Long Distance Caregiving
Senior Care for Families Separated by Long Distance
Today, many families live hundreds or thousands of miles apart. Under normal circumstances, phone calls and instant messaging can help you overcome these distances. But when your elderly mom or dad is suddenly in need of senior care, your smartphone won’t be enough to bridge the gap.
At Visiting Angels®, we know these kinds of scenarios can be stressful for you and your loved ones. That’s why we’ve designed our elder care services to accommodate long distance situations. Whether your loved one’s a 90-minute drive down the interstate or a nine-hour plane ride away, we can help.
With long-distance senior care from Visiting Angels, it’s easy to find in-home care providers in your loved one’s area. Our personalized approach will ensure your loved one receives the care they need to live at home safely and comfortably. At the same time, we’ll go the extra mile to keep you and your family included in the caregiving process, no matter how many miles away you live.
Our Approach to Long-Distance Caregiving
With more than 20 years’ of elderly care experience, Visiting Angels has a proven history of long distance caregiving, helping families who live in different cities, counties, or states.
Here are some ways we adapt our elder care services for long distance caregiving.
- Connecting Clients with Care
Unsure where to find in-home care in your loved one’s city or county? Simply give us a call and we’ll connect you with the home care office that serves your loved one’s area.
- Long-Distance Consultations
We can coordinate your loved one’s initial consultation so you and other family members are part of the consultation process. Even if you live on the other side of the world, we can keep you involved via phone, email, or video.
- Care Planning and Scheduling
As we develop a home care plan and schedule for your loved one, we’ll communicate with you by phone or email to get your input. We’ll also keep you involved when selecting a caregiver for your loved one, helping us choose the perfect care provider.
- Ongoing Communication
Once care has started, we’ll stay in touch with regular updates, including notes about your loved one’s physical, emotional, and cognitive well-being, as well as any changes in their health or living situation.
- Monitoring and Check-Ins
Between scheduled care visits, we can perform drop-in visits or make check-in calls to ensure your loved one’s safety and well-being. Each Visiting Angels office operates an after-hours phone line for emergencies, with a guaranteed response time of 15 minutes.
- Multi-Location Care
Does your loved one split time between two cities or make frequent long distance trips to visit family? We can provide your loved one with care in multiple locations by coordinating with other Visiting Angels offices.
Our Long-Distance Senior Care Services
Visiting Angels designs a personalized care plan for every client, including those who receive long distance elder care. This way, our care services will be tailored to your loved one’s health, habits, routines, and personal preferences, as well as their living situation.
Our long distance services include standard elder care programs, like companion care and personal care. We also offer specialized care services for long distance clients, including Alzheimer’s care and dementia care for individuals with memory disorders. Other services, such as our Safe and Steady fall prevention program, can be particularly helpful for older adults who live alone.
A full list of our elderly care services can be seen on our Life Care Navigation™ page. When designing a care plan for your loved one, we can combine different services according to your loved one’s needs.
Get Started with Long-Distance Care for Your Loved One
Visiting Angels makes it easy to find care for a loved one who’s living in a different city or state. To find senior care services for your loved one, contact us at 800-365-4189. We’ll connect you with the Visiting Angels office for your loved one’s local area. Alternatively, you can use our online office locator, which only requires your loved one’s ZIP code or state.
Ready to get started with long distance elder care? Contact your local Visiting Angels office today!
*Each Visiting Angels agency is a franchise that is independently owned and operated. The Franchisor, Living Assistance Services Inc., does not control or manage the day to day business operations of any Visiting Angels franchised agency.