May 3, 2019
Long distance caregiving can be quite stressful responsibility. Managing affairs from a far and worrying about the "what if's" can be overwhelming.
When you are not with your loved one on a consistent basis and are left to wonder and worry it helps to know what to look for when you are with them. A long distance caregiver needs to know what to look for to know if they need to step in and take action or to stand back and leave well enough alone. There are some warning signs that every caregiver not just those at a distance need to be watching for, as they can be a signal that some help or intervention is needed. And the biggest warning sign is to look for any changes. Sometimes changes are more obvious to the one at a distance then those who are there daily. But sometimes those at a distance will minimize a warning sign dismissing it as just an off day or think "we all do that occasionally".