In-home Caregiver Escondido 2015 Cuts

In-home Caregiver near Escondido: Coming Cuts?

The In-home Caregiver near Escondido Examines 2015 Budget Cuts

The year 2014 is only in its third month, but government officials are already making budget plans for 2015. Experts who have taken a look at the proposed budget notice that there are quite a few cuts to senior programs, and those cuts could become even larger as the budget travels the long road through the Senate and House of Representatives. Here’s a brief overview from the in-home caregiver near Escondido.

What Programs Will Be Affected?

It’s far too early to tell exactly what will happen with senior care related programs, but here are the ones that appear to be on the list for reduction or freezing of support:

  • Meals on wheels programs
  • Low income home energy assistance
  • Support for family caregivers
  • Senior Community Service Employment Program

If your senior loved one benefits from one of these programs, it is possible that he will be directly affected by reduced services.

How the Cuts Might Work

Some of the programs face basic reductions in funding by millions of dollars. Many experts see these cuts as the result of failure to reform the entitlement programs that consume such a large percentage of the federal budget (and promise to consume more as more Baby Boomers retire). Other programs will have their funding “frozen” at current levels. This will have the same effect as a cut, however, since the number of seniors needing those services will rise next year.

How the In-home Caregiver in San Diego County Can Give Relief

As a busy family caregiver, anticipating budget cuts in 2015 seems like the last thing you need on your plate! Fortunately, a geriatric care manager and an in-home caregiver in San Diego County can make a dramatic difference in the amount of time, energy, and cost that any one family member has to expend to give a senior the care she deserves.

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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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