Elderly near Poway: Be Careful When Selecting In Home Assistance

How Can You Make Sure Your Parents’ Caregivers Are Trustworthy?

Another example of a caregiver stealing from clients raises the importance of using discernment and caution when hiring in home assistance for the elderly near Poway and elsewhere. We can’t be reminded too often that a person can appear kind and trustworthy in an interview, but actually be planning to abuse you and your loved ones financially.

A Vulnerable Client

A devoted wife near Toledo, Ohio hired a caregiver from a local service to assist her husband while she was away at her part-time job. The husband, who was suffering from brain cancer, was unable to communicate verbally, much less handle basic daily tasks. The wife was happy with the care and had no idea anything was wrong until she took a broken piece of jewelry to be repaired.

Lost Forever

The jeweler told her that the broken necklace was just a cheap imitation—a replacement for the real one that she had bought her husband years ago. Further investigation showed that the caregiver had stolen many other pieces of jewelry and sold them, never to be recovered by the couple. Hopefully, in home assistance for elderly near Poway would never lead to this kind of situation, but it is worth the effort to ensure the reliability and background of assistants provided by local companies.

A Source of Trustworthy In Home Assistance for the Elderly in San Diego County 

The caregiver was convicted, sentenced to time in prison, and ordered to pay over $30,000 in fines, but the pain and loss of the victims will linger for many years. A Servant’s Heart Care Solutions prides itself on the character of its employees and invites you to ask any questions you may have while deciding on in home assistance for elderly loved ones in San Diego County. Our elderly loved ones need all the protection they can get in order to be safe from the rising problem of financial abuse.

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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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