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Seven Examples of How Caregivers Improve Your Parents’ Lives

Caregivers in Summerlin NV
Caregivers in Summerlin NV

What do caregivers do? Have you ever stopped to look at the long list of services that a local home care agency offers? Your parents want to age at home, but they need a helping hand. That’s where caregivers come in. Here are seven services that will improve your parents’ lives.


A leading reason to hire home care services is companionship. Your parents don’t have many friends still in the area. They go weeks without seeing you because you live in another state. With companionship services, caregivers stop by to visit your parents.

Your parents have someone to talk to, play games with, or watch movies with. Their caregivers can take them out to museums, outdoor concerts, or to see a play. They don’t have to feel lonely anymore.


Your parents stopped driving after their last eye exams. They have a more challenging time running errands now. They can have a caregiver run errands for them. Their caregiver can pick up prescription refills, get necessary groceries, or drop off donations.

Help With Housekeeping

It’s harder for your mom to vacuum the stairs to the bedrooms. Your dad struggles to see the stuck-on messes on baking dishes. It’s too dangerous for them to get up on a stepladder to dust the ceiling fan blades. Caregivers can help with light housekeeping chores.

Meal Preparation

When your parents no longer feel up to cooking, they may start turning to takeout and heat-and-eat meals. They’re often higher in saturated fat, sodium, and added sugar. Caregivers can cook meals for them.

A caregiver will serve meals, wash dishes after, and put clean dishes away. Wiping down the counter and stovetop is another task caregivers can do for your parents.

Medication Reminders

Your mom or dad often forgets to take a prescribed medication. At that point, you worry about them taking too many doses trying to catch up. Caregivers can remind your parents to take their medicines and put them away in a safe place once they have.

Regular Laundry Services

Instead of having your parents struggle to carry the laundry basket to the laundry room, you can hire caregivers to do the laundry for them. Not only will the clothes get washed and dried, but caregivers can also put everything away for your parents.


Your parents no longer drive, but that doesn’t mean they have to stay home. Caregivers can drive them to stores, medical offices, area museums and entertainment venues, and their friends’ houses.

Arrange caregivers by making a call. A home care specialist can go over these and other services. With the specialist’s help, you’ll decide how many hours are needed and the prices for caregivers.

If you or an aging loved one is considering caregivers in Summerlin, NV, please contact the caring staff at Golden Heart Senior Care of Summerlin. 702-800-4616.

We are proud to share with you our updated Core Values and Mission Statement for Golden Heart!

Golden Heart is proud to announce the new company Mission Statement and updated Core Values. These two documents surmise what Golden Heart is all about. We operate and manage the business by these values each and every day. We are very happy to share this information with you!

May 2021 Employee of the Month

Pictured are Christy Swadkins, Owner of Golden Heart Senior Care, and Idolina Walton, the May 2021 Employee of the Month.

Please join us in congratulating Idolina Walton as Golden Heart’s May 2021 Employee of the Month. Idolina is an AMAZING caregiver, we are very fortunate to have her on our team.

Idolina has shown her dedication and passion to her clients as a caregiver at Golden Heart. She is dependable, flexible and always going the extra mile. We are proud of Idolina as she is Simply the Best!

We are so excited to announce the roll-out of our new Caregiver Rewards program called Point$!

Golden Heart Senior Care is proud to announce the rollout of our newest caregiver reward program!

Point$! is a reward program to recognize our caregivers for all the AMAZING things they do for our clients.

Once Point$! are earned, our caregivers can spend them on amazing gifts from Apple, Amazon, Bath & Body Works, Sephora, Best Buy, Starbucks, Target, Walmart, and many other wonderful places!

If you are interested in joining an AMAZING home care agency that CARES about its caregivers, please visit us at or call 702-268-4399.

Four Benefits of Home Oxygen Therapy for Your Senior

Home oxygen therapy is something that your elderly family member’s doctor has to prescribe for her. There are qualifications for receiving oxygen therapy at home and it is used to treat conditions like asthma, COPD, and even sleep apnea. If your elderly family member is considering oxygen therapy, she may want to keep these benefits in mind as she goes through her decision-making process.

