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Caregiving Tips for Out-of-State Family Members

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Finding out that an aging loved one needs in-home care when you live in another city can be difficult to cope with. As much as you may debate over whether or not you should drop everything to move in with your elderly parent, you likely have other commitments like family and work that take up your time. Home care Assistance of Placer County wants you to know that there are other options when it comes to providing reliable and trusted 24/7 in-home senior care for your aging loved one. Here are some tips that can help you stay involved in the care and life of your loved one even if you live out of state.

Make a Commitment

Make a promise and a commitment to yourself right now that you will remain involved in the process. This might mean that you promise to:

  • Make a call every week to talk with your elderly parent’s live-in caregiver in Placer County.
  • Write letters and emails to your loved one or that you call to check in every day or every few days.
  • Schedule frequent trips to visit them at their home, especially during holidays when loneliness is exacerbated.

Just taking the time to stay involved in your aging parent’s life in small ways can make a big different in their outlook on life and their overall well-being.

Help Select the Right Caregiver

Even if you live hours away, you can still help choose a senior caregiver. A good caregiver is someone who makes your loved one feel safe, supported and comfortable while allowing their independence, dignity and quality of life to thrive. It’s also important to make sure that the in-home caregiver in Placer County that you choose for your aging loved one is licensed, bonded, insured and has passed multiple background checks. Placer County Home Care Assistance goes one step further by issuing our caregivers a psychological exam to check for integrity and honesty.

The key to remaining in your aging loved one’s life and care process is taking a few minutes a day to stay connected. The devoted and professional caregivers at Home Care Assistance make this easier by taking detailed Care Notes every day, which they can share with you to fill you in on your elderly parent’s condition and well-being.

For more information on how one of our in-home caregivers could offer support and companionship for your senior loved one, while providing you with peace of mind from afar, call Home Care Assistance of Placer County today at 916.226.3737.