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Employee of the Year!

Golden Heart Senior Care is proud to announce that Darcel Steward has been named the 2023 Golden Heart Employee of the Year. Darcel is an AMAZING caregiver always providing the best care possible to her clients. She is also the ultimate team player. Darcel is SIMPLY THE BEST!

Please join us in congratulating Darcel as the BEST OF THE BEST!

Employee of the Month – July 2023

Golden Heart Senior Care is proud to announce that Carla W. is our employee of the month for July 2023. Carla was born in Arkansas and raided in California. She has lived in Las Vegas for 23 years and has been a caregiver for more than 14 years. Carla has always had love in her heart to help others and it’s her honor to know that she helped someone in need of assistance. Carla says a lot of people are alone and need physical help, a compassionate ear, a heart to listen to them, a hug, or just a friend. Carla enjoys spending time with seniors and tries to make a difference in their life. To Carla making a change in someone’s life is the most uplifting and completeness she can give to herself and others.

Please join us in congratulating Carla as the July 2023 Employee of the Month!

Support the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Today

Golden Heart is welcoming our readers to support the 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Joyce Kreus, Golden Heart’s Community Liaison, has set up a fundraising team and goal to help end this fight. If you are interested in donating to the 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer’s disease, please click here.

Caregiver of the Month for May 2023

Golden Heart Senior Care is proud to announce that Zahra G. is our Caregiver of the Month for May 2023. Zahra is from Iran, and she has one daughter and four grandsons. Zahra has been a caregiver for many years and enjoys caring for people who need help and to make the lives of our seniors easier and more enjoyable. Caring for people is Zahra’s calling.

Please welcome us in congratulating Zahra as our Caregiver of the Month!

Employee of the Month for Golden Brook

Golden Brook Residential Care Home, a sister company of Golden Heart Senior Care, is proud to announce that Thana J. is our 2nd quarter 2023 Employee of the Month. Thana always greets you with a smile, welcomes you with open arms and makes everyone at the home feel like they are home.

Thana is from Malaysia, and has a wonderful husband and two great sons. Thana misses her 85 year old mother who is in Malaysia. Thana’s saying is “The closest thing to being cared for is to care for someone else.”

Please welcome us in congratulating Thana as our 2nd quarter 2023 Employee of the Month for Golden Brook!

Six Ways Home Care Helps With Meals

Home Care in Las Vegas NV
Home Care in Las Vegas NV

Your mom has a harder time cooking meals as she gets older. Arthritis pain and stiff joints make it hard for her to slice meats and vegetables and lift heavier pots and pans. Home care services can help her in six different ways.

Menu Planning

While visiting with her caregiver, your mom can talk about what she’d like to eat. You’ll share any dietary requirements your mom has and her caregiver will make sure her meals are low-sodium or whatever is needed.

Your mom’s caregiver works with her to plan a weekly menu. The caregiver will go through her refrigerator, freezer, pantry, and cupboards to determine what she needs for groceries. From there, a shopping list is created.

Grocery Shopping

Once there is a shopping list in hand, your mom and her caregiver can go to the grocery store. Your mom has a caregiver who can drive her and carry bags to and from the car.

If your mom has a hard time reading fine print on labels, she no longer has to struggle to decide what to buy. She has a caregiver who can read the label to check for hidden sugar, high levels of sodium, or unnecessary saturated fat.

Meal Preparation

When it’s nearing time for a meal or snack, your mom’s caregiver can slice and chop ingredients, cook the items, and plate it. The dishes are carried to your mom’s table or TV tray for her to eat. If she needs a drink, her caregiver will get it.

Company While Eating

One of the harder parts of living alone is eating alone. Eating alone can be depressing. Your mom has a caregiver there to join her for a meal. As she eats, your mom has someone to talk to, which can improve her eating habits.

Kitchen Clean-Up

After the meal, the caregiver will clean the kitchen. Dishes are washed or loaded into the dishwasher. Counters are cleaned and sanitized. The sink is cleaned out, and dishes that have been dried or completed the dishwasher cycle are put away.

Safe Storage

Finally, leftovers are stored on time and safely. As meats and items containing dairy need to be refrigerated to prevent bacterial growth, your mom’s caregiver makes sure they’re put away before they spoil.

