Caring for a disabled or elderly loved one in Virginia from out of state

I get it.

I get it because I’ve been there.

You have a loved one who is disabled or older and you are states away. You can’t be there to visit daily, check on home health, interview aides, complain to the nursing home administrator or tell your loved one in person they are loved.

When something goes wrong, you hop on a plane, you get there, solve the problem, miss work, miss your family, do your best, make decisions, hold hands, pray and fly home. Then it happens again, and again, and again.

Many experts are writing on this issue – including great suggestions on how to be a better long distance caregiver.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/20/your-money/caring-for-aging-parents-even-from-a-distance.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

http://www.agingcare.com/Articles/How-to-be-a-long-distance-caregiver-help-parent-from-afar-132480.htm

http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/caregivers/in-depth/caregiving/art-20047057

  • visit more often
  • make calls
  • keep notes
  • be an advocate
  • build support communities
  • ask questions

It sounds good, but how do you know what questions to ask? If you have never been down this road before, how can you prepare?

Call our office today for your FREE copy of ltc care.our book on Long Term in Care in Virginia. We provide lists of questions to ask the assisted living facility, nursing home or long term care company. We also include online resources to investigate providers, compare companies etc.

Need a good place to start your out of state caregiving of a loved one in Virginia – this free book is the place to start: 540-985-0098.

 

 

Lauren Ellerman

Lauren Ellerman

In 2011, Lauren Ellerman was named "Young Lawyer of the Year" by the Roanoke Bar Association for her work in the community. To speak with Lauren about your personal injury case, contact her at lellerman@frithlawfirm.com.