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Long Distance Caregiving - Getting Started

November 2015 | National Institute on Aging

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"Anyone, anywhere, can be a long-distance caregiver, no matter your gender, income, age, social status, or employment. If you are living an hour or more away from a person who needs your help, you’re probably a long-distance caregiver."

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Long Distance Caregiving - Getting Started is a guide prepared by the National Institute of Aging designed to help caregivers understand challenges associated with caregiving, provide tips and resources as you caregive from a distance.

Topics Include:

Who is a long-distance caregiver?
What can I really do from far away?
I’m new to long-distance caregiving—what should I do first?
As a caregiver, what do I need to know about my family member’s health?
How can I be most helpful during my visit?
How can I stay connected from far away?
Where can I find local resources for my family member?
Where can I learn more?




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