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In-home Care in Del Mar: Controversy over Medical Guidelines

Seniors Under In-home Care in Del Mar Might Face Confusion in the Doctor’s Office

The practice of medicine has, unquestionably, transformed over the last hundred years or so. The doctor of the past relied on his own personal experience and knowledge passed on from mentors, in addition to his formal education. Today, experts identify a growing trend in the field that pushes doctors toward a totally different approach: reliance on standardized guidelines instead of personal decision-making. Seniors who benefit from in-home care in Del Mar might see the effects of this change firsthand when they visit their doctors.

Consistent Care is the Goal

Less experienced doctors can certainly benefit from standardized guidelines that offer instructions for treating illnesses. These guidelines may well even save lives by quickly directing doctors toward effective treatments once they have made a diagnosis. Guidelines also provide a kind of safety net for doctors: if they follow a prescribed course of action, they protect themselves from accusations of malpractice or incompetence.

Not Every Case is the Same

The trouble with guidelines lies in the fact that every person, and every person’s illness, is unique. Medicine is so complex that many feel standardized guidelines have no useful purpose in the field. This opinion is highlighted in cases that feature more than one illness in a particular patient. Drug side effects and other complications often render guidelines useless and force a doctor to make creative decisions after all. Wise veterans of the medical field worry that younger doctors could learn to rely on guidelines too much, neglecting the development of their own personal skills.

In-home Care in San Diego County: Simple Assistance

Whatever course of action your senior loved one’s doctor decides on, its success will depend on their ability to adhere to the prescribed medications, diet, and exercises. In-home care in San Diego County helps seniors remember and faithfully carry out their doctor’s instructions in order to give them the best possible chance of recovery.

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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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