Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families

Highlight:  Meridian Staff Member of the Month – Eric Tucker – CEO Meridian Home Care

Eric has been working in the healthcare industry for over 20 years - first as an optician, then in senior home care.

I graduated from University of South Florida with a BA in marketing.  I was the founding President of the American Board of Home Care in San Diego, Board member of the Regional Home Care Council for 10 years, and Board member of the Senior Resource Council.  I established and ran two of the most successful senior care provider organizations in San Diego for the past 15 years.  As a strong supporter of many healthcare charities, I helped raise over 2 million dollars in our local community.

Happening This Month…

We wanted to take a moment to congratulate a couple of staff members who are celebrating their 1 Year Anniversaries with Meridian Home Care:

  • Lucia Bailey, our wonderful Office Assistant
  • Sophia Perez, our fantastic Client Care Coordinator

Thank you for your hard work!

Prepare To Care:  A Planning Guide For Families

Most people understand that it’s helpful to plan for the future. But when it comes to caring for an aging relative, many families don’t have a plan until there is a problem.

Lack of planning doesn’t mean a lack of commitment. Families often avoid discussions about the future because they don’t want to think about changes in the lives of the people they love most.

Think a caregiving crisis won’t happen in your family? Today, 30 million households are providing care for an adult over the age of 50 – and that number is expected to double over the next 25 years. For many of us, our lives will include caring for an aging parent or relative. And as the nation grows older, the need for care giving will be as common as the need for child care.

So, if you have not yet begun to discuss a caregiving plan with your family, it’s not too late. It doesn’t matter who starts the conversation. What really matters is that every family has the opportunity to talk about creating a caregiving plan for their loved ones based on the needs and wishes of those who will be receiving the care.

The AARP Foundation has developed a guide to help you and other family members discuss and create a caregiving plan for yourself, aging parent, other relative, close friend or neighbor.  To read more and to download the guide, click here

The transition from independence to needing a caregiver is an emotionally trying time for everyone involved. Please feel free to call us with any questions. We have the experience and resources to help with even the most challenging of situations. 

Meridian Home Care
4545 Murphy Canyon Rd., Suite 204
San Diego, CA 92123

San Diego (858) 529-1886

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