None of us wants a call in the middle of night when we live time zones away from a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. Your panic begins from the moment you hear the words and your mind races with questions. How bad is it? How quickly can I get there? Is anyone sitting with her or him? Can I afford the cost of flying there? Will it even matter to him or her if I go?
Being an Alzheimer’s caregiver from miles away is hard. Some people are fortunate enough to be able to rely on siblings, relatives or another parent. Others are less fortunate and don’t know where to turn.
Caregiving across miles or time zones, although difficult, can be done with careful preparation. Planning should be addressed when your loved one is initially diagnosed or whenever things are stable. It is a fact that you will be forced to deal with a crisis at some point and you will inevitably receive that dreaded phone call in the middle of the night.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could hang up the phone, scroll through your I-Phone or Blackberry and call ElderCare at Home and the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center knowing that within the hour, a trusted, caring professional will be at your loved ones side and on the phone with you, addressing all of your questions and concerns?
For over 20 years we have helped hundreds of families just like yours. To learn more about how we can help you create a long term care plan that is best suited for your loved ones individual needs, and the unique needs of your family, call us at 800-209-4342. Whenever you reach out, we are here to help.