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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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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Summer is here, fireflies are lighting up the night, barbecue grills are smoking, and kids are running barefoot in the yards of Overland Park and Kansas City. But it’s not all fun and games in the summer. Elderly people in particular are vulnerable to heat waves—this population having experienced a significant increase in cardiovascular deaths related to heat waves since 1999.

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The cost of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, or other form of dementia, can vary greatly depending on what type of care the person needs and for how long. If you, or someone you love, have been diagnosed with dementia, advance financial planning can help you determine how much money you have vs. what type of expenses lie ahead. Here are some financial planning tips:

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Medical problems in people with Alzheimer’s or other form of dementia often go unnoticed due to impaired communication between the person with dementia and the caregiver. If you’re caring for someone who has dementia, here are some potential health problems to look out for:

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Caring for someone who has Alzheimer’s disease or other form of dementia is more than a full-time job. It’s 24 hours a day, every day of the week. That’s not a pace anyone can maintain for long.

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Listen to Thoughtful Care’s CEO, Tim Tholen, featured on the October 23rd edition of Fox Radio’s Local Business Spotlight. We appreciate the coverage from Fox, and everyone’s support over the years here across Kansas City! Contact us today for any private care questions or needs. We’re looking forward to improving the quality of life for you and your family.