In-home Caregiver Leucadia Frontline Report

In-home Caregiver near Leucadia: Report on Long-Term Care Facilities

Report Suggests an In-home Caregiver near Leucadia is Safer than a Nursing Home

Most nursing homes project the image of a safe, comfortable, reliable refuge for people who are elderly. Friendly, qualified staff members surround seniors, closely monitoring their health, providing nourishing meals, and cheerfully assisting them with daily living tasks. But does this image match reality? A brand-new investigation by Frontline claims that long-term care facilities across the country are poorly regulated and rarely held accountable for tragedies that occur within their walls. The in-home caregiver near Leucadia is dismayed to discover that the state of California is a focus of this dismal report.

Too Little Regulation

Hospitals are obviously closely regulated by state and federal agencies. You might assume that nursing homes are also kept accountable, but the truth is that there are very few legal requirements when it comes to the quality of care that seniors in nursing homes are entitled to. For example, the law dictating the minimum number of staff members that must be present to help seniors is practically meaningless: two workers for as many as 200 residents. Worse yet, the fines imposed when neglect leads to injury or death are so minor that they would hardly show up on a facility’s financial records.

California in the Spotlight

The Frontline report gives special attention to the state of California—an unwanted distinction when the report is seeking to highlight the worst situations for seniors in the U.S. Without condemning all long-term care facilities and their personnel as irresponsible (certainly many of them are wonderful places to live), the report should cause family members of seniors to think carefully about their care decisions.

The Case for Choosing an In-home Caregiver in San Diego County

The bigger an institution, the easier it is to hide behind a false reputation. An in-home caregiver in San Diego County, on the other hand, doesn’t have a big budget, high-powered lawyers, or slick advertising to hide the facts. Keeping your loved one at home with the assistance of a caring, capable caregiver is a fantastic, affordable alternative to the nursing home.

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 and to 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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