Recent studies show that more than 25% of baby boomers are considered long-distance caregivers for their parents. These situations can be challenging, and while older adults may need grab bars there are many other considerations for long distance caregivers. In many cases, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Below are tips for keeping your loved ones safe:
Contact their friends, neighbors and acquaintances
Your aging parent probably has friends and neighbors with whom they are in contact on a regular basis. If you not know them, introduce yourself and share contact information. This way you can call and check in with them, and conversely they can call you should they notice any changes in your parent’s behavior or routine.