In-home Assistance for Elderly near Escondido VA Scandal

Disturbing News about VA Delays

In-home Assistance for Elderly near Escondido Brings an Update on the VA Scandal

If you have an elderly veteran in your family, you have likely been following the development of the scandal that has hit the Department of Veterans Affairs this month. With Memorial Day coming up, the story is a sad reminder that it is easy to wave a flag and say thank you, but difficult to provide all of the physical and mental health support that our uniformed men and women deserve. Today, in-home assistance for elderly near Escondido reports on a new development in nearby New Mexico.

Hiding Delays for the Sake of Image

Amid the reports, accusations, and claims being made by investigators and employees within the VA system, one storyline concentrates on the issue of patient delays. According to statements by at least one whistleblower in New Mexico, employees reported zero or very short wait times for appointments, when the patients actually had to wait weeks for their appointments. The short wait times made the department look efficient and effective on paper, while the actual wait times placed veterans’ health in grave danger.

Serious Consequences

Although the computerized reporting system made it a simple matter for workers to enter false wait times, the result of the deception was very serious. It is certain that many veterans had to wait a long time to see doctors while suffering from illnesses. In addition, because the falsified reports made the local organization appear to be well staffed and operating on time, officials did not become aware of the need for better service.

In-home Assistance for Elderly in San Diego County

Our deepest hope is that our government’s devotion to our veterans will lead to a swift, complete correction of the shortcomings within the VA Department. In-home assistance for elderly in San Diego County is committed to provide whatever help it can for veterans, making them comfortable and safe in their homes. We also wish a very happy Memorial Day to all veterans and their familes!

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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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