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Long Distance Caregiving

How To Keep Tabs On An Elderly Parent When You Can't Be There

Jim T. Miller | Posted 03.01.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

There are many different assistive technology products available today that can help families keep an eye on an elderly loved one when they can't be there. Depending on your dad's needs and how much you're willing to spend, here are some good options to consider.

Home Health Care: Peace of Mind for Long-Distance Caregivers

Marki Flannery | Posted 10.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

The National Institute on Aging estimates that there are as many as 7 million Americans caring for a loved one from a distance of more than one hour away. As long-distance caregivers well know, the miles can add another layer of challenge to an already challenging responsibility.

Dying Parent: Woman Makes Decision About Visiting Abusive Father In Hospice

Lisa Belkin | Posted 01.15.2013 | Fifty
Lisa Belkin

A few weeks ago, a reader who we called "SH" wrote to ask advice from readers about whether to go visit her dying father. He had been abusive to her mother throughout a 20-year-marriage, she wrote, and had cut all ties with his children back when SH was still in her teens. She just made her decision.

Does She Have To Say Good-Bye To A Dying Parent Who Was Abusive?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 12.18.2012 | Fifty
Lisa Belkin

A reader wrote to me at 3 a.m. the other day. Her father, an abusive parent, is in hospice in Florida, about 1,300 miles from her home. To scrape together the funds for travel, and miss work for the days she is away, would leave her destitute, she says. Should she visit him before he dies?

Worrying About Parents Who Live Far Away

The Sacramento Bee | Anita Creamer | Posted 08.17.2012 | Healthy Living

If living a few counties away from aging relatives is enough to cause anxiety, imagine living several thousand miles across the country. How do people...

Making Alzheimer's Moms Happy With Just a One-Minute Call a Day

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 07.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

I would like to share one small thing I have discovered with my mother, that's made a huge difference in how I feel about living so far from her.

Long Distance Caretaking: Assisting Elderly Parents From Afar

AP | By MATT SEDENSKY | Posted 03.27.2012 | Fifty

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Kristy Bryner worries her 80-year-old mom might slip and fall when she picks up the newspaper, or that she'll get in an accid...