Are You a Long-Distance Caregiver?
After taking care of my elderly parents by myself for a year and constantly searching for the right caregivers to help me, I finally stumbled upon "Amazing Ariana" and her wonderful mother.
After training them and eventually feeling confident enough to allow them to move in, they gradually took over all the hands-on care of my parents. Eventually I was comfortable enough to fly back home, monitoring every detail of my parents’ care and lives via long-distance phone calls to them 2-3 times a day.
I was so blessed that my caregivers stayed living in my parents’ home, caring for and loving them, for four more years–even through their deaths and helping me with the funerals. I realize now how rare that situation was and that I had completely lucked out finding them.
If you are in the market for a hands-on, local caregiver, who will allow you to be a long-distance caregiver, I strongly advise that you consider hiring a Geriatric Care Manager first, who will be a great help to you in the process: http://www.caremanager.org/. Also, take a look at this helpful site about long-distance caregiving before you decide what to do: http://www.cfad.org/about/index.cfm
You can learn more about Jacqueline and find information about her book at ElderRage.com.