Tag Archives: long distance caregiving

Balancing Act: How to Help Your Loved One Without Helping Too Much

“I want to do it myself!” As a parent, at some point, you have to learn to let go. Kids must be allowed to try and fail, hard as it is to stand by and watch. Growing up is all … Continue reading

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How to Help Your Aging Parent Travel Safely to That Special Family Event

It’s that time of year when weekend calendars are jammed with graduations, weddings, award celebrations and other special family get-togethers. You want to include your aging parent in the festivities. But what happens when Mom or Dad lives farther away … Continue reading

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How to Talk to Your Loved One About Getting Help without Ruining Your Holiday

Holidays with family can be joyful, but, all too often, stressful—especially if your visit home reveals that your loved one is struggling physically, cognitively or both, and needs help. If you haven’t seen each other for a while, and your … Continue reading

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Can We Talk? How to Open Up the Conversation as Loved Ones Age

As adults, we all want to stay independent as long as possible, in our own homes, living our lives without someone looking over our shoulders. At least, that’s the cultural bias among many Americans. But the aging process all too … Continue reading

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Striking the Right Balance: Work Versus Caregiving

You have an important meeting at 8:00 a.m., but your father fell in the bathroom after supper and you spent half the night with him in the ER. You missed lunch with colleagues for the third time this week because … Continue reading

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