Senior Care Strategies

Long Distance Caregiver

The 21st Century has created many opportunities for remote employment and telecommuting.  Unfortunately, personally caring for loved ones residing in Boca Raton, Boynton, Deerfield, Delray Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Hallandale, Palm Beach, Pompano, Wellington or the surrounding areas cannot be done effectively from a distance and may be difficult to do when you are a busy professional or have other personal responsibilities. Trying to juggle it all leaves you mentally exhausted, which can create stress and tension with your spouse, children, friends, siblings and co-workers.

The long-distance caregiver should ask these questions:


  • Are other demands and responsibilities now so great that you are not able to provide the desired level of supervision, support and attention to your loved one’s problems?
  • Are you, because of distance, unable to ask the right questions and provide the necessary advocacy for your loved one?
  • Are problems that your loved one encounters becoming larger and more complex such that you feel out of your comfort zone?
  • Would your aging family member be more willing to listen to advice from a professional rather than you?
  • Are you and your siblings not in agreement on a plan of care for an elderly parent?
  • Are you familiar with all the various resources and programs available to your aging family member?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you should contact Senior Care Strategies today!

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Whether you are out of the state or out of the country, Senior Care Strategies can assist by offering appropriate monitoring and coordination of services to make sure that your loved one is safe and receiving the appropriate level of care.  With Senior Care Strategies, you are not alone in caring for an elderly relative or loved one living in South Florida.

Adult children typically are confronted with a host of difficult and challenges as they watch their parents and other family members age: hiring a home caregiver; taking over bill paying, investment and fiduciary responsibilities; putting a stop to the elder’s driving privileges; moving loved ones to a retirement, assistant living or nursing home community; handling complications arising from a fall, stroke or advancing dementia.   All of these scenarios will cause the long-distance caregiver to become anxious, not to mention the impact on the elderly individual. Caregivers are often prone to depression, developing stress-related illnesses and burnout.

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An Aging Life CareTM Professional/Care Manager on your team will provide peace of mind and the comfort of knowing that this person will be there before, during and after these events to provide the guidance, oversight and expertise to ensure a successful transition. Families trying to meet the needs of loved ones with physical or cognitive challenges often lack the knowledge or skills needed to find the best solutions. Spending hours on the phone trying to coordinate services and tracking down the right physician can be a frustrating.

Senior Care Strategies can help long-distance caregivers understand the options available and provide support during the process of making and implementing the decisions that are best for their loved one. By letting our professionals coordinate and execute the plan of care, the caregiver can rest easy and focus instead on their personal and professional lives.

The Aging Life Care TM Professional/Care Manager can act as a liaison, a surrogate and the “the eyes and ears” of the long-distance caregiver.  The aging experts at Senior Care Strategies have years of experience working with older adults and persons with disabilities or chronic health concerns and can assist both the individual and their family navigate the complex and often confusing healthcare labyrinth that exists today.  Through assessment, monitoring and coordination of care and resources, the Care Manager strives to maintain the individual’s independence by balancing their wants, values, preferences and sense of dignity with maintaining the individual’s safety and well-being.

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Since 2005, Senior Care Strategies has been helping long-distance caregivers manage the care of a loved one. Problems and emergencies can surface at any time, and we are here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to assist your loved one. An Aging Life CareTM Professional/Care Manager can help you find creative solutions to some of the most challenging problems you will be facing. If you feel overwhelmed and confused about what to do, we are here to provide support and guidance and provide you with status updates on a regular basis.

The responsibility of caring for an older adult can be very challenging, and these challenges are magnified when there is no family or caregiver living nearby. Flying into town to handle a crisis can be very expensive and disruptive to your work, family and physical and emotional state of mind.  Engaging an Aging Life CareTM Professional/Care Manager can prove to be invaluable. Call us today to see how we can help you!