Sometimes I Feel Like a Piece of Bologna

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Caregiving from a Distance

Eldercare expert gerontologist Cheryl Kuba offers strategies as New Year's resolutions to make long distance caregiving a stress-free success for you and your aging parent in an article posted on

As we move away from parents (or they move away from us), more of us are experiencing the need to provide care or oversight to our aging parents without being there. Cheryl makes a number of critical suggestions, including:

Update (or create) the advance directives.

Locate the essential documents and make sure they are where emergency personnel can find them.

Consider hiring a Care Manager.

Do a physical “walk around” their home to assess needs and abilities. also has a sensitive article on caring for aging parents from a distance. It makes some excellent suggestions on how to manage that difficult task.

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