By Kristina Houck
Porsha Vogt knows firsthand how important it is to offer the very best services to seniors.
Her aunt Alice had advanced multiple sclerosis and desperately needed a caregiver. Without the help of in-home assistance, she died in her home 10 years ago.
“We didn’t know about this type of caregiver service,” Vogt said. “I feel like if we knew about it, she would probably have lived a lot longer.”
In honor of her aunt, Vogt strives to improve the lives of seniors and their families by offering exemplary care through her Carlsbad-based non-medical, in-home care agency, Golden Care.
“We do care,” said Vogt, who grew up in Rancho Santa Fe and currently lives in Encinitas. “You can trust us.”
With a finance degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder, Vogt worked in the finance field for 10 years before changing career paths.
“I wasn’t passionate about it at all,” she said. “I wanted something completely different.”
Combining her love of seniors with giving back to the community, Vogt founded Keepsake Companions, a non-medical, in-home care agency in Carlsbad.
“It’s the best of both worlds,” Vogt said.
As part of a franchise, Vogt led the company under that name for about a year. But because her service area was limited to Carlsbad, Oceanside and Vista, she opted out of the franchise to launch her own independent company, Golden Care, in October.
From Coronado to Spring Valley, Golden Care services all of San Diego County and even has clients in southern Riverside County.
“Our caregivers and the whole business stayed the same,” Vogt said. “It’s the same management, same caregivers, same clients — just a different name.”
From light housekeeping and meal preparation, to bathing assistance and incontinence care, Golden Care offers a variety of services.
Golden Care’s caregivers are not only employees, but they are all licensed, bonded and insured. All are carefully vetted and go through an in-depth interview process, in addition to criminal and DMV background checks. Most are certified nursing assistants.
Hourly and live-in caregivers are available. They are also on call around the clock.
“All these phones get routed to our cell phones so someone can be accessible 24/7 a day,” Vogt said.
Caregivers clock in on arrival and clock out by calling headquarters on a landline. Caregivers also maintain client binders, which contain comprehensive details of the care and remain in the client’s home.
“If there are adult children or someone wants to see what’s going on, they can open this and get filled in,” Vogt said. “Then everyone’s on the same page.
“We put a lot of time into our clients to make sure they’re happy. We go above and beyond in everything we do.”
Golden Care is located at 5055 Avenida Encinas, Suite 100, in Carlsbad.
For more information, call 760-828-5201 or visit
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