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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.


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Family, Friends and Caregivers Important for Ill Seniors

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.

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Long Distance Caregiving (1 of 5)

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.

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Determining if Help is Needed: Long Distance Caregiving (2 of 5)

In this video "Determining if Help is Needed," Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care describes four scenarios that can indicate that your senior loved one needs some assistance.

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What Can Be Done from Far Away: Long Distance Caregiving (3 of 5)

In this video "What Can Be Done From Far Away," Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care explains what can be done when you don't live near your senior loved one.

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Team Approach and Caring for Yourself: Long Distance Caregiving (4 of 5)

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.

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Solutions for Long Distance Caregiving: Long Distance Caregiving (5 of 5)

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.

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Help for Long Distance Caregivers

Caregiving responsibilities can occur without warning, so without proper planning, it can create a crisis situation, particularly if you live far away.

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In-Home Care During a Recession (1 of 7)

In this video series, certified senior advisor Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care talks about how to provide in-home care during difficult financial times.

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Living with Family: In-Home Care During a Recession (2 of 7)

In this video "Living with Family," Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care discusses having your parents live with family -- also known as family care.

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Housing Options-Affordable Housing: In-Home Care During a Recession (3 of 7)

In this video "Housing Options: Affordable Housing," Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care discusses some affordable housing options for seniors.

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