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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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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It’s common for someone who is living with dementia to deny they are experiencing any cognitive issues. It may be frustrating for you and your family, but it’s important not to become flustered. If a loved one is continuing to deny that they have dementia, or they are refusing to go into care, it’s important to help in the right ways. How can you help a dementia patient who is refusing to go into care?

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Tim Tholen, CEO and Founder of Thoughtful Health Care and its affiliates in Kansas City welcomed Chief of Prairie Village Police, Tim Schwartzkopf ​and Dr. James Birch, Jr.,​ Associate Professor of Family Medicine at The University of Kansas School of Medicine as guests to speak in the livestream video “Preventing Wandering and Promoting Safety.” These experts spoke with Tim about preventing incidents and handling safety issues both inside and outside of the home.

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Tim Tholen, CEO and Founder of Thoughtful Health Care and its affiliates in Kansas City has had to answer a very important question from clients for many years. When—and how—do we take the car keys away?  In the video, “When Driving Becomes Dangerous,” Tim helps identify and address some of these issues to help family members take control of a potentially dangerous situation.

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