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We Are Here for Your Home Care Needs!

Hello Senior Community. As we all know, Covid had an effect on caregivers going to school. All schools were closed for some time and some are just now ramping up. Please see the attached comment by the CEO of HCAOA, “The workforce shortage is more than just a crisis for home care. It is a crisis for our country, its growing older population, and their families who are struggling to find the care they need to keep their loved ones safe and at home,” said Vicki Hoak, CEO of the Home Care Association of America. This is a real fact for the industry.

We would like the community to know that we are staffed. We have enough caregivers to handle every client we have and more. So if you need assistance with home care, please feel free to contact Golden Heart Senior Care at 480.330.1191. We can definitely help with all of your home care needs.

Visiting with Our Wonderful Clients

Getting out to spend face time with clients is the best part of my professional journey. Thank you to those who entrust us to care for your loved ones. It is an absolute honor.



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

Caregivers are Heroes!

Hello Senior Community. As I was walking into a rehab center, I noticed this sign. This sign got me to thinking. The work of a healthcare professional really is special and important. All caregivers need a little or a ton of this sign in their system. Caregivers really are heroes. Thank you for what you do caregivers. We need you to keep a certain segment of the population safe and independent. We couldn’t do it without you.


If you or an aging loved one is considering home 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!

4 Unexpected Sources Of Stress Seniors Are Dealing With

April is Stress Awareness Month and it’s a good time to talk with your senior parent about the stress that they’re under and how you and elder care can help them manage it. Many children don’t realize that their senior parents are under a lot of stress every day because they typically don’t talk about it. Sometimes they don’t recognize it, and sometimes they just don’t want to talk about it because they think that it’s not something that should be talked about.

But stress can have a big impact on a senior’s health. It can make existing health conditions worse, and increase the risk of a senior developing serious health problems like heart disease. Stress also can contribute to mental health problems like depression or anxiety. Some of the sources of senior stress that you might not be aware of include:

Loss Of Purpose

Seniors often struggle after they retire because they feel like they have lost their sense of purpose. For many seniors going to work every day was their purpose, and without their professional achievements they feel worthless. Even seniors who are enjoying their retirement can still feel stress about losing their routine, going to work every day, and feeling a sense of professional satisfaction at the end of the day.

Death Of A Loved One

If your senior parent has lost their spouse, a sibling, or someone else that was very important to them and a huge part of their lives that loss can cause major stress. All of a sudden your senior loved one could be alone without the comforting presence of someone that they had in their lives for decades, or possibly even all their lives in the case of a sibling. The grieving process is slow, painful, and extremely stressful for seniors. It can help to encourage your senior to get some professional help dealing with a major loss.

Loss Of Independence

Seniors worry quite a bit about losing their independence as they get older. That’s one of the reasons why so many seniors prefer to age in place. They want to live independently in their own homes. But health problems and mobility challenges can make it very difficult for seniors to keep up with housework, cooking, shopping, and household management.

Worry About The Future

Worrying about the future is another common source of stress for seniors. They worry about their health and what will happen if they get sicker. They worry about what will happen to you and they don’t want to be a burden. Everyone worries about the future, but you can help a senior parent worry less about the future by talking about it with them. Talk about their final wishes, and come up with a plan for the future so that they can feel more relaxed.

How Elder Care Can Help

Elder care can relieve a lot of stress for seniors. Elder care providers can come in and help seniors with the housework, shopping, and other tasks so that seniors can have the comfort and safety of living at home without having to do all the heavy lifting themselves. They can offer companionship, transportation and a friendly face on a regular basis that seniors can rely on. Elder care can also reduce stress for family caregivers and other relatives helping to care for a senior by offering dependable respite care.


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


Hello Senior Community. Today, I read an article by Beaumont Stroke Center that talked about STROKES, symptoms and reacting that is important to share. There is an easy way to assess if a stroke has occurred. The test is called FAST. This is not a full sage test. This is a test that The Heart Association promotes as a way of detecting stroke symptoms. This is the assessment that goes with the acronym FAST. F- is for facial drooping. Look at the subject to see if there is drooping of the face. Ask the person to smile. A is for arm weakness. Ask the subject to raise their arms above their head. Does one are have more numbness or weakness than the other. S is for stability. Ask the person able to stand. Are their motor skills as they were prior to your concern. Then T stands for talking. Does the subject appear to be slurring words or have difficulty say a sentence like the sky is blue.

Identifying and reacting to any of these symptoms quickly can be crucial to achieving proper treatment for a subject experiencing a stroke. Please remember it is important to react FAST by calling 911.

The acronym FAST can be an important factor to assisting a stroke victim. Knowing the symptoms and reacting quickly is very important to addressing long term symptoms.

How Companion Care at Home Makes Shopping And Errands Fun For Seniors

When it comes to grocery shopping and running errands, most people will say they consider them a chore rather than a treat. This is probably true for many seniors, especially if they no longer drive, have difficulty walking or struggle to stay motivated alone. This is where companion care at home can step in and provide the companionship and physical and mental support a senior needs to get their errands done. They can even make it fun! If your senior parent is needing both companionship and a helping hand, here are some of the ways companion care at home can help:

Making Getting There Half The Fun

Seniors who don’t drive anymore often hate running errands because it’s a reminder that they can’t drive themselves anymore. They may feel like a burden or even put off doing errands they need to do because they don’t want to ask for help or rides. But with companion care at home seniors have a dedicated driver who will make getting around half the fun of the trip. Listening to music or podcasts, chatting, and enjoying the drive will make errands a lot more fun for seniors.

Taking The Heavy Lifting Out Of Shopping

Part of the reason why shopping is difficult for seniors is that it can be tough for seniors physically to lift items, put them in a cart, unload them onto the checkout, and lift heavy bags out of the cart into the car. Seniors who are shopping with companions have someone they can depend on to do the heavy lifting for them. That way seniors can enjoy shopping without having the physical challenge of shopping. And a companion can also help seniors with things like figuring out their budget and keeping track of their money.

Encouraging Coffee Breaks And Snacks

Coffee and snack breaks are the best part of any errands trip. A caregiver will encourage your senior loved one to take regular breaks to get something to drink and a delicious snack to keep their blood sugar up. This is a great way for seniors to get the social engagement they need to help fight depression and anxiety. And seniors who tend to not eat enough could definitely use a few snack breaks for treats like cookies or even a delicious restaurant lunch.

Helping Seniors Put Everything Away After The Errands Are Done

Seniors are often exhausted at the end of an errands trip, especially if they had appointments like hair cut or nail appointments too. With companion care at home, seniors can go rest after the exertions of the day while their companion puts away their purchases, cleans up bags and receipts and clutter, and makes a hot cup of tea and a snack that they can enjoy while talking about everything they did on that errands trip. Your senior loved one will thrive when they have companion care at home to help with things like shopping or errands.

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

Thank You for Being Rock Stars!

Hello Senior Community. When you care for seniors, it takes the help of many. Thank you to these two ladies for doing all that you do and for being the rock stars you are. Our community, our customers and our company really appreciates your dedication to our clients. You two help the lives of many. Keep doing what you do.