Senior Care Resources and Information in Charlotte, NC

Encouraging a Healthier Diet with Quality Home Care Support

Home Care Options for Seniors in Charlotte NC

Home Care Options for SeniorsThe first time Miranda’s children suggested she get some type of help around the house she was 78 years old and widowed. She was still able to manage most things, but had a little difficulty with certain tasks, including getting up and down the stairs and doing laundry.

At the time, she didn’t know much about the various home care options available to her, but she wasn’t too keen on the idea of having a complete stranger come to her home and provide assistance. Over time, though, she began to learn about the many things a home care aide could do to help out. Her adult children lived too far away to offer any real physical support or assistance.

After several months of talking about it, she finally hired an aide through an agency in town. At first, she was nervous and didn’t know what to expect, but immediately the home care aide set her mind at ease.

After a few weeks, Miranda felt as though she was completely comfortable with this particular caregiver. In fact, she felt as though she had known her for many years. They had conversations, went out for walks, and did many things together.

Miranda ended up doing things she had long ago given up. During some of those conversations, the home care aide focused on Miranda’s diet and the things that she was eating. At the time, Miranda didn’t think much about it, but after a couple of weeks the home care aide sat down with her to explain how important it was to pay attention to the foods she consumed.

Miranda had figured since she was well into her 70s it didn’t really matter what she ate any longer. It wasn’t as though she was going to live forever, in her own mind.

The home care aide talked about the value of vitamins and other essential nutrients in a daily diet as well as cutting out bad cholesterol, avoiding too much red meat, and more. This caregiver explained that a poor diet can lead to fatigue, low energy, and a number of other challenges in life, including potential memory related issues.

She also explained how important it was to stay physically active and get exercise. Her family had mentioned some of these things in the past, but she didn’t really pay attention; she didn’t see that her adult children can truly understand her situation in life. This caregiver, though, had worked with many other seniors, and offered the kind of encouragement she needed.


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Natalie Smith

Natalie Smith, Founder and Co-Owner of Golden Heart Senior Care of Charlotte is hands on with every detail of Golden Heart’s business. Natalie emigrated to the United States from Ukraine. Coming to this country, she did not know a word of English and her and her mother had virtually nothing. Through hard-work and determination as well as through the assistance of social organizations, Natalie learned English, educated herself and grew to be a business owner. It was while working as a caregiver and putting herself through school that Natalie came to love working for, and with, seniors. It was this passion for taking care of others (as well as her past experience where she herself was on the receiving end of help) that led Natalie to always want to open her own home care agency. She takes a tremendous amount of pride in providing quality care to the clients of Golden Heart Senior Care of Charlotte. As such, she uses her corporate experience in management to oversee the selection and hiring of caregivers for Golden Heart Senior Care of Charlotte. In addition, Natalie continuously engages with clients to ensure they are more than satisfied with the care they receive and constantly looks for ways to improve herself and her company.

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