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Golden Heart’s Employee of the Month!

The employee of the month for May is Jackie Likens. Jackie’s been very helpful to us at Golden Heart. We really appreciate the way she steps in when we need her. We want to make sure we recognize her hard work and dedication, by naming her employee of the month. Congratulations Jackie, keep up the hard work!

Update on COVID-19 from Golden Heart Senior Care

Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. More information on: Are you at higher risk for serious illness?

Know How it Spreads

  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
    • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
    • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
  • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

Take steps to protect yourself

Clean your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.

Take steps to protect others

Stay home if you’re sick

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Wear a facemask if you are sick

  • If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.

Clean and disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

To disinfect:
Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work. Use disinfectants appropriate for the surface.

Options include:

  • Diluting your household bleach.
    To make a bleach solution, mix:

    • 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water
    • 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water

Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application and proper ventilation. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.

  • Alcohol solutions.
    Ensure solution has at least 70% alcohol.
  • Other common EPA-registered household disinfectants.
    Products with EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens claims are expected to be effective against COVID-19 based on data for harder to kill viruses. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products (e.g., concentration, application method and contact time, etc.).

Golden Heart’s Employee of the Month!

Tracy Johannes is our employee of the month. We are very grateful for Tracy and all she does for us at Golden heart. Tracy is very reliable and does her notes well. We appreciate her and all the many ways she helps us. Tracy, we wanted to show you our appreciation by naming you employee of the month. Congratulations and keep up the good work!!!

Kind Words from Some of Our Wonderful Clients!

My name is Terreno Hill, I’m satisfied with my services with Golden Heart. I like meeting with my staff Renee. She’s been very helpful and getting me out in the community more. I’m very satisfied with my services. Thank you

Terreno Hill

I like the services because I can go places. I can get some of my thoughts out. There’s someone to talk too. And I like getting out to see the scenery. I like talking to Renee and the program Golden Heart.

Elizabeth S. Nealy

Golden Heart’s Employee of the Month!

Melanie Hasley is our employee of the month. Melanie is hard working and a good problem solver. We are so glad to have Melanie and we appreciate what she does for us. We hope you know how much we appreciate you Melanie. Congratulations!!!

Golden Heart’s Employee of the Month!

Stephen Stegall, III is this February’s employee of the month. We are very appreciative of Stephen, he takes good care of his clients and does his work well. Stephen’s clients are very happy and so are we. Congratulations Stephen, and keep doing what you do!!!

Golden Heart’s Employee of the Month!

Laura Capps is our January employee of the month. We appreciate Laura’s dedication and work ethic. She has been a great help to us at Golden Heart. We want to say thank you Laura for all of your hard work and dedication, we really appreciate it. Congratulations!!!!

Holiday Party at Illahee Hills!

Please join with us and our friends at Illahee Hills independent living community in Urbandale on Saturday December 21st from 2 – 5 pm! Golden Heart Senior Care would love to spread the holiday joy with you and the seniors we work with. Please join us for fun filled FREE activities for all ages.

• Professional pictures with Santa, as well as, family pictures.
• Hot cocoa and cider by the fire.
• Hershey Kiss Bingo.
• Write a letter to soldiers overseas.
• Also be entered to win the Golden Ticket!

Golden Heart Senior Care has put together a wonderful holiday gift basket for the lucky person who receives the Golden Ticket.

Golden Heart’s Employee of the Month!

Lee Welch is our employee of the month. Lee is reliable and has a good work ethic. He has been a great help to us here at Golden Heart. We want to say thank you for all your hard work and dedication. Please know we recognize you and you are appreciated. Congratulations!!!

Golden Heart’s Employee of the Month!

Our employee of the month this November is Mark Miracle. Mark is a hard-working dedicated employee. We appreciate how much he cares for his clients, and how much he helps them, and we know our clients appreciate it too. We are very grateful to have Mark with us and we value what he does for us. Congratulations Mark!!!