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Long-Distance Caregiving: How Can I Help if I’m Far Away?

Many people live far from their family or friends who need support in their everyday lives. This infographic offers ways that a long-distance caregiver can help their loved ones.

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Long-Distance Caregiving: How Can I Help if I'm Far Away?

You can still provide support as a caregiver, even if you don't live close by.

From a distance, you may be able to:

  • Arrange for in-home care, such as a home health aide
  • Research long-term care options, such as assisted living or a nursing home
  • Plan occasional in-person visits to help out the day-to-day caregivers
  • Order medical equipment, medicines, and other supplies
  • Assist with paying bills and managing insurance claims

Learn more about long-distance caregiving.

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