At some point in life, a parent, grandparent or loved one may be in need of in home care. Long distance separation can be quite worrisome for all involved. So many things come to mind regarding long distance caregiving. Getting yourself and family educated as well as preparation ahead of time can create peace of mind.
Carefully Assess Your Loved One’s Needs
- Are they lonely? Do they need companionship?
- Are medications taken on time?
- Are they eating and preparing meals properly?
- Are they able to groom and dress themselves?
- Can they do their own shopping?
- How is their emotional and physical health?
- Do they need assistance with light housekeeping?
Make every effort to discuss care needs with family members and loved ones. Come to an understanding as to what best meets a particular situation. Create a contact list of hospitals, pharmacies, medical professionals and other medical facilities they may need.
Learn of your loved one’s current support system. Who are their friends, neighbors and medical professionals?
Understand their comfort zones already in place by establishing and maintaining these relationships.
Know Your Own Strengths
It’s difficult to manage care remotely. Try to reduce your anxiety by sharing the load with other family members.
Know your limitations and let others help. Frustration and guilt are natural emotions with long distance separation.
Stay in contact with support groups and your loved one. Make periodic phone calls and visit as frequently as possible.
Loved One’s Own Home vs. Outside Facility
There are certainly options outside traditional retirement or nursing homes that are more suitable based on a loved one’s personal assessment. A memory packed home and surroundings that are familiar can make a significant difference in their progress. Their friends, neighbors and own communities create a comfort zone second to none.
Why Choose Loyal Care?
Loyal Care is your trusted name for non-medical in home assistance. We carefully listen to your needs to provide support for long distance solutions. Your loved one can expect the finest compassionate care in the convenience of their home. Our well trained competent caregivers are fully insured and bonded for client protection. We’re available to serve 24/7 with a supervised system that works.
- Friendly companionship
- Medical reminders
- Medical appointments
- Meal prep
- Running errands
- Light housekeeping
- Laundry service
- …and much more!