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Long-distance caregiving

If you live an hour or more away from a person who needs care, you are a long-distance caregiver. This kind of care can take many forms—from helping with money management and arranging for in-home care to providing respite care for a primary caregiver and planning for emergencies.

Related topics: Advance care planning, Alzheimer’s caregiving, Caregiving, Long-term care

Eight Tips for Long-Distance Caregiving

Long-distance caregiving — taking care of an older friend or relative who lives far away — can be challenging. Learn how to be an effective caregiver.
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