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Geriatric Care Managers in 4S Ranch: An Ounce of Prevention

The Advice of Geriatric Care Managers in 4S Ranch Can Help Avoid Abuse and Injury

We are all familiar with the advice, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” and to our shame we’ve all disregarded it too often! But the basic premise is very serious in the context of senior care, and it really is critical for families to make sure they are doing everything in their power to protect their most vulnerable members. This is one area in which the expert eyes of geriatric care managers in 4S Ranch can make a huge difference.

Financial Threats

Financial abuse is one of the most common threats to the elderly today, and it can come from a disturbing number of different sources. A telemarketer, a needy and distant family member, or even a complete stranger at the door might seek to take advantage of a senior who is no longer sharp enough to make quick, wise decisions. A GCM has learned to spot weaknesses in your loved one’s financial situation and help you reinforce them against con men and thieves.

Physical/Emotional Abuse

Tragically, in many cases family members discover only after it is too late that a caregiver, a house cleaner, or even a family member has been abusing a senior. You may not recognize the sometimes subtle signals that abuse is occurring, and you probably do not have the resources to conduct a thorough background check on the people you allow to work in your loved one’s home. Geriatric care managers in San Diego County, however, can help you set up the safe environment that your aging parent deserves.

Safety with Geriatric Care Managers in San Diego County

You may be accustomed to the way your parents’ home has looked for many years, but as your parents’ bodies and minds change, their house should change as well. On walking through the house, a GCM can identify at a glance where the hidden dangers are that can cause dangerous falls and bumps. This ounce of prevention, in the form of advice and a list of minor changes to make to flooring, counters, closets, beds, and bathrooms, could be the key to avoiding painful injuries and hospital bills.

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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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