Long-distance Caregiving

Coordinating the care of another individual who needs support with activities of daily living while living a distance away from the care recipient.

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  • Caring for an elderly parent who lives far away presents unique challenges. Here are six things a long-distance caregiver needs to know about providing care from afar.

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  • Long-distance caregiving is challenging, but so is convincing Mom and Dad to relocate so they’re closer to family. How do you know if you are making the right decision?

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  • One of the biggest challenges for long-distance caregivers is helping aging parents plan for their future health care preferences. Making advance care plans is a key step for your parent to take to be sure that their health care preferences are known.

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  • Even if you live hundreds of miles away, you can still help your elderly parents with their medical care. Healthcare experts recommend that you start by learning as much as you can about your parent's illness, current treatments, and its likely course.

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