Caregiving is no easy task, especially when caregivers live a distance away from their loved one. However, it is possible to find out if the aging adult needs help with their daily lives, though it may take a visit to find out, according to The Washington Times.
In some cases, seniors will not go into detail about their routines during regular phone calls because they may not think they need help. However, by visiting the loved one, individuals are able to determine whether they need to hire a home care professional or find an alternate solution, the media outlet reports.
Long-distance caregivers may want to move their aging relatives or friends into a retirement living community, where they are able to access everything they need and have help at a moment's notice if necessary. According to Naples News, caregivers should go help the senior move in, and there they will be able to meet their neighbors and the staff so they can have some peace of mind that their loved one is safe and happy.