Are you the primary caregiver for an elderly loved one who lives far away? If so, you know how challenging it can be to manage long-distance caregiving. You may feel like you’re not doing enough or that you’re unable to be there for your loved one the way you want. But don’t worry – you can make it work with a little planning and organization.

Here are six tips to help you make the most of your situation and provide the best possible care for your loved one:

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Alzheimer’s is a devastating form of Dementia that robs people of their memories and eventually their ability to function independently. For families dealing with Alzheimer’s, the physical and emotional toll can be overwhelming. One of the most difficult decisions families face is whether to keep their loved ones at home or place them in a long-term care facility.

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Safety is a priority for seniors in Kansas City, Lenexa, Leawood, Olathe, Lees Summit, Overland Park or North Kansas City. As our bodies age, we lose the resiliency we enjoyed when we were younger. So, a careful weighing of pros and cons when looking at long-term elder care is an important part of the planning process. Will our needs be met? Will our safety be insured? The aging experts at Kansas City Home Care would like to emphasize that our in-home care can reduce elder health risks by keeping a senior at home with a caregiver.

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The Paris of the Plains—that’s how the rest of the world once knew Kansas City. Our heritage is rich with arts and events for all ages. Seniors, or people caring for elderly family members need to remember that the good times still roll in Kansas City, Johnson County and Overland Park regardless of a person’s age.

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Lucia and David* like to have dinner on Thursday nights at their country club in Johnson County, as they have done for years. But David’s dementia has progressed to the point that Lucia isn’t sure if he’ll remember the names of acquaintances who stop by to say hello. She has to be vigilant in order to keep him from repeating himself to the waiter, she orders his food, makes sure he keeps his placemat and clothes clean, and helps him find the restroom.

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As dementia progresses, it becomes more and more difficult for loved ones to remember everyday responsibilities such as turning off appliances, or taking medication on time. Telling time can be a challenge, as can using electronics like cell phones and television remotes. Some people with dementia even begin to wander or get lost if they’re not monitored.

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