Giri
Golden Years provided us with care services for six months, and our satisfaction level is high. Angela, our caregiver, consistently goes above and beyond, arriving with a smile and dedicating herself to the well-being of our family.
Yogedra Giri
Maya was very informative and patient with questions. She made everything very clear. Also she was kind and reassuring.
Steve Ilott
Maya was very informative and patient with questions. She made everything very clear. Also she was kind and reassuring.
Steve Ilott
We used Golden years once before and we had such a great experience we called them again. The first time we hired them to help with my uncle and...
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Tasnim Dillon
We used Golden years once before and we had such a great experience we called them again. The first time we hired them to help with my uncle and now they’re assisting with my aunt . As far as I’m concerned Golden Years is the only option for our family.
Tasnim Dillon
We used Golden Years for 6 weeks while my husband was recovering from surgery. We had a main caregiver weekdays and alternates on the weekends. They ranged in...
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Judy Day
We used Golden Years for 6 weeks while my husband was recovering from surgery. We had a main caregiver weekdays and alternates on the weekends. They ranged in experience from 18 months to 45 years. They were all excellent! They were very competent, eager to help, and pleasant, lovely people. During downtime, when they weren’t needed, they occupied themselves quietly in another room, which is what we requested. There were a couple of hiccups - one morning two caregivers showed up, and the next morning no one showed up, but things like this happen in any enterprise. Golden Years is very professional. I really appreciated their list of client and caregiver rights and responsibilities - it prevented the kinds of problems we had with another caregiver agency on a previous occasion. Golden Years was very accommodating and responsive to our needs and concerns. And they were always available by text nights and weekends.
Judy Day
Our experience with them has been exemplary. I couldn't recommend them enough!! If you're looking for a dependable home care company to care for your loved one, call Golden Years.
Harman Singh
Our experience with them has been exemplary. I couldn't recommend them enough!! If you're looking for a dependable home care company to care for your loved one, call Golden Years.
Harman Singh
The entire staff at Golden Years is friendly. Every call is met with a cheerful greeting, creating a warm and comforting atmosphere. In my golden years, a soft and caring ...
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Amity Smith
The entire staff at Golden Years is friendly. Every call is met with a cheerful greeting, creating a warm and comforting atmosphere. In my golden years, a soft and caring voice goes a long way. Golden Years is my first choice in home care.
Amity Smith
After Covid finding a caregiver that could meet my mother’s home care needs was almost impossible. We decided to give Golden Years a try. We are impressed with...
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Samuel Ruiz
After Covid finding a caregiver that could meet my mother’s home care needs was almost impossible. We decided to give Golden Years a try. We are impressed with how well they communicate, not to mention, someone is always available for any concerns.
Samuel Ruiz

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Office Locations:

Sacramento, San Diego, Mission Valley, Roseville, Elk Grove, Lincoln

Cities we serve: Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Loomis, Newcastle, Auburn, Granite Bay, Sheridan, Johnson Ranch, Penryn, Elk Grove, Vineyard, South Sacramento, Sacramento, Twin Cities, Lodi, Parkway, Franklin, Wilton, Herald, Florin

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Privately Owned, Locally Established

As a privately-owned local company, Golden Years is well equip to adapt to each client’s needs on an individualized basis. We are not a franchise.
And because we are local, we are able to consult our care team concerning our clients care needs in a quick and efficient way. Our clients are our first priority. Nothing is more important to us than providing superior quality care for you or your loved.

Intensive Caregiver Training

At this time California has very few state requirements for caregivers. For this reason, many home care providers are not obligated to hire caregiver with formal training.
Golden Years always goes above and beyond the minimum requirements to ensure your loved one receives the best care possible. Each Golden Years caregiver completes Golden Years Academy, an orientation training program which ensures our caregivers have a complete understanding of all the essential care techniques. This provides for a safe, and effective home care experience.

Immediate Caregiver Response Time

Golden Years is available by phone 24/7.

Local Golden Years representatives are available to meet with clients for any reason.

We are here for you, at your convenience, to discuss any care needs or concerns. And we will create a customized solution for any care concern. In addition, we can schedule an in person meeting any day, and most times, available within a few hours. Lastly, we are available during the day, evening, or weekends. We will work around your schedule.

With Golden Years, clients and professional care partners can call anytime to speak with live staff 24/7.

Complimentary Nurse Wellness Visits

Every client receives a complimentary wellness visit within 30 days of care service from Golden Years' own nursing staff.

Although no regulations require nurse oversight in California, Golden Years goes above and beyond the industry standard. Our clients are routinely visited by a Golden Years nurse. Each visit consists of a wellness check where our nurse discusses care needs and takes notes pertaining to the overall wellness of the client. These notes are submitted to our care team for review, where care changes are discussed and implemented after the family’s approval. We go the extra mile to ensure your loved one receives the best care possible. We ca say with confidence, you won’t find any other locally owned care provider who will care for you or your loved one like us – By the way, there is never a fee for this service, it’s always free.

Specialized Care Management Program

At Golden Years In-Home Care, each client is assigned a dedicated Care Manager, ensuring personalized care that is second to none. This manager is available for questions, support, and scheduling changes.

Care Managers develop personal relationships with clients and their families, gaining insight into specific preferences and needs. This allows for effective communication, ensuring caregivers follow the care plan and adjust as needed.

Care Managers oversee caregivers, arrange services, make supervisory visits to seniors' homes, and conduct monthly wellness calls to families. They are specially trained to handle all client requests, providing comprehensive support for every client.