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Sometimes Seniors Provide In-home Care in San Marcos

Is In-home Care in San Marcos Also Aging?

What’s the typical image of a worker who provides in-home care in San Marcos? You might picture an energetic, outgoing young woman or man with a personal mission for helping elderly people. While this certainly describes many professional caregivers, it doesn’t apply in every case. A number of media outlets have noticed a fascinating trend in caregiving: seniors providing care for other seniors.

It Makes Sense

It’s easy to think of reasons a senior might make an excellent caregiver. He is likely to have much in common with his client in terms of memories, interests, and family relationships. Many times, a senior who cared for a spouse or parent until their passing has valuable caregiving experience and plenty of time on their hands. For a senior who is physically active and able to perform normal household tasks, a part-time job as a caregiver may be just right.

Possible Issues

There are, of course, some objections that clients may have concerning senior caregivers. A worker who is up in years may do well with cleaning, laundry, and cooking, but what if an emergency occurs? Lifting a client who has fallen from a wheelchair, for example, could be too much for an aging caregiver. As with any of its employees, an agency would be responsible to test and train its senior caregivers to ensure that they are capable of handling all responsibilities within their job description.

In-home Care in San Diego County Is Bound to Change

The aging of the population of caregivers is just one of the changes we expect to see in the caregiving industry over the next few decades. The long-anticipated retirement of the baby boomer generation is upon us, and it will bring with it many new challenges and opportunities. If your loved one is approaching the point of needing more care than you can provide on your own, we want to help! Ask us how in-home care in San Diego County can support you and your family.

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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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