You’ve been worried about Mom for awhile now. But because you live so far away, you didn’t know quite how bad she was. Until this last visit. What do you do now? How do you manage Mom’s health from so far away? How do you make sure she takes care of herself?
When you have an aging loved one, but you do not live nearby, it may be necessary to begin caregiving from a distance. This probably sounds like an impossible feat – after all, how does one provide daily care without being present? The fact is, as long as your loved one is still able to handle some of his/her own care, or as long as they have someone coming to help them on a regular basis, you can help from a distance.
The following tips will help you begin your journey as a long distance caregiver.