Care Management in Oceanside: A Warning About Diet

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Do you know what your elderly loved one is eating? It may not be a subject that you think about every day, but if your parent is under care management in Oceanside or another San Diego County town, someone else is probably preparing most of their meals for them. A recent tragedy here in California illustrates the need for trustworthy, capable cooks when it comes to seniors’ diets.

A Deadly Mistake

A nursing home in Loomis, California became the focus of a Social Services investigation after two residents died and three others required emergency medical attention. The cause of the trouble was a soup prepared by the nursing home’s cooking staff, which included wild mushrooms. A worker at the home had found the mushrooms growing outside the building and decided to include them in the meal—a move that most people would recognize as risky at best, and infuriating for families who need to trust that their loved one will be safe.

Finding a Safe Facility with Care Management in San Diego County

If you are looking for a great long-term care facility for your loved one, it is a great idea to work with professional care management in San Diego County. These experts investigate nursing homes thoroughly, making sure that the staff observes safe practices. That includes the area of diet, which has a huge effect on a senior’s well-being. Don’t take the risk that your loved one could become the victim of another violation of food safety rules.

Other Dietary Issues

Of course, poisoning isn’t the only problem to fear in the area of seniors’ diets. The aging body has different nutritional requirements than a younger, growing body, and you should make sure that your parent gets the nutrients he or she needs every day. Consulting with a care manager can help you become more aware of these needs, and hiring a great in-home caregiver can give you peace of mind that your loved one will enjoy healthy, delicious meals.

Originally posted 2012-12-06 14:00:28.

Tim Colling
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 and to 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.

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