Overcoming Long Distance Care Obstacles with Always Best Care
Looking to ease the long-distance care burden? Always Best Care can help.
Today’s post runs down four ways that we improve your our all about how Always Best Care BC Canada helps families coordinate long-distance senior care in North Vancouver and the surrounding areas. Read on to learn what we can do to simplify your remote care responsibilities and improve your loved one’s comfort, safety, and quality of life.
- Balance family, care, and career. In addition to taking care of their aging parents, long distance caregivers often have families of their own and careers to manage. Unfortunately, these dueling responsibilities can make it hard to do your duty in any one area. Quite often, long-distance caregivers end up either compromising their family and career obligations, or feeling guilty about not visiting aging parents as frequently as they’d like.In many cases, the chronic stresses of long-distance caregiving can cause serious health problems (Carretero et al., 2009).If you need help managing your family, care, and career commitments from afar, Always Best Care has the answer. We offer a comprehensive set of care services that can be customized to fit any individual. Our staff are licensed, bonded, insured, and highly trained, so you never have to worry about who’s in charge of your loved one’s safety. In addition to providing companionship, transportation, and assistance with the activities of daily living (ADLs), our Home Helpers act as a reliable point of contact in case you need to speak with your loved one, check how an appointment went, or otherwise stay up to date. Whether you need an hour or two of assistance each week, or intensive 24/7 support, you can rest assured that your loved one’s needs are being met.
- Know when you’re needed. One of the most difficult aspects of long-distance care is knowing when you’re truly needed. Unfortunately, the phone is often of little help–one parent may be too proud to ask for help, while another may be overly concerned about minor problems.Always Best Care makes these decisions much easier. Our staff will alert you when your presence is truly required, while keeping you apprised of your loved one’s daily care and health condition. In this way, you’ll feel like you’re involved in their day-to-day care, without racking up gas bills and mileage on unnecessary trips.
- Delay disruptive moves until the time is right. Some long-distance caregivers feel as though their only choice is to move their parents closer. And while this does have several advantages, it can also be extremely disruptive for your loved one, especially if they have an attachment to their current home and community. Ripping them away from their family home and support structure isn’t always a good idea, even if it ultimately brings you closer.By giving upping your long-range care capacity and keeping you connected to your loved one’s day-to-day needs, Always Best Care allows you to delay that disruptive move for as long as you like.
- Keep the care burden away from the unprepared. When one adult child moves out of town, the care burden often falls on the nearest sibling or closest of kin–even if they’re not prepared for the responsibility. Deciding who takes the lead in these situations can cause friction between family members.Always Best Care offers a simple solution. By taking the mantle of primary caregiver, yet still including your family in the care consultation and decision-making, you avoid family friction, promote cooperation, and get peace of mind knowing your loved one is receiving the best possible care.
Coordinate Long-Distance Care in North Vancouver, BC
Always Best Care of British Columbia proudly serves North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Vancouver, and Burnaby.
If you need help coordinating long-distance care in these areas, we can help. Visit https://www.alwaysbestcarecanada.ca/ca/british-columbia/ or call (778)-945-3010 to book a free care consultation.
Carretero, S., Garcés, J., Ródenas, F., & Sanjosé, V. (2009). The informal caregiver’s burden of dependent people: Theory and empirical review. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 49(1), 74-79.