About Us

Jude Tarris opened Valley of the Sun Homecare after discovering the personal fulfillment and rewards of helping others. He got his start ten years ago as a professional caregiver for a large national franchise. During that time, Jude formed special bonds with the people he cared for – bonds he continues to cherish today. What was originally a part time job quickly became Jude’s passion as he decided to open his own home care agency in 2010. Valley of the Sun Homecare has since become a well-known and respected home care agency in Arizona. Many of the top independent living facilities, hospitals, rehab centers, hospice agencies, geriatric care managers, social workers, case managers and other local advisers rely upon Valley of the Sun Homecare to care for their residents and patients. Jude also served on the Board of Directors for the Arizona In-Home Care Association (AZNHA) from 2011-2015. More recently, Valley of the Sun Homecare was selected as a semi-finalist for the 2015 Arizona State University Spirit of Enterprise award which annually celebrates the Arizona Business community. Jude was also selected by the Arizona Republic to their annual 35 Under 35 as one of the top young entrepreneurs in the state. Read the article here

Why Choose Valley of the Sun Homecare?

Our Approach: We believe that choosing the right caregiver is a difficult and personal decision and we think it requires the kind of personal attention and hands-on support that only a local agency can provide.  Valley of the Sun Homecare is owned locally and operated locally.  The company’s founder, Jude Tarris, lives and works in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Our People: Although Arizona does not require any special licenses or credentials for in-home caregivers, we hold our staff to very high standards.  We work hard to make sure that every one of our clients receives the best possible care, feeling safe, secure, and comfortable at home.  Every one of our caregivers must pass an extensive interview process, a background check, and a drug test.  Mr. Tarris has a simple rule: If he wouldn’t trust someone to care for his own family, he simply won’t allow them to care for yours.

Our Values: We take pride in being an active, responsible member of the local community.  We are a member organization of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) in which we maintain an A+ rating, Arizona In-Home Care Association (AZNHA) and Home Care Association of America (HCAOA). Additionally, we are annual supporters of the Alzheimer’s Association – Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Our Size: We believe Arizonans deserve to have the best care at prices they can afford.  That’s why we insist on being a small, independent company.  We are not part of a national franchise, so we don’t pay franchise fees and we pass those savings on to you and also pay our caregivers more than the average agency. By keeping our company small, we deliver excellent personal care services and we keep it affordable for you.

A Letter from Our Founder, Jude Tarris

Finding the right provider to help care for your aging loved one is a daunting task. You want to be able to help your loved one to live comfortably at home, but no one wants to open their doors to a total stranger.  You want someone you can trust, someone you can depend on.  And most of all, you want someone who will take care of your loved one as well as you do – someone who can anticipate your loved one’s needs and truly make living at home easier.
I started Valley of the Sun Homecare because I wanted to make a difference in my local community, right here in Arizona.  Although there are plenty of home care providers throughout Arizona, the state does not currently regulate the non-medical home care industry.  That makes it difficult to find a caregiver you can trust and depend on.  I created Valley of the Sun Homecare to be the kind of company that my neighbors and fellow Arizonans could count on to provide the very best in quality, reliable in-home care for their aging loved ones—just as I would want for my own family and friends.
As a former caregiver myself, I know how difficult it can be for family members and friends to care for an aging loved one.  It can be painful to watch as daily tasks become more difficult.  Sometimes you worry that your loved one is not eating well enough.  Sometimes it is a struggle to fit in every errand or appointment.  Sometimes it’s just the simple household tasks, such as putting away laundry or reaching items on high shelves, that get to be too much.  As time goes on, it becomes increasingly difficult to simply enjoy your loved one’s company anymore, because there is just so much to do.  At Valley of the Sun Homecare, we understand these concerns and we’re here to help.
Our mission at Valley of the Sun Homecare is simple: We treat each and every client like we would treat our own family.  If you or a loved one could use a little extra help, we are here for you. Please call us today at (480) 264-5252 to learn more about our personal care services and to find out how we can make life easier for you.