Long-distance caregiving and eldercare for your parents, caring for them can be daunting - both logistically and emotionally. Let us offer some advice about how to provide excellent eldercare from afar. We'll introduce you to geriatric care managers, who can help when you are far away, and teach you how to create solid support systems to help in your absence. With a little bit of help, and a lot of planning, long-distance caregiving can work!
Long-distance caregiving 101:
How to set up a local caregiving support system when you don’t live nearby.
Assess, organize and manage caregiving needs with the help of a geriatric care manager.
Assess how they are doing: things to look for and how you can help.
Help a sibling grasp the full extent of your parents’ health situation.
Living far away doesn’t mean you can’t have a close relationship with your grandchildren.
Financial and legal matters:
Federal benefits available when taking a leave of absence from work to care for a sick family member.
Learn more about HIPAA and how to get the information you need about your family’s health.
A summary of the six major ways to pay for eldercare.
Forms, facts and resources:
Save time and reduce stress by keeping important information close at hand.
Take 5 minutes to create a plan customized to your caregiving situation.
Links to Alzheimer’s resources, seniors programs and more.
Definitions to help you understand issues related to caring for an older adult.