5 Tips for Caring for Loved Ones from Afar

Caring for loved ones who are enjoying independent living.

When you have parents or loved ones who live far away, it can be difficult to know how to best care for them while they are enjoying living independently at home.  You want to make sure they're living happily and comfortably while still feeling involved. 
Here are a few tips on how to ensure the best care for your loved one while you are away.

1. Stay in touch as often as possible

Make a point to call or text with your parents or loved ones frequently. This will help you stay up-to-date on their well-being and also let them know they are on your mind.


2. Schedule regular check-ins with their caregivers

If your parents are living with homecare make sure to develop a relationship with those helping provide care. This will help you ensure that they are receiving the best level of care and that you can address any concerns or problems as soon as possible.


3. Get involved in their local area

Encourage your parents to get involved in the local community. If there are local activities or social clubs your parents are involved in, try to ask about their interests and day to day life. This allows you to see how they're doing first-hand.

4. Get Digital

Schedule Skype calls, zooms and video calls to check on your parent's health, well-being and to have a conversation. 
The Halopad forms part of the HaloCare solution which is perfect for staying in contact. The HaloPad Age-Friendly Tablet allows for video calls, photo swapping and chats with loved ones in a simple and easily accessible manner synced to the Circle of Care App for the primary caregivers.                  


5. Stay organized

It can be tricky to keep track of all the different aspects of your loved ones' care from afar. It can be useful to have a system for organizing your thoughts and tasks, whether that's a physical planner or a note-taking app.

Check-in with neighbours, family and friends living close by, to see if they can help out with grocery shopping, watering plants and other small tasks that will make life a little easier for your parents or loved ones.  Most people are happy to help out when asked. 

Taking care of parents or loved ones from afar can be difficult, but with these tips, you'll be able to do it confidently and effectively. Stay in touch with your parents often, schedule regular check-ins, get involved in their community and plan a visit whenever possible. With these steps, you'll be able to provide the best possible care for your loved ones.

Looking for some peace of mind to assist your loved one to live independently? Find out more about the HaloCare solution.                                                                                                                                           

Contact our HaloCare team today to discuss non intrusive care solutions that combine assisted living technology and our Care Specialist team who can assist your loved one from our Carlow Care Hub. 

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