Trying to take care of a parent or close relative from far away can be one of the biggest challenges many people face. However, with modern technology and services that offer personalized care for seniors or individuals who need extra assistance, taking care of someone you love from hundreds or thousands of miles away doesn’t have to be as daunting as it once was.

Long-distance caregiving can be a complicated process, and it can seem very challenging to find the right people to care for the person you love when you are not there to do it yourself. However, with these following tips, you will find that there is a lot you can do even if you are not as close to the person as you wish you could be.

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While aging is a natural process that comes with both advantages and disadvantages, it’s important to be aware how this can effect our bodies. With 60% of Americans aged 65 or older having at least two chronic health conditions, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), chances are you’ve probably had your share of surgeries. Whether it’s a scheduled procedure or emergency surgery, elderly recovery after surgery can be more difficult than that of younger people.

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Here’s a shocking fact: the most prevalent kind of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, affects almost 5.8 million Americans. Most people with the condition can accomplish everyday tasks independently in the early stages. However, they can face forgetfulness, mood swings, coordination issues, and trouble picking up new skills. When the condition worsens and enters the intermediate and advanced stages, dementia patients often lose the ability to speak and frequently need assistance with everyday chores.

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It’s never too early to start thinking about home nursing care. The right time to discuss senior home care is as soon as you can. You don’t want to wait until your loved one needs it because it’s too late. You should also plan for what happens when your loved one needs help with everyday tasks like bathing and dressing or if they need more intensive care such as medication management. We have a few practical ways that can help the conversation.

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People who have Parkinson’s disease may find everyday life challenging. Taking proper care of loved ones diagnosed with Parkinson’s syndrome could make their life more pleasant, easier, and less stressful. Family and friends suffering from the illness tend to have impaired balance, rigid muscles, slowed movement, and tremors resulting in complications in managing day-to-day activities and participating in social life.

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Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, is a brain disorder that slowly but progressively destroys memory and thinking skills. Alzheimer’s specifically affects the part of the brain involved with memory and learning. Dementia, which is an illness that causes a loss of intellectual abilities severe enough to interfere with daily life activities, is often used as a general term for people with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.

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