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What is Long-Distance Caregiving from Visiting Angels?

Last updated on February 07, 2023

Long-distance caregiving happens when a family needs in-home care for an older loved one who does not live in their area. For example, your mom and dad may have retired to a warm-climate city while you reside in your family’s hometown.

No matter why you live far from a loved one, you don’t have to worry if they need in-home senior care. Visiting Angels’ dedicated long-distance care services can help them age in place at home and give you confidence they are safe and comfortable.

Why Choose Visiting Angels for Long-Distance Caregiving?

Visiting Angels, a national-leading senior home care provider with offices across the country, understands the unique needs of long-distance caregiving assistance.

A Visiting Angels’ in-home personal caregiver will serve as your “eyes and ears” in your loved one’s home. You will have peace of mind knowing they are safe with a trusted, compassionate professional — even if you are hundreds or thousands of miles away. If any issues or concerns arise, a care coordinator will alert you immediately.

Begin Long-Distance Caregiving Services With Visiting Angels

Visiting Angels is a resource you can trust if you need compassionate in-home assistance for a loved one who lives across the state or country. A friendly and helpful team member will help you find a local home care office that serves the community where your loved one lives.

Visiting Angels will address the following topics with you via phone or videoconferencing:

  • Your parent or loved one’s location
  • Where you live
  • Care needs and requests
  • Frequency and duration of care
  • Involvement of your loved one in the discussion of caregiving choices
  • Any chronic conditions or health issues, such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, etc.
  • Questions you have about Visiting Angels or long-distance caregiving

After your coordinator collects this basic information and answers your questions, they will meet with your loved one to review the guidelines and care plan. If you cannot travel to attend this meeting in person, you could participate via a virtual call. During this meeting, your coordinator will also conduct a home care assessment to identify any household hazards and make recommendations to optimize your loved one’s safety.

Your coordinator will match your loved one with a carefully screened caregiver, who will visit based on the agreed-upon schedule and provide feedback to the local office. The team at the local office will keep in regular contact with you to ensure the caregiver is meeting all your loved one’s needs.

If you are concerned about the well-being of a loved one who lives far from you, Visiting Angels’ long-distance caregiving can provide the solution you need. Contact us today for more information.

If you're interested in our compassionate home care services for you or a loved one, contact your nearest Visiting Angels home care agency today or call 800-365-4189.
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