I worried about Mom having too much cash in the apartment and when she would go out.
Talk to your aging parent about carrying less cash.
Using credit cards is easier and safer.
Here are even more tips that senior caregivers can find useful. Anything that helps aging parents can help keep them out of the hospital. My Mom in her 80's lives alone 1500 miles away and my in-laws are also in their 80's over 300 miles in another direction.
Whether your loved-ones are across town or across the country, there are things you can do to maintain their well-being.
The cell phone is another great invention.
You can use the advantages of a cell phone for your aging parents.
This is a great emergency strategy for long distance caregivers.
We all have old outdated cell phones around the house.
Here's a great idea for your old cell phone.
Give Mom or Dad an old cell phone for free emergency 911 service.
I wish there were an easier way to manage all of this. Being so far away and also being busy with my own life and responsibilities. It seems like we are inventing the wheel. How do people get to do this more successfully? Any ideas would be helpful.
At the same time, I realize that I/we need to devote more time and energy with my aging parents while all of us still have time left. Soon it will be too late and I will have to live with my regrets and remorse for the decisions that I made for/with them.
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