A New Role for the Geriatric Care Manager in Solana Beach?

Geriatric Care Manager Solana Beach End of Life

A Geriatric Care Manager in Solana Beach Can Help Those with No Family

We have all heard of the complex and even heartbreaking situations that some families encounter when a loved one is nearing the end of their earthly journey. Disagreement over caregiving responsibilities, use of finances, and end-of-life issues can quickly throw a family into disarray, at a time when it should be more closely bound together than ever. But consider the challenges for a senior who has little or no family to turn to during this time. A trusted geriatric care manager in Solana Beach may be able to step in and handle legal, financial, and medical matters on his client’s behalf.

The Details of Dying

Anyone who has said goodbye to a beloved family member knows just how many details there are to handle. It’s easy to see how a single senior with no children would suffer great disadvantages by having no one to take care of those details on her behalf. To respond to this need, a new professional is emerging: a capable, trustworthy agent who can act as a legal representative when there is no one else to do so. This agent can make financial choices, designate beneficiaries of the client’s estate, and even make life support decisions.

Why Now?

Why has this need not been addressed until now? Obviously, the nature of death has never changed. However, a number of recent changes have led to the development of this unique field. For one thing, increased life expectancy means that more seniors are outliving their family members. Also, society has seen dramatic changes in the way families look. Divorce, remarriage, non-traditional relationships, and lifelong singleness frequently leave a senior without the reliable network of family members that was once assumed.

A Job for a Geriatric Care Manager in San Diego County

Many end-of-life issues are well within the capabilities of a geriatric care manager. In San Diego, a manager can take on the supervision of the affairs of a senior with no family, or a senior with family members who are themselves incapable of the task.

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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.