Geriatric social workers serve as crucial assets to the elderly. Most senior citizens have circumstances that are specific to their age, such as a growing number of health issues, changing social situations, and various financial concerns associated with retirement. Some senior citizens are well-equipped to deal with the process of getting older, and others may be confused and anxious about the process.
If you have an aging family member in San Diego County, you might have a lot of questions that you’d like to have answered – such as how you may be of help to your loved one. Your senior relative probably has many questions that need to be answered, as well.
Because the population of elderly people in the U.S. is growing all the time (due to an aging Baby Boomer generation), the work of geriatric specialist social workers and other professionals in the field is particularly vital. In many cases, such professionals are also of great help to the families of senior citizens. A social worker who serves the elderly might help with retirement issues, social problems, and mental health assessment.
If your elder does not know how to find some of the local resources that may provide guidance on senior living issues, a social worker or senior care manager can probably help. It is likely in your best interest to assist your aging family member in finding a professional case manager. If you are unable to attend a consultation or other meeting between a social worker and your elder, you might want to hire a caregiver from a licensed San Diego County home care company to provide assistance. Once you begin exploring the possibilities, you will discover a wealth of options and resources available to the elderly in San Diego County.
Dr. Montaño is the President of Eve-Mar Care Management, based in San Diego and serving all of San Diego County. Dr. Montañ0 has a PhD in Human Services and other advanced degrees in a variety of fields. She is also a certified family mediator, and often helps families with elder/family conflict resolution.
Marilou dela Rosa
Ms. dela Rosa assists seniors in the greater San Diego area. She has more than 20 years of experience in the field of senior health care. She now provides services to elders via Access Care Senior Living. An important benefit that she offers is her familiarity with the assisted living industry of San Diego County. The first step in getting help through Access Care Senior Living is generally to schedule a consultation to assess your senior loved one’s needs and circumstances.
Ms. Mulholland is an LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker). She has a Master’s degree in Social Work, and her focus is on older adults and their families. She provides the elderly with services such as counseling, coping with dementia, making transitions, managing depression, and dealing with end of life issues. Her office is located in Vista, and she has experience working with seniors from the ages of 60 to 100.
Managing the details that accompany aging can be confusing initially. However, San Diego County offers a wealth of social workers and other professionals who are trained in assisting seniors and their families. If your elder family member needs help, you may find plenty of local resources worth exploring in San Diego County.
Disclaimer: The resources mentioned here are provided as a courtesy to you. They are intended to provide examples to assist in your understanding and learning about the types of resources that may be available. The information presented here about them and their qualifications and attributes are based upon the representations made on their websites. Accredited Home Care does not specifically recommend or endorse these or any other third party resources, and you should carefully investigate and review any providers of good or services before doing business with them, and then make your own choices.
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