It May Prolong Her Life

People who have lung illnesses may struggle to breathe. This is a serious concern that doesn’t just get better on its own. By having access to oxygen therapy, it is highly likely that your elderly family member is able to prolong her life. This is often the biggest reason that your elderly family member’s doctor may prescribe oxygen for her, either as an overnight treatment or continuously.

She May Have Fewer Complications

Illnesses like COPD and asthma have complications and symptoms that can take a huge toll on your elderly family member. Some, like fatigue and dizziness, could lead to a fall. Complications from COPD can even lead to heart failure or to a stroke. Having access to oxygen therapy reduces those complications for your senior. Your elderly family member might also experience fewer exacerbations if she has COPD.

Oxygen May Help Her to Move More

Lack of oxygen can keep your elderly family member from moving much at all on a consistent basis. She needs to conserve her energy when she’s experiencing shortness of breath and for many people with lung issues, just breathing is difficult enough. With supplemental oxygen, your elderly family member may find that she feels well enough to exercise, even just a little bit.

Her Overall Quality of Life May Improve

The bottom line is that oxygen can help your elderly family member to breathe better, which helps her to sleep better, can help to improve her mood, and can lower anxiety. She is also likely to feel less fatigued and more mentally alert each day. These factors all contribute to a much higher quality of life than your senior might experience without supplemental oxygen therapy.

Learning to use home oxygen therapy can feel complicated at first. There are also a great many safety considerations for you and your elderly family member to become familiar with very quickly. That’s why it can be beneficial to hire home care providers for additional assistance with oxygen therapy at home.

If you or an aging loved one is considering home care in Las Vegas, NV, please contact the caring staff at Golden Heart Senior Care of Summerlin. 702-800-4616.

May is “Strike out Strokes” Month

Elder Care in Las Vegas NV
Elder Care in Las Vegas NV

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in our country. And as your parent ages, with each decade his chances of having a stroke doubles. To help draw awareness to the dangers of strokes, each May is named “Strike Out Strokes” month to help inform the public about the risks, symptoms, and steps of preventing a stroke. The more you and your aging parent know about strokes will help you take steps now to prevent the occurrence of a stroke as well as know how to recognize when one is happening.

While some risk factors for your parent having a stroke cannot be mitigated (for example, women and African Americans are more likely to have a stroke), there are steps your parent can take to reduce his risk of having a stroke.

  • Reduce blood pressure. Those with high blood pressure have a higher risk of having a stroke. If your parent takes medication to reduce his blood pressure, make sure he takes it as prescribed along with following through on other health care suggestions. You or your elder care provider can help by checking during each visit to make sure he’s taken his medication if it something he forgets often.
  • Reduce cholesterol levels. Cholesterol is a build of a plaque in the blood that can break off and cause a stroke. Getting the bad cholesterol levels reduced with help reduce your parent’s risk of stroke.
  • Eliminate drinking and smoking. Both of these habits can increase the risk for stroke. If your parent struggles with addiction to either, help him find support groups to assist him in quitting. Sometimes having an accountability partner like yourself or his elder care provider can help as well.
  • Keep physical. Help your parent stay active by finding activities he enjoys and will consistently do. He might like to be a part of a group that exercises together and provides socialization as well as exercise.
  • Eat well. Eating plenty of fish, fresh fruits and vegetable while keeping saturated fats to a minimum, can help reduce the risk of a stroke developing. Look at that shopping list the next time your parent is heading out to the grocery store to make sure it’s full of healthy options.

While strokes can occur to anyone at any time, taking the right steps ahead of time will help reduce the risk of your parent developing a stroke. If you feel your parent is having a stroke, there is an easy test to see if what’s is occurring is a stroke. It’s called the FAST test. FAST is an acronym to help you remember what to look for when you or your elder care provider believe your parent may be having a stroke:

  • F – Face. Ask your parent to smile. Does one side of his face droop?
  • A – Arms. Ask your parent to lift his arms. Can he only raise one arm? Is one arm lower than the other?
  • S – Speech. Ask your parent to repeat a simple phrase. Is he slurring his speech?
  • T – Time. Time is of the essence. If you recognize any of these symptoms, call 911 immediately.

For every minute a stroke goes untreated and blood flow to the brain is blocked, a person’s speech, movement, memory can be more adversely affected. Learning this simple acronym could help you act more quickly.


