According to AARP in 2019, “more than 1 in 10 family caregivers live at least an hour away from their aging or ailing family member,” and many may be even further. If you face the possibility of becoming a long-distance caregiver, know that you don’t have to do this alone.
While we strive to provide consistent, personalized care, we know that we can’t take the place of a loving relative. Senior Home Companions supports long-distance caregivers, assisting family members in playing an active role.
You can find even more tips and in-depth information about long-distance caregiving from the National Institute on Aging, the Mayo Clinic, or you can reach out to Senior Home Companions and our Family Matters service. We can come alongside you and your family members to help you explore the topics that are difficult to approach, such as living arrangements, financial issues and legal relationships.