Excellent article in the New York Times today about long distance care providers showing top 10% ( who can afford care manager’s ) do live long distance. But lower 90% of the economy live very close – average of 18 miles from Mom just to get the elder and child care they can afford – from family.
On the holidays ,when families gather, give an elder a critical gift. If family lives long distance, create an elder emergency plan. Contact your local Red Cross for an emergency kit and make a plan for your older relative , following their directions.Gather the support network they suggest and this will make the perfect present for an aging long distance relative.