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Caregivers near Del Mar See More Divorce Among Seniors

Divorce Creates Greater Need for Caregivers near Del Mar

Divorce is always a stressful, disappointing event, and one that affects the entire family in a negative way. But when an elderly couple separates, there are a multitude of additional factors that make it even more disruptive. Unfortunately, according to reports from elderly law experts and caregivers near Del Mar, the rate of divorce among seniors has risen over the last few years.

Additional Strain

When a senior couple divorces, each individual suddenly has quite a few additional needs. Caregivers are often called in to help with cooking, shopping, and cleaning responsibilities for a senior that his or her partner took care of in the past. Family members, of course, also have to pitch in and help in addition to their existing family responsibilities.

Why Does Divorce Happen?

Beside the typical reasons for divorce, elderly couples have unique potential strains on their relationships. Cognitive decline makes living together extremely difficult in some cases, and sometimes one member of a couple makes poor financial decisions that puts both members in great danger. If capable counselors are not available to help the couple work through these and many other difficulties, divorce may quickly become a real possibility.

Turning to Caregivers in San Diego County

Whether divorce is on the horizon or in the past, caregivers in San Diego County can be quiet, capable helpers to accomplish the myriad of necessary daily tasks while your family works through difficult situations. If your loved one is suddenly living alone, a caregiver may be necessary to keep the house running smoothly, as well as providing companionship during the day. If an elderly couple in your life is contemplating divorce, the daily help of a caregiver might be able to relieve the pressure and give them time to rediscover their love for each other.

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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.

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