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Hillsborough diabetes care and celebrating long-distance holidays

Hillsborough diabetes care and celebrating long-distance holidays

This year, the Fourth of July lands on a Wednesday, which can make it more difficult for families to get together to celebrate. If you live far away from your Hillsborough senior, this can be especially hard. Thankfully, NuevaCare’s diabetes care team can help your loved one enjoy the holiday even if you can’t be with him or her in person.

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Do’s and Dont’s of Being a Long Distance Caregiver

Meeting the needs of an aging parent or loved one is tough already, but when you're far away things can become even more of a challenge. Take heart in knowing that you're not alone. The Alzheimer's Association estimates that there are 2.3 million Americans living more than one hour away from the person for whom they are responsible. That means that there are lots of others who are facing the same challenges that you are. The hardest part is deciding which tasks you are capable of from a distance, and which tasks are better left to others.  Here are some do's and don'ts that will help you to determine your role and to feel less overwhelmed while giving your loved one the best care possible. DO Schedule Visits...

What we want family caregivers to know

  Millions of family caregivers offer their time, energy, heart and soul to loved ones who depend on them for daily needs. For all of the family caregivers out there, we want you to know that we see you, and that we appreciate you. What we want you to know  You are needed. It is so easy to just go along thinking that your loved one could be taken care of by just anyone, you start to feel like a machine that goes along doing these tasks again and again. But you are irreplaceable! You know your loved one like no one else, and your guidance is absolutely essential. Your work has value. Unpaid care in the United States is estimated to be worth nearly $400 billion. Your'e a part...

Long Distance Caregiving

Long distance caregiving probably isn't what you think it is. While we generally think of long distance as being across the country or across the state, it's those close but not so close distances that can in fact present the most challenge. That's because families don't often reach out for help when they live in the general area of their loved one, and instead find themselves stretched in resources, most particularly in their time. According to the the National Alliance for Caregiving, one third of caregivers live more than 20 minutes away from the person that they're caring for, and one sixth live more than an hour away. Those distances are substantial when you consider the hefty amount of intervention that is required in order to...

4 Ways to be there for your loved one from far away

Whether you live on the other side of the country from your loved one, or much closer to home but struggle to stay connected, there are lots of ways that you can improve your connection with your loved one. Here are six innovative ways to be there for your loved one even when you're not close by. 1 - Add a set of eyes Whether its a neighbor, a religious group, a professional caregiver or another family member, it's always a good practice to get another set of eyes on your loved one when you're concerned. In fact if you're a long distance caregiver, then its great practice to get this set into place on a regular basis. This could be as simple as a neighbor who...