Do any of these situations sound familiar to you?
-The phone rings at 10 p.m. notifying you that your father has fallen and rushed to the hospital with a probable broken hip.
-You call your mother several times one afternoon and evening without any answer.
-Your aunt’s neighbor calls you to tell you that the papers are piling up on the front doorstep over the past week and she is not answering the door.
Whether you live an hour away or across the country, long-distance caregiving can be a challenge for many families.
SeniorNavigator has resources for long-distance caregivers to help whether it is caregiver stress; understanding more about the role of a geriatric care manager; assessing the care needs; or balancing your work and caregiving. For supportive assistance, follow the link below to our Long-Distance Caregiving section.
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E-QUICKTIPS is a fast free resource for seniors and those who care for them from SeniorNavigator.org.