North American Precis Syndicate
You can still help look after ill or elderly loved ones even when you don’t live close by. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—Chances are, at some point you will be a caregiver to a
friend or family member. Providing care and support can be challenging in any
circumstance, but caring for a loved one who lives far away presents a unique
set of challenges.
When providing care for loved ones who do not live nearby, keep the
following three tips in mind.
Plan ahead. Learn your loved one’s medical wishes, contact
information for doctors as well as important financial and insurance
Research community options. Many older adults need a little help to stay
healthy and independent. Area Agencies on Aging and other community-based
organizations can connect caregivers to programs that help with
transportation, personal care services, nutrition, home modification and
repairs, legal services, falls prevention programs and more.
Care for yourself. The Eldercare Locator can connect caregivers to local
resources that can help, including caregiver support programs that can
provide training, and support groups and other resources that help caregivers
better support their loved ones—and themselves.
The Eldercare Locator can help both care recipients and their
long-distance caregivers. Through its website, www.eldercare.acl.gov, and national
Call Center at (800) 677-1116, the Eldercare Locator connects long-distance
caregivers to resources that can provide assistance where it is needed
most—in the care recipient’s own community. The Eldercare Locator
is funded by the U.S. Administration for Community Living and is administered
by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging.
“Providing care and support for a friend or loved one can be
challenging, but when the loved one is far away there are additional issues.
Fortunately, the Eldercare Locator can help. http://bit.ly/2Ew4D1x”
On the Net:North American Precis Syndicate, Inc.(NAPSI)