What is Long-Distance Caregiving from Visiting Angels?
What is long-distance caregiving? Long-distance caregiving refers to the times when a family needs to find at home care for a loved one who does not live in their area. For example, your mom and dad may have moved to a warmer climate in retirement, while you and your siblings still live in your family’s home state. What do you do when your parent needs help and you can’t relocate to be there for them? Long-distance caregiving is the answer.
At Visiting Angels, we recognize that not all families live close together. In today’s fast-paced world, adult children are relocated for jobs, parents move for retirement, and sometimes retired adult children relocate far from where their parents have retired. No matter why you live far from a loved one, you don’t have to worry if they need care. Our long-distance caregiving services can help.
Getting Started with Long-Distance Caregiving
When you find yourself in need of care for a loved one who lives across the state or across the country, simply call Visiting Angels at 800-365-4189 anytime. Our friendly and helpful team can help you locate a Visiting Angels office that serves the community where your loved one lives.
The local office you are connected with can help you get started with at home care services. Over the phone, they will discuss topics that include:
- Your parent or loved one’s location
- Where you live (for reference)
- What care needs your loved one has
- How often you believe your loved one will need care
- How long these care visits should last
- If your loved one can or would like to be involved in the discussion of caregiving choices
- If your loved one has any chronic care conditions we should be aware of (for example: dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, etc.)
Once we have the basics established, we can discuss setting up free, no-obligation one-on-one visit at your loved one’s home. The local care coordinator will meet with your loved one and go over the guidelines you have established and to see if there is anything else they have concerns with.
From here it’s easy, we’ll match your loved one with a carefully screened caregiver who can meet their needs and scheduling requirements. The caregiver will visit based on the scheduled determined and provide feedback to the local office you are working with. The team at the local office can keep in regular contact with your family to ensure we are meeting all your needs.
If you are concerned about the well-being of a loved one who lives far from you, long-distance caregiving can provide the solution you need.