News From A Servant’s Heart Care Solutions – 8/17/10

Here are summaries and links to the most recent news you can use from our website at www.TrustworthyCare.com.  Enjoy!

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In this newsletter:
– Overcoming the Challenge of Paying for In-Home Care For Seniors
– How a Geriatric Care Manager and a Durable Power of Attorney Make Aging Easier
– Other Voices: When Guns Get In The Way of Senior Care
– Other Voices: Hallucinations in Hospital Pose Risk to Elderly
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Overcoming the Challenge of Paying for In-Home Care for Seniors

There are many ways to pay for non-medical home care.

As we age, maintaining our quality of life becomes more expensive. Medical costs increase, and in-home care for seniors can become a necessity. While insurance policies and Medicare help with medical expenses, companion care costs are often paid for out-of-pocket. With a little planning, though, you can make it easier to pay for in-home care…

How a Geriatric Care Manager and a Durable Power of Attorney Make Aging Easier

Do you know that more than half of all seniors over 85 have some form of cognitive impairment or dementia? That’s a scary thought for the elderly who live alone, and it’s even more frightening for those who care about them. A geriatric care manager and a durable power of attorney can work together to make everyone feel better about getting older…

Other Voices: When Guns Get In The Way of Senior Care

When Guns Get In The Way Of Senior Care

Over at Better Senior Care Blog, Beverly Bernstein Joie, MS, CMC has posted a terrific article about the issues and concerns that arise when the elderly and others have guns in their homes. If those persons no longer have the ability to make safe choices about when and how to use those guns, safety risks can be high…

Other Voices: Hallucinations in Hospital Pose Risk to Elderly

Trustworthy Care for Seniors Living at Home in San Diego County

As we have written about before here, it is wise to make sure that when anyone is admitted to the hospital, they have someone else stay with them to be their advocate and witness. See our article “Should My Parent Have a Caregiver Stay With Them At The Hospital?” A recent New York Times article reminds us of the need for this witness/advocate assistance from a new perspective because of hallucinations suffered when receiving treatment in hospitals…

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Originally posted 2010-08-17 06:00:58.

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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.