How to Help from Far Away <ul><li>You are not alone—about 7 million Americans are long-distance caregivers </li></ul><ul><...
What You Can Do <ul><li>What You Can Do Long-Distance </li></ul><ul><li>Making time to  visit— catch up, chat, do fun acti...
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What you can do to help from far away

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What you can do to help from far away

  1. 1. How to Help from Far Away <ul><li>You are not alone—about 7 million Americans are long-distance caregivers </li></ul><ul><li>A US Dept of Labor study found that 30% of employees are family caregivers! </li></ul><ul><li>The National Institute on Aging reports that long-distance caregivers often feel the most guilt and anxiety </li></ul><ul><li>Explore resources that can help you improve your parent’s life, even from far away </li></ul>
  2. 2. What You Can Do <ul><li>What You Can Do Long-Distance </li></ul><ul><li>Making time to visit— catch up, chat, do fun activities—with your parent when you are in town is important </li></ul><ul><li>Be honest with yourself about how often can you travel: financially, emotionally, and with the constraints of your career </li></ul><ul><li>Get as much information as you can about your parent’s condition </li></ul><ul><li>Find ways to stay in touch with your parent so you are aware of changes or problems </li></ul><ul><li>How We Can Help </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that your parent’s phone is easy to use and loud enough for them to hear </li></ul><ul><li>Have a professional set-up an email printer box so your parent can receive easy to read, printed emails </li></ul><ul><li>Have a professional install a digital picture frame that will automatically download photos from an account you set up online </li></ul>

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