In-home Caregivers Carlsbad Nursing Home Report

In-home Caregivers near Carlsbad: Nursing Home Investigation

Study Shows that In-home Caregivers near Carlsbad may be Safer than Nursing Homes

Adult children of seniors should keep up with news relating to elderly care, especially if they are in the process of making long-term care decisions. Sadly, some families make these decisions with minimal discussion among themselves, changing their senior loved ones’ lives with barely a consultation. A report like the one recently issued by a local San Diego newspaper, though, should be enough to remind you that there are very serious issues to consider.

Poor Medical Attention

Investigators, concerned about the possibility of medical care failures within local nursing homes, looked through official records to get a picture of how residents with special health needs were cared for. They found several serious problems, which appeared to be widespread across facilities. First, the penalties for neglecting medical care and even for hiding residents’ health needs seem to be relatively mild. Facilities can expect a fine if they are found to have handled a resident’s health care inappropriately, but those fines are not even always obtained by state officials.

Insufficient Staffing

Unlike most in-home caregivers near Carlsbad, staff members at nursing homes are not always qualified for their jobs. The investigation found that many staffers, at least in our city in southern California, did not speak English well enough to communicate with elderly residents. The report found another problem, one that is “built in” to the system: While long-term care facilities are legally allowed to house residents with advanced medical conditions, they do not have to have staff members trained to provide medical care for those conditions. Thus a resident is in danger of suffering complications that might go unnoticed by untrained staffers.

Why Elect for In-home Caregivers in San Diego County?

One of the major advantages that in-home caregivers in San Diego County offer over nursing homes is a continued close relationship with family. Instead of handing over all care to a staff of unknown caregivers, we team up with family to provide only the care that is needed. And you can count on our caregivers to be friendly, capable, and ready to act in the event of an emergency.

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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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