Attempting to provide care to a loved senior, without living nearby, is a challenging situation that many people in America face. In fact, nearly a quarter of individuals who are providing care to an older adult are doing so from an hour or more away.
Neighborly Home Care sees this long distance care arrangement often among home care providers of seniors in the Bryn Mawr area. As a result, the caregiver often endures considerable extra stress. These long distance caregivers also add significant mileage to their vehicles and pay more for gas expenses.
We have a few suggestions to help those attempting long-distance care make the best of a hard situation.
Five Ways to Make Long-Distance Senior Care Easier
Cultivate local resources
One of the most important aspects of long-distance care is having people locally who can act as your eyes and ears, watching out for warning signs you are unable to spot. Some of the[...]