About Us

About AltaGolden

AltaGolden has been in business since July 2007. AltaGolden is co-owned by Laura Barish and Chris Kerbow who have been friends since their college days and both have a love of caring for others.

Headquartered in Escondido, CA AltaGolden strives to provide the best possible support to our clients and the community at large. Laura regularly talks with people that call for help and need to figure out what they need to do to help their loved ones. While AltaGolden’s business is to provide caregiving, Laura feels that it is important to be a general resource for information and referrals for anyone that calls for help.

An important part of effective and efficient agency management is our technology. AltaGolden utilizes a system called ClearCare. This system allows us to integrate caregiver timeclocks, schedules, reporting, care notes, care plans, and invoicing to provide accuracy and accountability if our business operations.

AltaGolden is licensed through the California Department of Social Services. License number: 374700084. All of our services and staff are insured and bonded. Just ask us if you would like to receive a copy of our licensing and insurance policies.

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.

Approach to Care

AltaGolden’s approach to client care and management is very interactive. Laura Barish, AltaGolden’s CEO, meets each client and tries to do all intake meetings. Laura feels it is important to know each client and understand their needs and desires. As a care organization it is our job to not only provide caregivers but to ensure that the type and level of care is always appropriate. Sometimes this means that we recommend residential placement if we feel the social, economic, medical, and care aspects warrant a different approach to care. We also coordinate with family members to help with planning, to provide care information, and to provide referrals to outside resources. AltaGolden’s mission is to help our clients remain independent and to be as healthy and happy as possible. Most people want to remain in their own homes as they age. Our services facilitate this goal. Our network of trusted service providers have been vetted and approved for referral–including mobile doctors, dentists, brokers, etc. Let us know if you need assistance and or a referral for services. Visit us in the office for books, trifolds, and business cards for any type of service you need.

Join Our Team

Are you interested in employment with AltaGolden? We're always looking for bright, motivated employees to join our family!