Is Your Parent Ready for Senior Care? Ask a Care Manager near San Marcos

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Coming face to face with the reality that one or both of your parents need care is often a shock. Over the course of our lives, most of us become used to the idea of our parents being responsible, rock-solid people to whom we can always turn for help. When the signs of dementia or declining physical ability begin to show in our parents, we can easily panic. Fortunately, a care manager in San Marcos can help you make smart, balanced decisions that will make the coming years easier for your entire family.

Recognizing Signs

It’s not fair to be paranoid about your parents, grilling them every time they can’t find their keys or a friend’s name slips their mind. On the other hand, failing to recognize the signs of decline could leave your parents alone in dangerous situations. If you are confused and worried about your parents, a geriatric care manager can help you by visiting with them and giving you a professional opinion about their condition.

Responding

The way you respond to your parents during this sensitive time will set the groundwork for the new structure of your relationship with them. It’s wise to talk with a manager about how to preserve seniors’ safety at home without making them feel as if someone else is taking over their lives. Open communication, one of the most critical parts of any relationship, gets a huge benefit from the involvement of a care manager.

Working With a Care Manager in San Diego County

Don’t feel left behind if you have never even heard of a care manager. In San Diego County, these professionals are relatively new on the scene, but are already making a huge difference in the families of their clients. If you are anticipating a transition for your parents into a more closely supervised and protected situation, a consultation with a care manager should be one of your very first steps.

Originally posted 2012-12-04 09:00:17.

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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.