Advice for caring for a loved one from afar

Careers may call adult children to distant places, making it difficult. This can pose challenges when it comes time to care for an aging parent - but that doesn't mean it's impossible to support them from afar.

Here are a few different strategies to consider if and when it comes time to support an aging parent from a distance

support an aging parent from a distance

Ask someone nearby to help
A simple phone call to your loved one isn't always enough to know they are okay. Have a trusted relative or friend who lives close by visit to check-in.

Coordinate with other family members
If your family has decided to share the caregiving responsibilities, coordinate your schedules.  

Plan to have a family meeting once a month to go over the health of your loved one and discuss future plans.

Consider another option: Retirement Living
If conflicting family schedules make it difficult to dedicate enough time to caring for your loved one, consider looking at retirement living options in their area, or in a location closer to you.

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