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Home Care in Encinitas Has a Big Job Ensuring Seniors’ Safety

Elderly folks who are served by home care in Encinitas depend on their caregivers heavily. This is one reason experts discourage a casual, non-contracted caregiving relationship, with the family paying an acquaintance or neighbor to provide care for their loved one. If that individual forgets or is unable to do an important task (cooking a meal, for example, or reminding the senior to take a prescription), there may be no one else available to do it on short notice. This kind of lapse in care can lead to disastrous consequences.

Scheduling Accuracy

When caregivers are employed by an agency, clients have the benefit of knowing that managers are scheduling shifts, checking to make sure those shifts are covered, and keeping their employees accountable. If a caregiver has a trip planned or cannot work for some reason, the management can easily schedule a replacement without interrupting critical service. Family members have no need to worry about whether their loved ones are in danger of missing a meal or prescription dosage.

Backup Plans

Professionals in home care in San Diego County have emergencies just like the rest of us. A sick child, a vehicle breakdown, or illness can make it impossible for a caregiver to serve a senior client with little notice. With an agency, managers can quickly find a substitute when these emergencies occur. A caregiver working on a “freelance” basis has no such contingency plans, and family members are left handling the responsibilities however their schedules allow.

Home Care in San Diego County that You Can Trust

We are proud to guarantee our clients uninterrupted service, thanks to our detailed scheduling and backup caregiver systems. We understand that leaving a senior alone at home with serious needs is not acceptable, and we value the trust that you place in us when you give us the opportunity to serve your loved ones.

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About Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to HealthLine.com and to FamilyAffaires.com as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.