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Arizona Seniors Get Critical Transportation Support with Golden Heart Senior Care, AZ Care Transport Partnership
By Tobin Ernst - Friday May 28, 2021
Golden Heart Senior Care, a leading non-medical home care company that provides Assistance with Daily Living (ADL’s) to Arizona’s seniors, is enhancing its services through a strategic partnership with AZ Care Transport. This partnership will expand non-emergency transportation options for Golden Heart’s clients in Arizona.

Phoenix-based AZ Care Transport is a new company providing non-emergency medical transport. The startup transportation service spent time perfecting its operations and customer experience prior to launching in Arizona earlier this year. The company’s reputation for reliable, safe, and quality service built upon healthcare compliance has attracted the attention of large senior care organizations like Golden Heart. AZ Care Transport focuses on transportation for seniors, foster care visitations, pharmacy order pick-ups and more. The company’s drivers are 5 panel drug-tested and background checked, CPR and First-aid certified, and each vehicle has tracking and safety features.

"We chose to partner with AZ Care Transport because of their quality service and safety-centered approach. Like us, they prioritize the client experience and convenience, making them a perfect fit with our mission,” said Laurie Malone, Managing Partner and CEO of Golden Heart Senior Care. “We want transportation to be the last thing that our clients worry about when getting to and from their medical appointments, doctor visits or errands like pharmacy pick-ups. Together, we’re working to remove transportation barriers that previously stood in the way of getting people the care they need. Wheelchair access transportation is a huge need for our seniors, and this makes it easy to accommodate. Our caregivers can accompany clients with AZ Care Transport, assuring ease and comfort.”

The COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges impacting transportation options for at-risk seniors. The fear of infection made it particularly challenging for many who are often dependent on public transportation to safely navigate between doctor visits.

“This partnership represents a big leap forward to improve the quality and convenience of healthcare travel in Arizona,” said Nicole Phillips, founder of AZ Care Transport. “No more outsourced call centers
or multi-day advance scheduling or long wait times. Safe drivers, as well as clean and sanitized vehicles are our top priority. Each vehicle is equipped with PPE and anti-microbial spray and thoroughly cleaned between each transport.”

According to Phillips, AZ Care Transport is gaining momentum because it is a reliable, people-centered service for those whose very lives depend on making their medical appointments. “Despite a critical and growing need for non-emergency transport, many are unable to find reliable options and drivers who understand their needs. AZ Care Transport will fill that gap,” she added.

Golden Heart, a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company founded by Laurie and Rodney Malone, serves 94 zip codes east of the I-17 freeway.

For more information on Golden Heart please visit online at: GoldenHeartScottsdale.com. To learn more about AZ Care Transport, visit: AZCareTransport.com.

About Golden Heart:
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Golden Heart is an Arizona leading, non-medical home care company providing Assistance with Daily Living. Golden Heart is founded with guiding the philosophy that there is nothing more important than for a person to receive the highest quality care to live a full independent life in the comfort of their home or a setting of their own choosing. Golden Heart Senior Care offers Companion Services, Household and Transportation Services as well as Personal Care Services. Founded and owned by Laurie and Rodney Malone, Golden Heart, headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona serves 94 zip codes east of I-17. In addition to providing in-home non-medical care, Golden Heart also provides assisted living placement services. For more information, please visit online at http://www.GoldenHeartScottsdale.com or call 480-284-7360.

About AZ Care Transport:
Founded and operated by Phoenix entrepreneur Nicole Phillips, AZ Care Transport was launched in 2021 with a mission to provide safe and reliable non-emergency medical transportation to Arizona’s most vulnerable population. AZ Care Transport is committed to providing transportation to medical appointments safely and on time. The company also provides transport to adult recreation, foster care visitation, pharmacy order pick-ups and more. AZ Care Transport’s drivers are 5 panel drug tested and background checked, CPR and First-aid certified, and each of vehicle is equipped with tracking and safety features. For more information and to schedule transportation please call 480-780-0971.