Category archives for: Colleen Van Horn

San Diego elder care: dealing with displacement in the wake of natural disaster or trauma

San Diego elder care

San Diego elder care managers must remember the anxiety that can come with displacement and trauma, and work to help seniors recover in the wake of accidents and natural disasters.

Male caregivers face unique challenges

Male caregivers

Male caregivers bring unique qualifications to the table when it comes to providing eldercare; but they also face their own set of challenges.

Taking care of elderly parents: how to assess your loved ones’ needs this holiday season

Taking care of elderly parents

Going home for the holidays is a great opportunity for those taking care of elderly parents to assess their loved ones’ needs and make plans for the future.

Caring for seniors: tips for improving memory and enhancing quality of life

Caring for seniors - Geriatric Care Management in Del Mar

Memory games, exercises and other activities can help those caring for seniors share fun experiences while also boosting protection against memory loss.

Election 2012: amidst political uncertainty, geriatric care managers offer alternatives for planning senior health care services

Innovative Healthcare Consultants | Senior Health Care Services

With just weeks of campaigning left before the presidential election, media coverage of key concerns like the economy and health care has escalated to a dizzying degree. But as partisan debates and punditry flood the airwaves, it becomes increasingly difficult for elderly individuals and their families to plan ahead when it comes to government-funded senior health care services. Regardless of their political affiliations, many older Americans rely on Medicare funding for retirement and health care planning. Amidst election year uncertainty, professional geriatric care managers offer experience and guidance to help seniors organize their healthcare and plan for the future – regardless of changes to the political landscape.

Elder care consultants: protecting seniors against dangerous caregivers

Innovative Healthcare Consultants | Elder care consultants

At Innovative Healthcare Consultants, our trained and certified geriatric care managers provide custom eldercare consultancy services for seniors and their families in and around the San Diego area. From choosing a reputable caregiving agency to creating a budget plan, Innovative Healthcare Consultants is a full-service resource for aging San Diegans and their families. Protect yourself and your loved ones from elder abuse: contact us today for expert San Diego eldercare guidance. To learn more about our services and credentials, schedule a consultation or find valuable eldercare tips and information, visit us online, at

Senior long-term care insurance: planning ahead for elder care in San Diego

Senior Long-Term Care | Elder Care in San Diego

In recent columns, we have noted the rising population of soon-to-be retired baby boomers – many of whom are struggling to boost their savings in anticipation of the need for chronic care. According to a recent report from CNBC, the combination of greater life expectancy and the prevalence of conditions like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s is making senior long-term care insurance a necessity for aging individuals. As in many parts of the country, elder care in San Diego can be costly. But is long-term care insurance the best option?

Cost of elder care and burden on caregivers set to skyrocket as baby boomers age

Innovative Healthcare Consultants | Colleen Van Horn

The cost of elder care in the United States has been a concern for aging Americans and their families for years. But now, according to NPR, those costs and related complications are set to become even more burdensome due to the steadily rising number of aging baby boomers in need of medical care and lifestyle support. NPR reports that nearly 78 million baby boomers are in the process of retiring – and while these numbers will initially benefit the economy thanks to added recreation and vacation spending, they will ultimately lead to a massive increase in the number of sick or disabled seniors dependent on costly healthcare.

Celebrate care giving for National Geriatric Care Managers Month

Innovative Healthcare Consultants | Colleen Van Horn

May is National Geriatric Care Managers Month; and as we take time to recognize and appreciate the hard work of senior care givers throughout the nation, it is also an opportune time to explore the work of geriatric care managers – and to learn when and how these talented professionals may help family caregivers improve health and happiness for aging loved ones.

Boomers search for senior care options as caregiving becomes “the new normal”

Innovative Healthcare Consultants | Colleen Van Horn

Families have always coped with the struggles of caregiving; but now, with nearly 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 each day, the need for advanced senior care options is taking center stage in families across the nation. CNN reports that there are currently 43.5 million Americans taking care of someone over age 50, based on information from the Family Caregiver Alliance. And with boomers edging into that over-50 group, many are finding themselves simultaneously providing and requiring care in order to maintain an optimal quality of life.



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  • Community input received on proposed health club and pool facility in Rancho Santa Fe
    About 100 Rancho Santa Fe residents showed up on Friday, Oct. 17, for a health club and pool community meeting, the last outreach before ballots were mailed on Monday, Oct. 20. On the ballots, members are being asked whether the Rancho Santa Fe Association should spend $350,000 on a professional planning phase for the potential new community amenity. RSF Ass […]
  • Czech violin duo to perform at Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe
    In cooperation with the Consulate General of the Czech Republic, the Czech School San Diego hosts a free classical violin concert by internationally recognized Czech violin player Jaroslav Svecený and his daughter, Julie Svecená, who are on a tour of the United States. The concert will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Village Church. The father-daughter duo will […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe weekly sports update
    Torrey Pines defeated Canyon Crest Academy 4-3 in a Palomar League opener for both teams on Oct. 9. Alayna Tomlinson and Farah Farjood each scored two goals to lead the Falcons. Samantha “Sammy” Cirino added one goal and one assist. […]