Our Story

About Us

At Golden Age Companions, we don’t just provide in-home care, we provide fast, reliable, hands-on care with a guaranteed caregiver you’ll love.

We’re dedicated to providing personable, hands-on, and integrated caring services that aim to help people maintain safe and comfortable life standards within the familiar settings of the home. The company is the brainchild of Scott McKenzie, who became passionate about the home care industry after witnessing it’s value first hand, caring for his grandmother and appreciating the value of quality care received within the domestic environment. Sadly, Scott’s beloved grandmother was later transferred to a nursing home beyond his control where she received substandard care, passing away shortly thereafter. Our founder’s firsthand experience was a catalyst for his commitment to helping elderly people enjoy high quality care within their own homes for as long as possible.

We treat each client and caregiver match as if they were our own family members, making sure we’d feel just as confident in pairing that caregiver with our own loved ones.

Our Mission

In cooperation with customers, community, and staff, we’re dedicated to offering guaranteed, quality-based outcome healthcare services. Golden Age Companions has a strong faith in producing leaders and serving it’s employees, patients, and customers with integrity and honesty. As a healthcare provider, we are committed to not only provide home care, but care of the highest caliber.

The Team

Scott McKenzie

Chief Visionary Officer

Scott underscores the importance of helping the senior citizens enjoy their sunset days. As the founder and president of Golden Age Companions, a non-medical home care agency specializing in helping seniors live independently in their own homes, he maintains a strong drive for assisting them live quality lives.

Over the years of working with family members, professionals and organizations, Scott’s exceptional ability, professionalism, outstanding reliability and a great personality has helped in enhancing the internal infrastructure that allows Golden Age Companions to continually progress towards growth and in fulfilling its strategic intent. He has led his team to winning various prestigious awards including the Spectrum Award by City Beat News for Excellence in Customer Service and Servant Leadership model consecutively for the years 2015, 2016 and 2017. He has successfully led the company through significant periods of growth and continues to expand the Golden Age footprint through strategic partnerships and expanded services.

Scott has recently developed a brand new ‘showroom’ model for the in-home care business by launching a second branch in Palm Desert, Ca. It aims at offering a retail location for loved ones to seek home care in person.

Pam Dorshkind

Director of Partnerships & Case Manager

Nursing comes naturally to Pam Dorshkind, who spent the majority of her life caring for the aging loved ones. Gifted with the attributes of empathy and patience, she uses her natural gifts to care for the elderly in extraordinary ways. Pam’s passion for nursing and love for caring for the elderly never stayed in the shadows for long, and she spent her school years nursing her aging grandmother. Over the years, she has cared for many loved ones in the family while raising a family of her own.

Pam Dorshkind’s professional background entails extensive sales & marketing experience in the insurance sector and real estate industry. She has had the luxury to serve in many capacities, yet the love for the elderly and passion for nursing never diminished. Twelve years back, Pam rejoined medical school and was recruited in the position of a Caregiver by Golden Age Companions. She continues to be an integral part of Golden Age Family, and her background in sales & marketing enables her to serve diligently in the positions of the Director of Partnerships & Case Manager.

Michael McKenzie

Director of Operations

Michael McKenzie presently resides in Anchorage, Alaska, and is the Director of Operations at Golden Age Companions. He is passionate about delivering high-end client-oriented services and aims to serve the community in exceptional ways. Before joining Golden Age Companions, Michael served in numerous industries and is a retired chef with years of culinary experience under his belt. He is an alumnus of UAA with a Process Technology Degree and is also a Graduate of Culinary School. Over the years, he has served in many positions from Facility Operator for companies like BP to an Audio Engineer.

Michael McKenzie is an avid seeker of knowledge who is always on the lookout for an opportunity to learn something new and explore something exceptional. He strives to achieve excellence in every facet of life and is driven by the love for the people. Michael relishes helping people wholeheartedly, and this enables him to serve Golden Age Companions with utmost devotion and commitment. Besides this, he is an outdoor enthusiast who loves playing hockey, fishing, and flying.

Hayley Allen

Hayley Allen was born in Southern California, lived in Texas from 2012 to 2018, and is back in SoCal to stay. She served the telecommunication industry in the areas of customer service and sales & marketing for many years before ultimately discovering her true love of caring for the elderly. Hayley found herself unexpectedly working in a large senior living facility and immediately knew she had found her true calling in life. This newly found passion for caring and nursing the aging ones inspired her to make this a lifetime profession and embark on this highly gratifying journey.

Hayley Allen finds it incredibly heartwarming to help families take the best care of their aging loved ones. She holds a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE) Administrator Certification from ALE and also a Business Administration and Strategic Communication Management Certification from UC Irvine. Besides this, Hayley cherishes spending time in the company of her loving friends, family, and two rescue dogs. She is always on the lookout for newer ways to serve the community, and her dedication to the elderly makes her a remarkable asset to the Golden Age Family.