Golden Heart Southern Utah Senior Care


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Address:
435 E. Tabernacle Street
Suite 201
Saint George, Utah 84770
United States
phone:
view phone435-705-4520
fax:
view fax435-688-8488
website:
GoldenHeartSouthernUtah.com
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For compassionate senior and rehabilitative care, locals can trust the caring professionals at Golden Heart Senior Care.  The Golden Heart Hallmark is that we value our clients.  As stated in our Client Bill of Rights and expressed through the caring hands of your caregiver, our focus is to provide you or your loved one with the highest quality care with compassion, dignity, and respect.


It’s our mission to empower our clients and caregivers to work as a team, which keeps your loved one feeling independent and secure. Many people are finding it more difficult to properly provide for loved ones who get easily confused, forget doctor appointments, mix up medication, have chronic illnesses, suffer from loneliness, or more.


Whether you need a full-time caregiver or just someone to give you a helping hand, our fully licensed and bonded caregivers will be there for you.  We understand that you are busy, and working with an additional caregiver can help you provide the attention required without sacrificing your loved one’s needs.  We provide specialized one-on-one care for people with complex needs arising from degenerative and/or chronic illnesses.  Basic chores like deep cleaning and preparing meals are completed while our professional staff keeps a watchful eye over your loved one.  


It is our pleasure to provide families with counseling and education services to help guide you through your loved one’s aging process. If you or your loved one lives in the greater Southern Utah area, care services are available from the locals you can trust.  We understand that caring for a loved one can be overwhelming and stressful, and even more distressing if they live far away.  Our professional staff (Certified Nursing Assistants or above) provide excellent personalized care.


Call us and experience the peace of mind that comes from knowing that you’re in Caring Hands with Golden Heart!


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OUR SERVICES


We offer a wide variety of services that are tailored to meet your needs and no minimum-hour requirements.  Some of them include:


Golden Heart Services


Friendship:  The Next Best Thing to Family



  • Elderly companionship and conversation

  • Visit neighbors and friends

  • Provide respite care

  • Play games, card and crafts

  • Assist with evening and tuck-in

  • Assist with entertaining

  • Answer the door

  • Reminisce about the past

  • Assist with clothing selection

  • Discuss current and historical events

  • Mail bills and letters

  • Plan visits, outings and trips

  • Read religious materials

  • Maintain calendar

  • Record family history


Golden Heart Services


Tranquility:  A Clean and Organized Home



  • Aid with morning and wake-up

  • Arrange appointments

  • Plan, prepare and clean up meals

  • Accommodate special dietary needs

  • Prepare future meals

  • Light house cleaning / change linens

  • Make beds / dust furniture

  • Organize and clean closets

  • Drop off and pick up dry cleaning

  • Pick up prescriptions

  • Prepare grocery lists

  • Assist with pet care

  • Shop for groceries and supplies

  • Escort to appointments

  • Escort for shopping and errands

  • Escort to religious services


Golden Heart Services


Hands-On Care from a Compassionate Heart



  • Assist with eating

  • Alzheimer's and dementia care

  • Grooming

  • Dressing

  • Bathing

  • Incontinence

  • Assist with walking / mobility

  • Cognitive impairment

  • Assist with exercise

  • Provide medication reminders

  • Advocate on your behalf with other medical and health care professionals


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Matt Eschler


A short biography


My name is Matt Eschler.  I have a PhD in clinical psychology and a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.  I currently hold a Utah State License to perform psychotherapy and several types of family counseling.


2011 began as a near perfect fall in Southern Utah.  My oldest son had graduated high school and was on a service mission.  My other two kids, a 15-year-old boy and 17-year-old girl, had begun high school classes and both engaged in cross country and track and field sports.  Everything was as it should be in our family.  We built our home near my mother so that we could be of service to her as she aged.  My father had passed away ten years previous to this particular fall.  My wife worked managing my counseling center and our home while I worked as a marriage counselor and Professor at Dixie State University.  We all had busy schedules but made things work by attending each other's major events and connected each evening one way or another.


It was this particular fall that my sisters and I noticed my mother beginning to show certain vulnerabilities.  First, my mother announced that she was scared to drive.  Mother had always been extremely independent but the thoughts of driving herself was becoming too frightening for her.  I noticed that her sight had changed for the worse and her anxiety was increasing.  This led to her surrendering her license.  A short time later while cooking dinner for herself, my mother fell and broke her hip.  These two events led to a rapid decline in my mother's independence.  The family gathered together with my mother to discuss her needs and to determine how we could best assist her in her recovery from the broken hip and beyond.


The main thing that came from this gathering is that my mother did not want to go to a home and would do anything to remain safely tucked in her home.  My siblings and I promised her that this would happen.  We had NO idea what we just agreed to. During the next eleven months my mother went through three siblings taking turns living with her, three different hired caregivers assisting us in her care, getting her jewelry and her painkillers stolen by one of the hired assistants, getting placed on hospice, taken off hospice, then placed back on hospice because of mistakes in her care documentation and finally needing full-time care and general assistance twenty four hours a day until her passing in the fall of 2012.


I'm telling you about my mother because this experience is exactly why I am involved with Golden Heart Senior Care.  During the time of our greatest need my siblings and myself had worked ourselves into exhaustion caring for my mother. We were desperate for help so we began calling for help.  Some calls did not get returned, some needed up to three weeks to get organized to help my mother, and we finally hired one person that came referred to us as a part time caregiver.  This person stole from my mother.  Our first round of experiences in the world of senior health care actually made us more frustrated and far less hopeful in keeping my mother home. 


After these experiences and still finding no real advocate for our mother's care, we were at our wits end and began discussing options.  We had a neighbor girl that was out of work so we offered her a job helping us care for my mom.  We all began the eleven month process of learning how to care for my mother in her final months.  It all ended well.  My mother was able to remain in her home as she wished and we had great help that was extremely attentive to my mother's needs as she progressively required more assistance.  This process began with great intentions, progressed to some serious hopelessness, and finally graduated to some of the most peaceful and wonderful times with my mother. 


I determined that I could help families never have to struggle like I did in finding help.  I told my wife, Chris, that no one should have to wander through the mine field of senior care.  We discussed some initial ideas of how to help others.  Sometime after these discussions, I was introduced to Golden Heart Senior Care by a close friend.  My wife and I were immediately interested. Golden Heart Senior Care offered everything that I knew needed to be offered to protect people in crisis looking for senior care. The background checks that assure no drug addicts or felons would be allowed in the homes of our loved one.  Training that extends beyond anything I could have imagined.  Knowing that families would be in good hands was what I envisioned and that is why I am an owner of Golden Heart Senior Care here in Southern Utah.  My goal, what I am driven to do, my promise is that NO other family will ever struggle finding quality, safe, compassionate, accountable care for those that want nothing more than to remain in their home with the care they need. 



Hours:

Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
(Live operator 24/7)

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I had a great experience with Golden Heart Senior Care here in St. George. They came in quickly when we needed them and provided great meals, cleaning and various assistance as needed.
I highly recommend Matt and his staff.

07/08/2016 - 05:33 pm

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