Make the Most Of the Possibilities with Geriatric Care Managers in Escondido

GCMs Advances in Senior CareAsk Geriatric Care Managers in Escondido About Exciting New Possibilities

We often hear about negative aspects of caring for seniors: rising health care prices, the dilemmas over Social Security and Medicare funding, and family members stretched between their parents and their children. But there have been some great improvements in senior care within the last few decades, and they make it possible for our aging loved ones to enjoy comforts that their parents could not. In Escondido, geriatric care managers–a position that is itself one of those improvements–can help you make the most of these unprecedented possibilities.

Long-term Care Facilities

You can still find nursing homes with linoleum floors, dim lighting, and undecorated walls, but for the most part that style (or lack thereof!) is a thing of the past. Today, designers emphasize brightness, pleasant environments, and ergonomical features in long-term care facilities. If you select the right retirement or nursing home, your loved one will feel as if they are living at a high-class hotel.

At-Home Care

The rise of the in-home care industry and the development of technological safety devices has made it possible for seniors with declining health to safely live in their own homes longer than ever before. Organizing supervision, transportation, and other responsibilities is trickier than moving your loved one to a long-term care facility, but the benefits are usually worth the extra work.

Working with GCMs in San Diego County

Geriatric care managers, or GCMs, in San Diego County specialize in evaluating your family’s situation and helping you come up with the perfect set of care solutions. For example, your aging parents may have a strong desire to live at home, but you simply don’t know how you can provide them with healthy meals while tending to your own family. A care manager can tell you about the many services and assistance programs available to make it happen.

Originally posted 2012-12-05 11:00:56.

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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.