The Challenges of Long-Distance Caregiving

What it’s really like to live away from a loved one in memory care

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What makes it so tough?

Not everyone who is a long-distance caregiver would have it that way- if it were up to them. While some families choose to assign the primary caregiving responsibility to a professional, many others would love to spend more time with their loved ones but cannot because of circumstances like inflexible home environments or demanding work lives that makes them geographically immobile.

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Socio-economic Determinants of Health

Daily, caregivers must look after their loved one’s lives in addition to their own. The caregiving challenges brought on by distance pile up to affect the mental and emotional health of the distant caregiver, which can lead to chronic stress and bring forth a plethora of related morbidities. Although they may receive help from primary caregivers and other relatives, they must still make tough decisions about the health of their loved ones while dealing with guilt continuously.

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