Geriatric Care Managers in San Marcos: Great Family Caregiver Coaches

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Geriatric Care Managers In San Marcos Can Coach Families to Great Caregiving

Being a caregiver for aging parents is a little like becoming a parent for the first time: You become responsible for a large number of different tasks, all critical to the safety and health of the one you are caring for. There is little, if any, formal training for such a job, and it is understandable for a caregiver to feel overwhelmed very quickly. Don’t lose heart, however—it’s easier than ever for family members to find coaching that can turn you from a beginner into a capable caregiver. Geriatric care managers in San Marcos are ready and eager to help.

Coaching By the Experts

Family caregiver coaching is one of the services that geriatric care managers can offer. The goal of care management is to make sure that all aspects of a senior’s care are effective, and the caregiving skills of one or more family members are often the key to achieving that goal. You don’t need to feel embarrassed if you don’t even know where to start in providing care; if you are not already in the health care field, the chances are good that you have never worked in this capacity before. That’s why the experts are here to help.

What You Should Learn from Geriatric Care Managers in San Diego County

Emergency response is obviously a very important skill that every family caregiver should possess. CPR, safe lifting techniques, and recognizing the signs of a heart attack or stroke are basic skills that can save a loved one’s life along with quick action. But there are other, more “normal” abilities that you will use every day. Supervising prescription dosage requires careful scheduling and double-checking, and with a little knowledge of geriatric dietary needs, you can help an aging parent stay healthy and fit.

Becoming a Great Caregiver

There are many other things you can learn from geriatric care managers in San Diego County that will help you become the best caregiver that you can be. By taking advantage of this resource, you can give back to your parents in the most meaningful way possible: Giving them happy, fulfilling years surrounded by those they love even as they need more care.

Originally posted 2013-03-21 10:30:14.

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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.