How To Care For Your Aging Parents From A Distance

The distance between you and a parent can seem even further away when your parent is sick. It’s never to early to think about how to care for your parent throughout the aging process.

  • ‘Tis The Season For A Check Up: Use a trip home in the summer or during the holidays as a check up. It’s easier to tell in person how your parent is doing. Use the holidays as a time to reconnect with your siblings about your parents’ health and care.
  • Make A Plan: Life can change instantly. The sooner you begin planning, the easier it will be when a crisis may happen. Things to consider include overall health, living arrangements, insurance, finances and legal documents.
  • Hire Help: If you are unable to visit your parent on a regular basis, consider hiring a service like Caring Mission to check in on your loved one. Not only does our team provide care, we often transport patients to doctor appointments. Nurses may accompany a patient when reporting is needed back to a designated family member. Our team cleans and makes sure your parents are eating healthy meals.