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Long-Distance Caregiving Isn’t Easy

Call it the geographic crunch. An estimated 76 million “baby boomers” were born between 1946 and 1964. We are now reaching the age of their retirement and beginning to enter old age for them. Many of these individuals will do very well taking care of themselves as they age. Some that can’t have to rely on others for assistance. Some of those others will be family and children. So what happens if one of these family members lives miles away and the responsibility falls onto their shoulders? The following are just a few of the problems that long-distance caregivers will run into. Travel expenses will mount. You will have to do things one on one, personally taking charge. Job and Family sacrifice. These two areas will have to be placed on a back burner, while you handle things. Deal with medical conditions, physical conditions that can be reduced with the help of medical aids and toilet sorround, and mental problems. These types of problems can really wear down an individual. Each one can present many …