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Long-Distance Caregiving

Visiting on holidays and talking regularly on the phone might suffice if Mom and Dad are doing well, but as they age you start to worry. Are they really doing as well as they say they are? What if they need additional care but you’re too far away to help?

Long-distance caregiving may present some challenges, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. The information provided in this section will help you make decisions that will ease your anxiety levels and help your parents remain independent and healthy—whether you live across the street or across the county.

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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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