Our Care for
SARC Consumers
Population Served:
  • Population: Developmentally disabled
  • Age Range: All ages
  • Gender Served: Males and females
  • Ambulatory Status: Both ambulatory and non-ambulatory consumers
  • Developmental Disabilities:
    – Mental retardation
    – Cerebral palsy
    – Seizures
    – Autism
    – Fifth category
Track the care of your loved one – anytime, anywhere
Golden Valley Home Care (GVHC) uses state-of-the-art technology and software to manage the care of your loved one. It’s easy to view the schedule and care log of your loved one from your tablet or smartphone via our client portal.
  • Golden Valley Home Care (GVHC) can serve the following characteristics and conditions:
  • Mild to severe self-help skills
  • 1 person transfers (The caregiver cannot lift dead weight)
  • Consumers that require companion care (Consumer safety and companionship)
  • Consumers that require personal care (incontinence and changing)
  • Assist consumers with physical and mobility limitations
  • Service consumers with mild disruptive behavior
  • Supervision
  • Assistance with range of motion exercises
  • Grooming assistance
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Catheter Care (Emptying only – no insertion or removal)
  • Oral hygiene
  • Dressing
  • Feeding
  • Basic feeding tube assistance
  • Medication reminders (caregivers cannot administer medication)
  • Monitoring oxygen use
  • Pulse measuring
  • Taking and recording vital signs
  • Turning and positioning—basic
  • GVHC cannot serve the following population of consumers that have or require the following characteristics and conditions:
  • Consumers requiring shifts less than 4 hrs (GVHC has a 4 hr minimum per shift)
  • Consumers that are unable to set consistent schedules
    Consumers that demonstrate regular self-abusive behavior
  • Feces smearing or throwing
  • Biting
  • Severe hitting
  • 2 Person transfers
  • Lifting dead weight
  • Fullbody massages
  • Caregiver private vehicle transportation assistance
  • Medication administration
  • Catheter insertion and/or removal
Service Requirements

We require a 4-hour minimum per visit.
Regular, consistent schedules must be set. We do not allow “on-call” respite care services.

Note: A regular, consistent schedule ensures that every visit is with the same caregiver.

Additional Non-Regional Consumer Rates:

Additional Non-Regional Center Consumer Sibling Rate: $15.95 per hour*
*In combination with Regional Center consumer hours

Private Respite Care Rate (per consumer):
$26.95 per hour + 20miles/visit @$0.54¢/mile

Administrative fee (For private respite care):
$10.00 per month

Respite Care Basics

Seeking support and maintaining your own health are key to managing your role as a caregiver. Using respite care before you are exhausted, isolated or overwhelmed is ideal, and just anticipating regular relief can be a lifesaver.

Respite care can take many forms, but comes down to two basic ideas: sharing the responsibility for caregiving and getting support for yourself. Finding the right balance requires persistence, patience and preparation. We are here to help!