Have you ever called an aging relative and had that gut feeling that something was “off?”
Or after a weekend visit over the holidays, you notice how disorganized and dirty your aging relative’s home is? Unfortunately, you know something is going on with your loved one but you live too far away to provide any support. What do you do? How do long distance caregivers find a way to help an aging relative from afar? This week’s guest, Kathy Macaraeg, blogger at Caregiving Made Easy, discusses the challenges of long distance caregiving and offers solid advice on how to maximize the resources you have.
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Stephanie Erickson is a clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience as a geriatric social worker. Her primary area of practice focuses on…
Stephanie Erickson is a clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience as a geriatric social worker. Her primary area of practice focuses on Dementia and decision-making capacity. She works with seniors living autonomously, in care facilities, in acute care at the hospital, and who are living with family. Stephanie also provides training and consultation to families, the Alzheimer’s Society, community groups, financial and legal institutions and at professional conferences. She hosts her own weekly podcast called Caregivers’ Circle. She founded Erickson Resource Group which offers holistic services to seniors and their families. Check out her free guide to initiating conversations with aging relatives.