Home Care In Fallbrook: A Call For Improvement in Home Care Funding

Home Care Near Fallbrook Minnesota CallThe Duluth News Tribune in Duluth, Minnesota recently published an opinion article about the need for state government to devote more funding to efforts like home care near Fallbrook and elsewhere here in San Diego County. The call to action was written by two leaders in the Minnesota home care industry and draws attention to the fact that, while state lawmakers debate a stadium funding bill, a large population of seniors is quickly becoming needful of qualified, adequately paid caregivers.

 An Important Alternative to Nursing Homes

A shift away from nursing home care and toward long term home care in Minnesota has created a demand for professional caregivers. According to the opinion article, the state needs to act in order to make sure the caregiving industry is attractive enough to build its base of workers. Currently, a wage freeze holds the typical salary for a home caregiver in that state at a level that does not lend itself to drawing new recruits.

Funding Strategies

The authors of the article do not limit themselves to empty pleas for action; rather, they suggest real initiatives that could boost the numbers of caregivers available to serve seniors. These include a “safety net” for seniors with low incomes which would enable them to afford the kind of private duty care that many California seniors enjoy. Another plan, which is on its way through the Minnesota legislature, would allow seniors to use life insurance benefits to pay for home care services.

Why Home Care Is Superior to Nursing Home Care

Minnesota’s shift in focus from nursing home to home care reflects a growing understanding across the nation that enabling seniors to remain in their own home is a compassionate, responsible choice. Elderly individuals who use professional home care in San Diego County and elsewhere enjoy familiar surroundings, the companionship of neighbors, and the comfort they have learned to love over many years.

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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