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What Is Long-distance Caregiving?

You might worry that if you and your senior live in different areas that you won’t be able to be there for her in the ways that she might need. But as her long-distance caregiver, you may be able to offer so much more help than you believe you can. What you really need to do is to be thoughtful about the help that you can truly offer, and find answers for the things you can’t help with yourself.

Caring from Afar

In its simplest form, being a long-distance caregiver simply means that you’re providing care for your elderly family member from wherever you are, even if that’s far away. So many caregivers find themselves in this situation and it can be overwhelming at first. What helps is to be as organized as possible and to make sure that you and your senior have as much support as possible.

Understand the Challenges

What challenges are the biggest concerns for your senior? It’s crucial for you to have as full an understanding as possible about what your senior is up against in terms of her health and general life issues. Research her health issues so that you know what is happening. Talk with her doctor and talk with your senior about what you need to know.

Find Solutions

Once you know what your senior is facing, it’s a lot easier for you to find solutions for her that actually meet her needs. One solution you should consider for a variety of concerns is bringing in in-home care providers. Caregivers are going to be able to be your eyes on the scene to understand even more about what she’s facing. In-home care is also able to be there for your senior in the practical ways that are more difficult for you.

Continue to Re-evaluate

Over time, your senior’s needs are likely to change. That’s especially true if your elderly family member has health issues that are chronic or progressive. Continue to talk with your elderly family member and with anyone else involved in her care about what she’s experiencing, what she needs, and how you can most offer assistance from wherever you are.
Being a long-distance caregiver is much easier than a lot of caregivers worry that it will be, especially with the right help. What matters most is that your senior has ways to ensure that she’s going to be able to have the quality of life that she wants to have.


If you or an aging loved one is considering in-home care in Mesa, AZ, please call the caring staff at Golden Heart Senior Care of Scottsdale at (480) 284-7360. We are here to help!

Thank you Timi!

Golden Heart Senior Care would like to highlight Timi, our On Call Manager! Timi is amazing and manages the 24/7 number and schedules every evening and weekend! She has been with our Company since last June.

Here is her background:
Timi has over 20 years of healthcare experience. She started out as a caregiver then inpatient where she worked in ICU and hospice. The last ten years she has worked in staffing and scheduling. Timi says,” It brings me joy to be connected and still feel like I’m making a difference although I am no longer doing bedside care.”

Timi is an amazing Office Team member. She is always willing to go above and beyond!

Golden Heart thanks Bertha!

Bertha, our Lead Scheduler, is the Air Traffic Controller keeping client schedules running smoothly. She does the delicate dance of working to exceed client expectations coupled with caregiver needs. We appreciate her!

Bertha has been working in home health since 1988 and has more than 25 years of scheduling and office management experience! Bertha goes above and beyond everyday! #goldenheartscottsdale

National Mocktail Week Helps Your Parents Embrace Healthier Habits

One of the biggest challenges for older adults can be giving up that pint of beer, a glass of wine, or a favorite cocktail. Yet, several of the more common prescription medications the elderly take have alcoholic beverages listed in the contraindications.

The second week of January is National Mocktail Week. It’s a good time to join your parents and embrace healthier habits. Here are some of the best ways to use mocktails to get your parents to give up their favorite dinner-time beverages, and how elder care can help.

What Are Your Parents Favorite Beverages?

What are your parents’ favorite cocktails? Your dad loves a gin and tonic. There are non-alcoholic gins on the market, or you could make it with fresh lime juice, tonic water, and ice. Your mom’s craving for a Moscow Mule is easily met with fresh lime juice, a stevia-sweetened ginger ale, soda water, and sprigs of mint.

If they love having a pint of beer with their dinner, look into hop oil. You can add some drops of hop oil to a glass of ice and seltzer. Look into sparkling grape juice for a glass of wine and mix it with some seltzer if it’s too sweet for them. There are also non-alcoholic wines that can be pretty convincing.

Make daiquiris using pureed frozen fruits, seltzer, and lime juice. If they miss the flavor of rum, use rum extract.

Skip the Sugar

When making mocktails for your mom and dad, pay attention to their dietary needs. If they are supposed to reduce their sugar intake due to diabetes, don’t use sugar syrup. Instead, use a sweetener like stevia drops and limit the amount used.

Use fresh fruits for sweetening drinks over sugar. The antioxidants are important. Pureed cherries add sweetness to a drink and count as one of their daily servings of fresh fruit.

Hire Elder Care to Keep Your Parents on Track

How well do your mom and dad do with their prescribed medicines? Do they take them on time or often forget a dose? If they do forget the dose, you can’t have them taking twice as much. If they skip some medications, it could impact their health. This is why elder care is one of the best things you can arrange.

Elder care aides stop by and remind your parents when to take their next dose. They have someone to track whether they’ve taken a pill or not. They won’t miss a dose or take too much because they don’t remember that they’ve already taken it. Call an elder care specialist to get started.

National Mocktail Week Marks the Rise of Alcohol-Free Drinks

If you or an aging loved one is considering elder care in Scottsdale, AZ, please call the caring staff at Golden Heart Senior Care of Scottsdale at (480) 284-7360. We are here to help!

Congratulations Jeff and William on your Caregiver Awards!


Good afternoon Golden Heart Team! We would like to take a moment and award Jeff and William for exceptional work. They are both receiving a Caregiver Award today. I spoke to two family members of a client last week and they both said, “Laurie, your Company provides care better than Mayo Clinic. And Jeff and William went above and beyond.”

That is a very nice compliment and Rodney/I are very grateful for the hard work and dedication on a very challenging case. CONGRATULATIONS JEFF AND WILLIAM! They will be receiving a bonus for the award! Bravo! Laurie and Rodney
Reply “Message @ Laurie Malone” if you need to discuss further.