Caregiving from a distance can be especially challenging during the COVID-19 epidemic. If you find yourself supporting a loved one from a distance, there are some important things to keep in mind.The National Institute on Aging offers some tips to stay connected, plan your trips, and be aware of care needs and challenges that can be found here. For an easy to share pdf, you can also go here.
One of the recommendations is to be informed about where important documents are. We encourage you to know if your loved one has completed important estate planning documents such as the durable power of attorney for finances and the advance healthcare directives. To learn more about these documents, visit the estate planning section of our website. For a helpful resource to start conversations with loved ones about care wishes, visit the conversation project website.