Geriatric Care Managers in Carlsbad Can Help With Money Questions

Money Questions

Geriatric Care Managers In Carlsbad Help Make Managing an Aging Parent’s Money Easier

There is hardly a more sensitive topic than an aging parent’s finances. Maintaining a senior’s budget on their behalf is often a tightrope act, making sure that he or she has all the equipment, medications, and assistance necessary while also conserving money for whatever unexpected needs may arise in the future.

Disagreements between family members about the best use of the money add layers of complexity to the problem.  This can be especially true when legal and financial questions arise  and that’s when you can really benefit from the expert advice of geriatric care managers.  In Carlsbad or elsewhere, professional geriatric care managers can be an invaluable source of help for these situations.

Spending vs. Saving

Health care is expensive. No one argues with that fact, but when it comes to actually spending money on services and products, arguments frequently arise because of the large amounts of money changing hands. A level headed, objective, educated GCM can help families discuss the cost differences between the available options. A family member may feel very strongly about avoiding nursing home care, not realizing the burden it would relieve others of.

San Diego County Geriatric Care Managers Help Guide Discussions

A discussion of financial issues guided by an expert care manager is far more productive than an argument fueled mainly by emotions. Your family may be at an impasse over a disagreement, not realizing that there is an easy solution out there that a GCM could tell you about. Government programs, local organizations, and low-cost options are all resources that might be within your reach and could save you and your loved one money.

Legal Matters

No matter how close-knit a family is, it is a good idea to have financial matters spelled out legally. Power of attorney and joint bank accounts are very helpful tools, and a GCM can tell you how they work and how they can help your family work more smoothly together. Don’t let money drive your family apart just when your aging parents need your support most. Take advantage of the help that a GCM can provide in this critical area.

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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.