Once a week, the caregiver can go through the refrigerator and make sure that nothing has spoiled. If anything has, the caregiver can compost the spoiled foods, recycle the container, and add the item to the grocery list if more is needed.

Home care aides ensure your mom has the groceries she needs and healthy meals. She’ll have company while she eats. That’s just a start of the reasons you want to arrange home care services. Learn more about meal preparation services and pricing by talking to an agency.

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

Employee of the Month – April

Golden Heart Senior Care is proud to announce that Sara B is our Employee of the Month for April 2023. Sara is from Los Angeles California and she enjoys being around seniors and disabled clients. Sara likes to assist and help everyone with their activities of daily living. According to Sara, “It feels good to provide service to those in need.”

Please join us in congratulating Sara as Golden Heart’s Employee of the Month!

Employee of the Month – March

Golden Heart Senior Care is proud to announce that Nicole G. is the Golden Heart Employee of the month for March 2023.

Nicole Is originally from San Antonio Texas and has four beautiful children. Nicole has been a caregiver for 16+ years. She really enjoys getting to know people and helping those in need of care and creating bond with them.

Golden Heart is so proud and fortunate to have Nicole on its team. Please welcome us in congratulating Nicole!!

How Can Family Caregivers Understand the Emotional Needs of Seniors?

Home Care in Las Vegas NV
Home Care in Las Vegas NV

Addressing physical needs for seniors is really important as they age, of course, but there are emotional needs that have to be met, too. Sometimes those emotional needs are unknown even for the aging adults themselves. It’s hard to face big changes, especially when they seem to be coming too quickly. One solution that can help is to hire home care providers to assist with underlying concerns.

Addressing Loneliness and Social Isolation

One of the most common issues facing aging adults is that they’re more likely to be lonely and dealing with social isolation. This happens because their social circle often shrinks due to friends moving, passing away, or becoming homebound. Family members may also be much busier and unable to visit often. As health changes keep seniors close to home, they’re even more likely to become isolated. Finding solutions for loneliness, like bringing in home care providers, can resolve a great many issues for seniors.

Watching for Depression and Anxiety

Seniors can also experience anxiety and depression. There are lots of potential causes for depression ranging from grief and loss to feeling helpless about life. Anxiety might be caused by changes in set routines, fear of injury, or even worries about losing independence. All of these issues are very real and valid concerns, even if the likelihood of them impacting someone seem small. What matters is that the person is able to talk to someone about how they’re feeling. Often family caregivers need to just be there for their aging adults.

Protecting Against Loss of Independence

Independence is something that seniors treasure, and for good reason. Being able to continue to live on their own terms, and often in their own homes, is crucial. Often this is a reason for seniors to avoid accepting help, sometimes even from family members. Elder care providers are able to help seniors manage daily life without harming their sense of independence at all.

Preventing Loss of Identity

In the prime of life, people tend to feel as if they know who they are. Their identity might be wrapped up in what they do for a living or in their relationships with other people. As they age, they may feel as if they start to lose that identity because aging brings changes that are difficult to predict. Family caregivers can help to prevent loss of identity by encouraging seniors to participate in the activities that align with their preferences and interests.

Working through Fear of the Future

There can be a lot of fear in aging. Seniors may worry that their family members won’t be able to take care of them or that their own health will worsen significantly. Whatever their worries are, seniors need to know that they’re heard. Asking about those fears and working through solutions ahead of time can help.

Seniors have some big emotional and psychological needs and family caregivers can do a lot more for the people they love than they might think. Sometimes the key is to bring in home care providers to offer practical help where it makes sense to do so.

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

Employee of the Month

Golden Brook Residential Care Home, a sister company to Golden Heart Senior Care, is proud to announce that Osiris H. has been awarded the Employee of the Quarter for the 1st Quarter 2023.

Osiris has been married for 19 years with three beautiful children and 9 wonderful grandchildren. He is originally from Ohio and has lived in Las Vegas for the past 8 years.

Osiris has been a caregiver for many years from working with seniors who have Dementia and Alzheimer’s to children that have been abused along with mental health challenges. He also worked as a truck driver driving big rigs.

Osiris enjoys being a caregiver because it feels like giving back to humanity, also caregiving has its own heavenly rewards.

Golden Brook is very proud to have Osiris on its team!!