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Article on long-distance care-giving

Posted by fairegold (My Page) on
Mon, Feb 5, 07 at 12:24

If you don't get USA Weekend in your Sunday paper, check it out online. This article is about long-distance care-giving, for all of us who don't live close to our elderly family members. Check out the AARP list and the links to great resources.

This is worth reading!

Here is a link that might be useful: Long-distance care giving

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RE: Article on long-distance care-giving

Yes, Fairegold, AARP has a lot of good info.Membership is cheap, too.

RE: Article on long-distance care-giving

When my sister and I were dealing with our father long distance, she found a terrific book that we both bought and used: "How to Care for Aging Parents," by Virginia Morris. We were so lucky that he could afford caregivers at home and that we had wonderful contacts in the town where he lived (where we grew up).

Here's another tip: call your local office of Council on Aging and ask to speak to a staff member. Those professionals are an incredible resource for all sorts of issues, including Medicare, Medicare Part D (the Medicare drug plan), plus lots of other problems you may have in dealing with elderly parents or other loved ones, whether around the corner or across the country.

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