Home Caregivers near Poway: Helping Avoid Nursing Home Pitfalls

Home Caregivers Poway Nursing Home Foreclosures

Home Caregivers near Poway Keep Seniors Out of Dangerous Nursing Home Positions

Most nursing homes are well-run, staffed by competent, caring individuals, and comfortable. But there are also those that are decidedly unpleasant, or even dangerous, for seniors. In today’s down economy, there’s a specific danger for seniors in nursing homes that used to be very rare. Now, however, about 170,000 people find themselves in this strange predicament. Read on to find out what it is—and how home caregivers near Poway can help you stay as far away from it as possible.

Foreclosed Nursing Homes

The issue at hand is foreclosure on nursing homes. This event is obviously tragic for the residents of a nursing home, who must find a new place to live. However, things become much worse when the managers of a nursing home actually conceal the foreclosure proceedings from residents and their families. This is illegal, but some nursing home managers do it anyway in order to continue collecting money from residents as long as possible. When the nursing home closes suddenly, residents are left in a very precarious position.

Unfair Treatment

One senior, experiencing no fewer than three such incidents at three different nursing homes, has learned to spot the signs of a foreclosure in progress. It’s very unfortunate when retired seniors, who deserve and want some quiet years of rest, feel that they can not depend on their nursing home’s management to tell them the truth about the future of their housing. The uncertainty and the trauma of a sudden move threaten the mental and physical health of these seniors.

Home Caregivers in San Diego County as an Alternative

Many elderly people do not need to move into a nursing home as soon as they are unable to live alone safely. Home caregivers in San Diego County are available for a wide, flexible range of activities, from checking in once a day to spending the entire day with your aging loved ones. Foreclosure at nursing homes is just one more reason to look into professional caregiving as a great alternative.

Originally posted 2013-07-16 10:30:11.

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About 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.