Care recipient (cr) lives a distance away from friends and family but still needs caregiving support

Try: Try to identify resources and use them learn about what is available in your community by contacting your local alzheimer alzheimer’s association at 1-800-272-3900 or using their online community resource finder try to reassess cr’s care needs during each visit each time you visit assess the situation to make sure cr’s care needs are being met try to keep communication going try to set aside time to regularly discuss cr’s needs for example if cr lives at a residential care facility set up a regular time with the managing nurse or physician to get updates and maintain ongoing communication with care staff and friends who visit cr regularly try to gather pertinent

Materials: n/a

Categories: Sage, Topic, Communication, Maintenance, Medical Physical, Personal, Mobility, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance, Immobile, Independence, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Vision, So-So Vision, Poor Vision, Hearing, So-So Hearing, Poor Hearing, Cognitive Awareness, Somewhat Aware, Unaware, Long-Term Memory, So-So L T Memory, Poor L T Memory, Short-Term Memory, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory

Information: And keep it handy for example make sure you have contact information for physicians pharmacies care providers and neighbors as well as important financial and legal documents easily accessible in case they are unexpectedly needed try to give yourself a break living out of town does not mean you aren’t involved or that you don’t care try to get support by connecting with others who are long-distance caregivers through an online community or a local support group

References: Adapted from www alz org long-distance caregiving by staff writer no date

Keywords: Long distance caregiving

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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