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The emotions involved in relocating a senior often overshadow the medical, financial and legal implications. Make sure you and your loved one are fully prepared for everything that a move entails.

Family members often struggle with decisions regarding memory care. There is no downside to placing a senior with dementia in a facility too soon, however there are many consequences of waiting too long.

My experiences as a long-distance caregiver for my mother taught my family and I the true significance of the phrase, "Rest in peace."

There are certain things only long-distance caregivers understand, because taking care of a loved one who lives far away presents unique challenges.

Holiday visits to an aging parent's house can reveal a lot about their health and well being. Discover what warning signs to look for.

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's who lives on the other side of the country can be physically, mentally, and emotionally draining. Caregiver and author Judy Prescott turned to poetry to find solace and community while caring for her mother.

As their physical and mental abilities begin to decline, an aging elder is often forced to hire outside help or enter an assisted living facility. With the invention of tele-caregiving they now have another option.

Your loved ones may be able to downplay changes in their health and abilities between visits, but holiday gatherings allow you to see firsthand how they’re faring. Know the signs of age-related decline and what steps you can take to address them.

For long-distance caregivers for parents who live in assisted living or nursing home, visiting isn't always an option. How can you make sure your parent is healthy and happy?

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?

From a distance, it can be hard to asses the quality of your elderly parent's caregivers. However, there are signs of abuse you should be aware of.

One of the biggest challenges for long-distance caregivers is helping aging parents think about and plan for their future health care preferences. Here are some tips for caregivers to help them with advance care planning for their elderly mom or dad.

Even if you live hundreds of miles away, you can still help your elderly parents with their medical care.

Should you encourage your elderly parents to get some care at home? Here are some ways to determine if it's time.

If your elderly parents do not live close by, you may be concerned for their care. Here is some advice to make caregiving from a distance more manageable, so that you and your aging parents know that they will always be cared for and safe.

I would hire a geriatric care manager who lives very close to your father, and can be your onging eyes and ears in your absence.

Geriatric care managers, GCMs for short, act as a more knowledgeable you, informing you and your parent about what kind of care alternatives are available within the community and helping you assess all the medical, financial and legal issues involved with any given choice.