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It's always said hindsight is 20/20. What do you wish you could have done differently as a long-distance caregiver?
By Mary S. on Mon Apr 11, 2011 at 2:57 PM EDT
Maybe you feel like you didn't get enough practical things done on your last visit to your elderly parent. Or that you don't visit enough. Perhaps you look back on years as a long-distance caregiver and think there were signs you missed, and that if you had acted sooner it would have resulted in more positive outcomes for your elderly loved one. What do you wish you could have done differently as a long-distance caregiver? Could you realistically have done things any differently than you did?
 
 
By Miyoshi W. on Wed Jul 25, 2012 at 8:35 AM EDT
I wish I would have been more insistent on moving my parents into an assisted living facility so that they could get the daily activity that they needed to remain alert. I wish I would have paid more attention to my Mom's health, as she was the primary caregiver for my Dad and ended up being sicker than he was. People don't understand what a strain it places on the health of a caregiver who has to care emotionally and physically for a loved one.