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Geriatric Care Managers near Leucadia Can Help With Voting Issues

Geriatric Care Managers near Leucadia Are Just the People to Ask About Seniors’ Voting Rights

The elderly fall into an interesting category when it comes to voting in national and local elections: They have the right to vote, but are often physically unable to do what they need to in order to get to their designated polling place. Requesting and successfully completing an absentee ballot could be even more difficult. Geriatric care managers near Leucadia can help answer your questions about seniors’ voting rights.

Nursing Homes: Responsibilities

Nursing home officials must notify residents of their right to vote in upcoming elections and to provide assistance in doing so. Although some facilities fail to take this responsibility seriously, watchdog groups keep an eye out for such failures and report it as fraud. If you are concerned that your loved one did not get the chance to vote because of a situation like this, you should speak with your care manager about your options.

Your Responsibilities

If your aging parent lives at home, it is up to you to make sure he or she has the opportunity to vote. The government is very accommodating, but you do have to request and return an absentee ballot on time in order for it to be counted. It’s important to plan ahead, because it takes time to process your request. As in the case of a nursing home, it is up to a senior’s caregiver to take charge of this if the senior isn’t able to do it himself.

Questions? Contact a Geriatric Case Manager in San Diego County

Voting is a confusing process for many people, but especially for seniors. Don’t let this right fall by the wayside; contact a geriatric case manager in San Diego County and find out what you need to do to get a ballot into the hands of your loved one the next time election day rolls around.

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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