Personal Attendant Poway Prescription Abuse

Why a Personal Attendant in Poway Must Be Trustworthy

Trusting Your Personal Attendant in Poway Is Important

Just north of California, in the state of Oregon, a nurse has provided us with an example of why drug testing and screening are not out of place in the nursing and caregiving industries. If your loved one is cared for by a personal attendant in Poway, hopefully you have confidence that you will not encounter a similar situation! It seems the nurse, who was employed at a nursing home, was helping herself to prescription drugs that were meant for residents.

Drug Problems

Although the nurse had failed drug tests in the past, officials did not act on the results because she had prescriptions for several pain medications. They realized there was a serious problem, though, when a few of her patients at the nursing home were missing doses from their prescribed supplies. Further investigation showed that the nurse had been sneaking pills here and there, supplementing her own medication routine. This behavior is, of course, illegal, and the nurse has received a jail sentence of 60 days.

Accountability Problems

In a large long term care facility, it is, unfortunately, sometimes easy for caregivers to blend in and get away with irregular behavior. In recent years, we have seen quite a few stories of nurses and support staff members abusing residents, sometimes undetected for a long time. Many seniors and their family members prefer the accountability that an in-home personal attendant in San Diego County can provide.

Benefits of a Personal Attendant in San Diego County

Accountability is just one of the many benefits that a personal attendant gives his clients. Your loved one can continue enjoying the comfort of his or her own home instead of making the stressful move to a nursing home. Perhaps most importantly, they have the opportunity to build a close, special relationship with the person who provides care and spends time with them each day.

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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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