GCM and Long Distance Caregiving

Geriatric Care Managers near La Jolla and Long Distance Caregiving

Geriatric Care Managers near La Jolla are Ideal Partners in Long Distance Caregiving

As our world gets smaller through advances in transportation and communication technologies, seniors and their families often find the distance between themselves actually getting larger. It is now very common for most, or even all, of an elderly person’s family members to live a significant distance from them. Geriatric care managers near La Jolla are fully prepared to help with this situation, making long distance caregiving a truly workable solution.

Balancing Priorities

Those in the “sandwich generation” feel the pressure from both sides even more heavily when they do not live close to their aging parents. They might even feel guilty about not moving closer to their parents, but often that decision simply isn’t best for the family as a whole. Fortunately, there are resources and professionals available to make the balance work. You just have to know who to talk to.

The Valuable Services of Geriatric Care Managers in San Diego County

The “secret weapons” in caring for your parents from far away are geriatric care managers. In San Diego County, these professionals are specially trained to help families care for their aging loved ones, managing all sorts of responsibilities and checkups that can only be done in person. Monitoring safety and health on a regular basis; setting up doctor visits; and being first on the scene in the event of an emergency are just some of the things that you can depend on your care manager to take care of.

Staying In Touch

Communicating with your loved one and your geriatric care manager is key to successfully maintaining a long distance caregiving system. Webcam and video chat technology have made this easier than ever, and it is worth the effort to set it up and teach your loved one to use it if at all possible. With a care manager keeping careful watch over your aging parent, you will be able to keep in touch without getting burdened down by the need to organize a myriad of small tasks from a distance.

Originally posted 2013-02-05 10:30:34.

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 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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