In today’s society a lot of elder parents and grown up children live thousands of miles apart. As our parents age and need more attention we find ourselves juggling our jobs, home life with spouses and children along with our aging parents. This task becomes even more difficult when you live in separate states or long distances in general. These scenarios put a lot of pressure and anxiety on the children of the seniors. Not knowing how you parents are, fearing they may have fell or had a medical emergency while you are thousands of miles away can really take a toll on the whole family. These scenarios are very stressful but can be easily resolved by using a Home Care company to take care of your loved ones.
Age In Place Home Care has been helping families whose children live all across the country to deal with this issue by providing Home Care services to their parents. Our commitment to being very responsive and easily reachable has allowed us to gain a very large customer base of these types of clients. Getting daily and if need be hourly updates via phone, e-mail and sometimes Skype or Facetime allows families to relax knowing their loved ones are being cared for thousands of miles away.
“The National Institute on Aging estimates around 7 million Americans are long-distance caregivers. Aside from economic factors that often drive people far from their hometowns, shifting demographics in the country could exacerbate the issue: Over the next four decades, the share of people 65 and older is expected to rapidly expand while the number of people under 20 will roughly hold steady. That means there will be a far smaller share of people between 20 and 64, the age group that most often is faced with caregiving. It can also carry a huge financial burden. Expenses incurred by long-distance caregivers averaged about $8,728, far more than caregivers who lived close to their loved one. Some also had to cut back on work hours, take on debt of their own and slash their personal spending.”
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