In-home Care Encinitas Money Tips

In-home Care near Encinitas: Tips for Making Ends Meet

Paying for In-home Care near Encinitas Is Rarely Easy

Are you feeling a little (or a lot) overwhelmed by the costs of caring for an elderly loved one? Don’t feel too bad if you are. Just think for a moment about exactly what you are taking on: You’re supporting an additional person with little, if any, income and many expensive health needs. You might even be taking on the maintenance of a second house and providing transportation. Fitting these and other responsibilities into an already-busy life takes a great deal of management ability, not to mention a lot of money. Here are some tips for keeping your budget in the black, from your partners in in-home care near Encinitas.

Ask About Assistance

It doesn’t occur to most seniors’ family members to look into assistance for senior care costs. But there are quite a few programs at the local and federal levels (including Medicare, in some cases) established to help families address the growing needs of the Baby Boomers. You can look for resources in your area yourself, but the fastest way to conduct your research is to consult with a local geriatric care manager. These experts are uniquely qualified to help families piece together a caregiving plan that incorporates financial assistance.

Organize Family Efforts

Did you know that lack of communication within your family could waste money? If your family matches the typical pattern, only a few members are directly responsible for most of your loved one’s daily care. Other family members may be eager to help but unable to do so physically. But financial contributions can really take the pressure off those who do the footwork, shopping for groceries, paying for in-home care in San Diego County, and making home repairs. Make sure your family knows how they can help!

In-home Care in San Diego County: Affordable Assistance

If you’ve crossed professional caregiving off your list of possibilities because of expenses, you may want to think again. A caregiver can fill in a gap of an hour or two, or even stay overnight to keep your loved one safe while you are out of town. The rates for these services are surprisingly affordable, especially when you factor in the value of a much-needed break for the primary family caregivers.

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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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