Many families these days move away from their parents before they become elder and may end up having to figure out how to take care of them in their later years. This can cause challenges with long-distance caregiving. Some families will go as far as moving back to their senior’s hometown or having them move into their own home. But others settle down with a new life in another city and find it is best to care for them from a distance.
According to NIH’s article on getting started with long-distance caregiving, you can do a lot of caregiving far away from your senior by:
- Managing their bill payments and finances
- Outsource in-home care professionals and work with them through phone or email communication
- Coordinate their health care needs and handle their insurance benefits and claims
- Inform family and friends about your loved ones status
Family Bridges is skilled and experienced in working with families living at far distances from their aging senior. Although we recommend you visit your senior as often as possible for emotional support, it is very possible to work with us physically taking care of them.
Please contact us at (888) 900-0048 or via our online contact form. We would love to help in any way we can.