If caring for your loved one has become too demanding or if it is just unsafe to leave the senior home alone for a period of time, it may be time to consider a new living arrangement.
Most seniors think that where they live is an all or nothing affair: stay at home or be sent to a nursing home. But to the contrary, there are a whole host of services and housing options available today that can fit a wide range of needs and life styles—including remaining in the family home.
Many adult children have encountered the challenge of long-distance caregiving as senior loved ones cope with a chronic illness. One solution is respite help by way of a strong local support network or a dependable professional caregiving company like the Home Instead Senior Care® network.
The step-by-step approach provided in this caregiver training video series is designed to help you make decisions that will benefit both your aging loved ones and you — whether they live across the street or across the country.
In this video "Team Approach and Caring for Yourself," Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care talks about how you can care for yourself as a long distance caregiver, and taking a "team" to help in the caregiving process.
In this video "Solutions For Long-Distance Caregiving," Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care addresses some preventative measures you can take to be ready in the event of an emergency involving your elderly loved one.