There are many things that set AltaGolden apart from other caregiving agencies. The following information outlines how we are truly unique, how we work with our clients, and why you may want to consider allowing AltaGolden to assist with your needs.
The AltaGolden Management Team
The AltaGolden Team is committed to providing the best possible services. We work in a very collaborative manner within the office and with our clients.
Whether you call during office hours, in the evenings, or on weekends, you have immediate access to AltaGolden management. After hours our phone system allows you to leave a message or push a button to be immediately connected to a manager.
AltaGolden is licensed through the Department of Social Services for both in-home services as well as our Adult Day Program. When you select a support agency, ask them to see a copy of their license and verify their legality. Don’t hesitate to ask us to see a copy of any of our licensing or insurance documents. We want you to have the peace of mind in working with a great agency.
When a loved one has passed on one of the last thing you want to deal with is all of the paperwork and closing of accounts or services. AltaGolden can help with everything from contacting the Social Security Administration, VA, utility companies, assist with cremation and burial issues, or whatever else you may need. Call us any time to discuss your needs.
We have also worked with many couples who have been married for many years and the sudden loss of a loved one is devastating. A caregiver companion can help with the transition to a new lifestyle and establishing a “new normal”.
Service Minimums AltaGolden has a 3-hour service minimum and we provide services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We have designed our services to allow clients who need just a little extra help to have the care and support they need. Call us to discuss your needs and how we can help. There is no fee for us to come visit and no obligation to use our services unless you feel we are the best fit for you.
Meet The AltaGolden Team (The Golden Girls)
Laura Barish, President and CEO
Laura is President and CEO of AltaGolden. She has a passion for working with older adults and loves her job. Laura is responsible for marketing, community outreach, and corporate management. Laura also works as a caregiver so that she understands what it takes to provide great support.
Laura is on the board of directors for the Ed Brown Senior Center in Rancho Bernardo and is on the Clinical Affairs Committee for the San Diego Dementia Consortium. Laura is very involved in helping the community to expand their awareness of dementia, how to mitigate issues, and how to improve wellness and cognitive strength when living with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia.
AltaGolden’s goal is to provide the best care available to all of our clients. As part of this Laura helps our clients in planning for their future and minimizing stress when situations associated with aging arise. Laura loves what she does and is supported by the wonderful AltaGolden Team.
Carol Barrett, Office Manager
Carol started in the company as one of our caregivers. She now helps to provide a cohesive bond and great organization between our teams. She has years of experience providing care for those that have special needs. She is excited to continue growing with our company.
Talmadge Nichols, Human Resources and Policy Manager
Talmadge has been with AltaGolden since August of 2014, when she started in the company as one of our caregivers. She now helps to provide a cohesive bond and great organization between our teams. She has years of experience providing care for those that have special needs.
Taelyn Nichols, Memory Center Program Manager
Taelyn is our innovative leader for the Memory Center program. She has 10 years of experience providing care for those that have special needs and she brings this experience into activity program for memory impairment.
Abigail (Abby) Montano, Scheduler
Abby started in the company as one of our caregivers. She has grown within the company and now works in the office as a scheduler. When our clients have a scheduling need, Abby is magician that makes things happen.
Tasha Mills, Memory Center Activity Director
Tasha has fifteen years of experience creating activity programs for the elderly and cognitively impaired. Tasha is certified as a day program activities coordinator.
Carole Dorsey, Activity Aide
Carole started her relationship with AltaGolden when her husband was participating in the day program. We are very happy that Carole has joined the Memory Center team to share her wisdom and help others living with cognitive impairment.
Tamika Redd, Activity Aide
Tamika has worked with the elderly and cognitively impaired since 2014. She assist Taelyn and Tasha with the clients and activities in the Memory Center.