Frequently Asked Questions about Golden Heart Senior Care
What services can Golden Heart Senior Care provide to me?
Golden Heart Senior Care provides comprehensive services to allow you to thrive independently and safely in your home or the setting of your choice. We offer home care services such as meal preparation, transportation, medication reminders, laundry, deep housekeeping, grocery shopping/errands.
We also provide personal care services such as bathing, grooming assistance, transferring and positioning, toileting and continence support, mobility assistance, and nutritional/diet assistance.
We specialize in supporting those with memory care needs due to Dementia or Alzheimer’s.
Contact us for a free assessment to learn how Golden Heart Senior Care can help you.
How does Golden Heart Senior Care select your caregivers?
How does Golden Heart Senior Care train caregivers?
All of our caregivers are professionally certified and/or licensed. Upon employment, they undergo our Golden Heart onboarding and training program before they are permitted to care for anyone. Each caregiver also must take continuing education training to ensure the highest quality of care possible. These courses are sourced through our on-line training partner Institute for Professional Care Education (IPCed), and other recognized industry educators.
Who pays the caregiver?
Your caregiver is employed by your local Golden Heart Senior Care as a W-2 employee. We take care of all the billing, payroll, taxes, worker’s comp, insurance bond, and other benefits for your caregiver.
How much does in-home care cost?
Each Golden Heart Senior Care agency is independently owned and operated. Each Golden Heart Senior Care agency offers services at market competitive pricing based on your needs.
Contact your local Golden Heart Senior Care agency to discuss your needs and the rates for our services.
Are Golden Heart services available 24 hours, 7 days a week?
Yes. Services are available for as little as a few hours a visit up to 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Do you provide services to those in nursing homes or assisted living communities?
Yes we do! We provide companion care and personal care (along with lots of TLC) to residents of assisted living facilities or nursing homes to assist with personalized needs and additional attention.
Is there a written personal care plan for me?
Every Golden Heart Senior Care client has unique needs. We conduct free assessments to determine which Golden Heart services would help you live an independent and self-determined life in your home of the setting your choice. Based on your needs, we create a personal care plan for you or your loved one. This personal care plan will list the services you need with a schedule for those services. You or your loved one ultimately determine the services you receive.
As your needs change, your personal care plan will also change. You, your loved ones, you Golden Heart Caregiver and other Golden Heart staff will periodically review your personal care needs and will adjust your personal care plan to fulfill those needs. It is important to us that you or your loved one receive the appropriate level of care and services by a Golden Heart Caregiver.
Will I have the same Golden Heart Caregiver all the time?
We always seek to provide the care you need with a Golden Heart Caregiver that meets your expectations. Part of our role is to find and match you with our Golden Heart Caregivers. We will select the best fit with you and our available Caregivers. Based on your needs, you may be cared for by a team of Golden Heart Caregivers.
We will also arrange an introduction with your Golden Heart Caregivers to review your needs and desires. This includes reviewing the personal care plan and discussing any other concerns you may have.
To ensure we can provide you with services when you need them, we employ a team of Golden Heart Caregivers so that your care service will not be interrupted if someone has a day off, goes on a vacation, or gets sick. If one of your Golden Heart Caregivers is not available, we will make arrangements for another qualified Golden Heart Caregiver to care for you. It is our goal to ensure you are safe and your needs are met – ALWAYS.
What is the difference between “Home Health” and “Home Care”?
“Home Health” typically refers to medical services, nursing care or therapy services provided in one’s home.
“Home Care” describes non-medical care such as companionship, housekeeping and other personal care services to enable people to live safely and independently in their home.
Golden Heart Senior Care provides Home Care services to our clients. However, we coordinate with other providers of care, like Home Health agencies, to help you get the medical and non-medical care you need.
What are ADLs and IADLs?
Sometimes, people need help with basic activities to live safely and independently in their homes. These basic activities are called Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). ALDs include the activities such as grooming, eating, bathing, dressing, mobility and toileting.
Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) are considered those activities which are more complex than the basic ADLs. IADLs include activities such as paying bills, housekeeping, shopping, laundry and meal preparation.
At Golden Heart Senior Care, we provide a comprehensive set of ADL and IADL services designed around your needs. Our sole focus is to help you live comfortably, safely and independently in your home or setting of your choice.
What makes Golden Heart Senior Care different from other independent or franchised companies?
How much does Non-Medical Home Care cost?
While the Non-Medical Home Care services we provide are offered at market competitive pricing, the rates may vary depending on your unique needs. The rates applicable to you may be anywhere between $25.00 per hour to $36.00 per hour.
Contact your local Golden Heart Senior Care agency to find the rates that will apply particularly for the services you need.
How can I get Non-Medical Home Care?
In order to help you understand which Golden Heart Senior Care services are best suited for your unique needs, we offer a free in home, no obligation assessments. Based on our assessments, we list the Non-Medical Home Care services you need and a schedule for those services. Of course, you or your loved one will have the final say on which services you need.
How does Non-Medical Home Care work?
Depending on your unique needs and the services you decide to opt for, we prepare a care plan for you or your loved one and find you a Golden Heart Senior Caregiver that meets your expectations. Our Non-Medical Home Care services are available on an hourly basis, for as little as 1 hour to 24 hours, 7 days a week, and everything in between.
Why is Non-Medical Home Care better?
The Non-Medical Home Care services offered by Golden Heart Caregivers are divided into 2 categories, Personal Care, which includes help with bathing, dressing, toileting, etc., and Domestic Duties, such as cooking, cleaning, laundry, transportation, etc.
What's Senior Home Care
Elderly people feel more comfortable staying in their own home. Our services allow seniors to stay at home and get home care that they need help with like cooking, laundry, Dr. Appointments and more. We offer customized plans to meet your needs and the care your family member needs.
What Does Senior Home Care Do?
Our staff can provide seniors with the assistance needed with personal care, like help with bathing, meal preparation, and completion of housekeeping duties including deep cleaning and more.
Who Qualifies For Senior Home Care?
Anyone qualifies for our senior home care, we provide trained and experienced caregivers to provide the right care that your loved one deserves.
Why Senior Home Care Is Important ?
As we get older it can become more difficult to complete our normal daily activities like cooking, laundry, changing bed linens. Hydration and nutrition along with maintaining a safe and clean environment as essential for one’s well-being. Here at Golden Heart Senior Care we are here to help you with a myriad of things.
What does respite care mean?
Respite care is a person who relieves the primary caregiver. This gives the primary caregiver the opportunity to run errands, meal preps, and if needed transportation. Respite care also provides a break for the primary caregiver to reset.
What is respite care for the elderly?
Providing short-term living for elderly at senior living community.
Who qualifies for respite care?
Programs that provide Family caregiving, individuals 60+ families dealing with a member who has Alzheimer.
Why is respite care needed?
Allows the caregivers to restore their liveliness also restore sense of stability in their personal lives.
Why respite care is important?
Relives their stress, allowing them to recharge and restore the balance in their lives. Its a Very necessary option to support the primary caregiver success.
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