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Sponsoring Chair Yoga at a Local Skilled Nursing Facility

Hello Seniors, Family and Friends. As you know, we really enjoy getting out to play with our seniors. Please see the attached. Thank you Post Acute Rehab for allowing us to facilitate chair yoga with your residents. Our instructor whose name is Heidi, is trained in yoga and adaptive yoga. I have worked with her in geriatric environments for about 10 years. Today was all about stretching, breathing and understand our personal limits. One attendee enjoyed it so much, he vowed to start doing some of it on his own. Thank you Heidi for your instruction and compassionate hand. Thank you Post Acute for allowing us to have fun and stimulate some of your patients.

VA Approves New Homebound Benefit for Veterans

Hello Seniors, Families and Friends. I would like everyone to know the VA has approved a new program that helps Veterans who completed their tour with Home Care payments. Golden Heart Senior Care is now trained in and working with any Veteran who needs help with ADLs to live independently. ADL stands for Activities of Daily Living. They include things like toileting, bathing, meal prep, light housekeeping, transport, bed linens and laundry just to name a few things with which we will help.

Having said this, if you are Veteran or you know a Veteran who needs help at home with daily task, please contact us for more information on the new VA Homebound Benefit. Also contact Golden Heart Senior Care to find out more on how we care for seniors. We would be honored to help you.


Could Your Senior Benefit from Alzheimer’s Therapies?

Hello Seniors, Families and Friends. According to, dementia is a group of cognitive and psychological symptoms affecting memory, thinking and social abilities. Alzheimer’s is a disease that is the most common cause of progressive dementia. There is a company we work with who is testing a series of therapies that work each part of the brain. These therapies are assessed every six months as to evaluate and treat brain deterioration issues. For more information on the aforementioned therapies or to have a trained caregiver working with your loved one on a daily basis, please contact Golden Heart Senior Care for more information.

Handing Out Caregiver Reward Points!

Hello Seniors, Friends and Family. It has been posted before and will be posted again in the future. We get excited to pass out “Caregiver Reward Point$”. Please see NE in the photo. She is a prime example of a selfless caregiver. She goes over and above for any client she has. She is repeatedly asking her clients what she can do to make their experience better. The important part is that she not only ask’s, she listens and does what is requested of her. Thank you NE for placing your clients comfort before your own. For more information on how to get this type of caregiver for yourself or a loved one, please contact Golden Heart Senior Care for more information.

National Healthcare Decision Day

According to Village Medical, today is a day to inspire, educate and empower people about advance directives. An advance directive should be a five step process according to Village Medical. That process is outlined below. For more information, please contact Golden Heart Senior Care.

Here are the five steps from PREPARE™ to begin creating your advance directive today:

1. Choose a medical decision maker.
2. Decide what matters most in life.
3. Choose flexibility for your decision maker.
4. Tell others about your medical wishes.
5. Ask your doctor the right questions.

We all have the right to make our own decisions about health. Are you making informed decisions?

Great Job, LR!

Hello Seniors Families and Friends. As many of you know, we are always happy to catch someone on our staff doing the right things right. Please meet LR. LR has been with us now for about 9 months. The clients that LR cares for rave about her knowledge and kindness. She always arrives on time with a smile and she always does a good job. Here at Golden Heart, when a caregiver does the things they are supposed to do, we reward them. They can turn these rewards for gift cards like LR has done here. If you would like to know how to earn extra money for doing your job, please contact Golden Heart Senior Care and ask how.

Thank You, Jared!

Hello Seniors, Families and Friends. Many of you have talked to this young man but have not met him. Please meet our Operations Coordinator Jared. This is an example of Jared getting out to support the community. Jared was assisting seniors and passing out the beloved back scratcher along with information on our company. Thank you Jared for supporting the community.

April is Autism Awareness Month

Hello Seniors, Families and Friends. April is Autism Awareness month. To all of us who have challenges, I would like to wish us luck, strength, success and happiness. This is a great time to raise awareness, funds, understanding and support for all who need it. Happy Autism month everyone. Make a small difference for a huge effort.

6 Foods to Help Your Liver

Hello Seniors, Families and Friends. In todays world, we all would like to be a little more healthy physically and mentally. We will discuss mental health at another time. According to an article written by Banner Health, there are 6 foods that can aid in your liver health therefore promoting a healthier physical you. First, understand your liver plays a crucial role in processing foods and drink. Your liver’s main responsibility is to get rid of toxins and waste products that can be harmful to the body. Six foods that Banner says are good for your liver are as follows; 1.Lean Proteins, 2. Fruits and vegetables, 3. Olive oil, 4. Nuts and seeds, 5 Oatmeal and 6. Coffee and Teas. For more information on how to remain at home safely, feel free to contact us on one of the methods within.


VA Community Care Network Programs

This guide provides Veterans and their families with a concise overview of potential benefits they may be eligible for. It focuses primarily on the VA Community Care Networks’ Homemaker, Home Health Aide, and Respite programs. Please note that this is a general guide and should not be construed as legal advice.

All questions regarding benefits should be addressed to your local VA Medical Center.

VA Community Care Network

Homemaker/Home Health Aide/Respite


• Veterans enrolled in VA health care or referred by Veterans Service Coordinators.
• Members from the military, naval, or air service separated under conditions other than dishonorable or current and former members of the Reserves or National Guard, activated under federal orders (excluding training purposes) and who completed the full duration of their active duty call.
• Requiring assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).

Duty Requirements

A service duration of 24 continuous months or the complete term of the active duty call.
Exceptions: Those discharged for hardship or received an “early out.”

If not currently enrolled in VA health care, Veterans should apply to determine their eligibility.

Service Hours and Care Types

The number of hours authorized, on average, ranges from 6 to 16 hours per week, depending on the needs of the Veteran and is authorized by a care coordinator or social worker at a VA Medical Center. If necessary, service hours can extend to cover twenty-four hours per day. The type of care provided, whether it be homemaker, home health aide (HHA), or respite care, will be assessed and determined based on the individual needs of the Veteran.

How to apply
– Complete the 10-lOEZ form and send it to the Veterans Administration.

– Online Application: Only one application needs to be completed via one of the two methods.

If you’re a veteran enrolled in VA Health Care, here’s how to secure home care benefits:

Appointment with PCP
Make an appointment and undergo a health assessment with a Primary Care Physician within the VA Health System.
Be candid about your health needs; now is not the time for modesty.

Care Need is identified
If a need for care is identified, your Primary Care Physician will send a referral to your VA caseworker for further evaluation.

Quantity of Care
Your VA caseworker will determine the type and quantity of care you qualify for.

Your Choice of Home Care Agency
Your caseworker will discuss the in-network home care agencies in your area with you. You have the option to select an agency yourself or have one assigned to you.

Referral is Sent to Home Care Agency
The caseworker will send the referral to the chosen home care agency.

Home Care Agency Accepts Referral
Upon receipt of the referral, the home care agency will confirm you as a client.

Care Schedule Created
The agency will work with you to create a care schedule that fits within the guidelines of the referral.