If you or an aging loved one is considering elder care in Las Vegas, NV, please contact the caring staff at Golden Heart Senior Care of Summerlin. 702-800-4616.

We Are Hiring!

Golden Heart Senior Care is offering an AMAZING opportunity to join our team! We are hiring so please apply.

Job Summary:
The Caregiver (CNA, Personal Care Aide, or Home care Aide) assists clients with various personal care and companion services. An individual care plan is created to help clients maintain their independence while living in the comfort of their home. (Hourly pay ranges from $11 to $13/hour)

We proudly offer a rewarding work environment with various benefits including:

  • Reimbursement of pre-employment costs (TB Test, CPR, Physical, etc.)
  • “Daily Pay” – Access your pay on a daily basis
  • Competitive Pay
  • FREE PCA Training
  • Holiday Pay
  • PAID travel time between Clients
  • Direct Deposit
  • Up to 40-hours of paid vacation time off
  • $250 Employee Referral Bonuses for Caregivers and Clients
  • Social team building events that are FUN and professional
  • A supportive, engaging and uplifting work environment
  • Flexible schedules

Call 702-268-4399 For More Info Today!


Golden Heart Conducts a SUCCESSFUL Job Fair!!

Golden Heart Senior Care conducted a very successful Caregiver Job Fair at their corporate office in Sun City Summerlin. There were more than 25 participants who attended the Caregiver Job Fair, with many being hired. The successful candidates were also eligible for a sign-on bonus of up to $750.

We want to say a BIG “Thank You” to our staff who spent many hours getting the job fair organized to run as smooth as possible.

Golden Heart Conducts Successful Staff Training!

Pictured is Christy Swadkins, owner of Golden Heart Senior Care.

Golden Heart conducted a very successful staff training session on Alzheimer’s and Dementia care on May 5, 2021. We had fantastic caregiver participation and we all enjoyed great food, amazing company, and we all learned a great deal on how to interact and care for clients who suffer from Alzheimer’s or other forms of Dementia.

We want to thank all of our Caregivers as they make the world go around!

Does Your Elderly Parent Have a Higher Risk of Falling?

Senior care in Summerlin NV
Senior Care in Summerlin NV

Have you worried about your elderly parent falling? Maybe you can’t be around enough to keep an eye on them, but you worry about them every day. If this is the case, the first thing that you might want to do is hire senior care providers to look after your elderly parent. The other thing that you might want to do is to figure out whether your elderly parent has a higher risk of falling. If they do, you can talk to their doctor and work with the senior care providers to help them stay safer.

Getting Lightheaded

One of the risk factors for falling is feeling lightheaded. How often does your elderly parent feel lightheaded? Are they often having to sit down because they feel this way? Does your elderly parent need to hold onto something when they stand up because they feel lightheaded? If these things are happening, then your elderly parent does have a higher risk of falling. Feeling lightheaded often should be checked out by their doctor. Senior care providers can offer immediate assistance if your senior feels lightheaded when walking, standing, going up stairs, etc.

Fell in the Past

Has your elderly parent already fallen in the past? If this is the case, they may have a higher risk of falling again. The main reason for this is because many senior citizens who fall often get scared they will fall again. This fear can cause them to be unsteady on their feet causing them to fall again.

Taking Medications

How many medications is your elderly parent taking? If they are on 4 or more medications, the chances of them experiencing dizziness due to medication side effects is much greater than if they were taking fewer medications. Is your elderly parent taking a medication that has dizziness or tiredness on the list of side effects? If this is the case, your elderly parent’s risk of falling will be higher.

Lack of Physical Activity

Does your elderly parent get very minimal physical activity? The more your elderly parent sits around without moving, the more tense and tight their body is going to be. This stiffness could make it difficult for your elderly parent to walk. When they try to walk, they may have a higher risk of falling.


These are some of the things that might increase your elderly parent’s risk of falling. Now that you know this, you can determine more of what your parent’s fall risk might be. If they have a higher risk of falling, you should make sure they have senior care providers around more often to help prevent falls.


If you or an aging loved on is considering senior care in Summerlin, NV, please contact the caring staff at Golden Heart Senior Care of Summerlin. 702-800-4616.