About Us

About Us

Keeping you where your heart belongs

Golden Years Homecare is dedicated to providing exceptional in-home quality care to our clients; providing peace of mind, dignity, and comfort while in the comfort of their home. Our highly trained and professional caregivers facilitate the client's independence, safety, and maintenance of the quality of life. It is our goal to provide our clients and their families with comprehensive and personalized client-centered care, meeting the needs of the client and their families through the careful and selective matching of the client to the caregiver. We offer specialized programs to our clients including aroma, music, and laughter therapies, as well as specialized Veteran and dementia care.

Golden Years Home Care is owned and operated by Cesar Ruiz Jr. and Vicent and Lisa Santaniello. These life long friends came together to launch this venture after Cesar lost his father in 2016.

Aftering caring for his father before his death, Cesar was inspired by that experience and wanted to bring what he learned and what he thought he could improve on to other families in need of home care throughout Western Massachusetts.

Cesar was inspired by the way his incredible parents and cared for their friends, family, and church. "My character is a direct result of my Mom and Dad. They raised me to put the concern of others first; sharing the rewards are always so much greater. They were spot on."

Cesar uses his mom as the barometer for all hiring of caregivers. "My mom is the gold-standard. Every person on our team needs to have the heart for caring that my mom has always demonstrated."

Golden Years' ultimate goal is to make sure that someone you love never feels alone when you are unable to be by their side.We understand that every patient has unique care needs and offer patients personalized care plans that address their care needs.

If you're considering our home care services, here's what you should expect with our initial conversation.

We begin by discussing your expectations and needs and help you find clear and concise answers to your questions about our home care agency. Next, our Nurse Supervisor reviews the care needs of your loved one. When required, we may consult with the physician(s) of the care recipient, social worker, hospital, or their nursing staff to get a complete and accurate picture of their home care needs
We then select an experienced, skillful, and compassionate home elder care provider based on your expectations and the care needs of your loved one.

Upon completion of this quick but comprehensive process, you leave our meeting satisfied knowing that the care needs of your loved one will be taken care of with professionalism and compassion.

Leadership Team

Cesar Ruiz, Jr.

Cesar Ruiz, Jr.

President & CEO

Mary Flahive Dickson

Mary Flahive Dickson

Chief Operating Officer

Brian Santaniello

Brian Santaniello

Chief of Staff

Arleen Berrios

Arleen Berrios

Executive Director