More and more, family caregivers are facing the challenge of caring from afar. This is a result of more and more elderly persons wanting to “age in place” in their homes while their grown children live elsewhere. Caring from afar can be difficult both logistically and emotionally. The caregiver's role is less "hands-on" and more focused on getting information about available resources, coordinating services, and putting together a "team" of family, friends, and others that can help meet your love one's needs. These resources are geared to helping the family caregiver who is helping provide care from afar.
- Patient File Checklist
- How to find a support group
- Independent Living Assessment
- Plugged-In Caregiving: A Technology Guide for Family Caregivers
- The 40/70 Rule: Bridging the communication gap between adult children and their parents
- Lotsa Helping Hands: Create Community
- Financial Planning for Family Caregivers
- Saturing: On-line Care Coordination
- Eldercare Locator
- Questions and answers about long distance caregiving
- All in the Family
- Defining the Help You Need
- Learning to Think Like a Care Manager
We hope you will take a moment to join the Caregiver Action Network for free so that you can take advantage of all that CAN has to offer.