Navigating the Minefield of Long Distance Caregiving

December 29, 2011

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There comes a point when most of our nation’s elders will need assistance with various tasks, such as household management, bathing, dressing, medication management, meal preparation and eating, transferring, and/or using the restroom. In the past, such assistance was typically provided by family members, however, with the increased mobility of our society, it is now common for family members to be too physically distant to provide hands-on care.

It is also common for an elder to be unwilling to move closer to their family, even if staying where they are means receiving care from someone other than their family members. Although the distance creates many hazards, steps can be taken to allow successful navigation of the minefield of legal, financial, and administrative issues that lie in wait for the long distance caregiver.

The most common legal issue associated with providing proper care and oversight from a distance involves...

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by: Gina M. Barry

Westfield Evening News
December 29, 2011

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