If you live far away from your aging parents or relatives, we know how difficult it can be to be a caregiver. Since everything must be handled online or over the phone, it is key to have all the information you need handy and organized.
Here are some tips to make long distance caregiving easier:
Be sure to have the names and contact information of all your loved one’s doctors. Also have all health insurance information, medication lists, allergy information and pharmacy contact information.
If you’re planning to pay their bills online you will need all bank account information, including credit cards, expenses and income.
Make a contact list of anyone in their neighborhood who can check in on them. Be sure to give out your number as well, so they can contact you if there is ever an emergency. Also have your loved one choose a neighbor to give a spare key to, just in case of an emergency.
It is a good idea to have copies of wills, living wills, power of attorney and insurance policies.
Also remember that Executive Care is always here to help!
I’d like to convey to you how wonderful the aide Afia is for my mother’s care. She has been with her since last January and has become more than just a caregiver.
She truly “cares” and is skillful in her abilities. My mom has had several health situations and her current health has improved to the best she has been in several years. Both her doctor and my family attribute a large part of that to Afia’s care. She is diligent about her diet and sleep patterns, and her “toileting” issues. All of this has contributed greatly to my mom’s overall improved health and her peace of mind as well as our family’s peace of mind.
We cannot say enough about her. We are also very satisfied with Executive Care all the way around, from the billing department and everyone we speak with on the phone, very courteous and professional.
It’s almost five years since we have been receiving caregivers through Executive Care, and I would like to take this transitional period to express our appreciation for the services you have provided thus far. We are particularly appreciative of the special attention and care Lili has given to our case. Lili has been very sensitive to our particular needs and it has been and remains important to us to have consistency in the arrangements by having Lili as our go-to person in light of Dr. E’s special needs. It is apparent that Lili has many other important responsibilities, so we wanted to thank Executive Care and Lili for the efforts she has made on our behalf.
Judge Naomi E
I have had business dealings with Executive Care for some time now and have invariably been very satisfied. The personnel have been considerate, trustworthy, capable and always responsive. They have provided a genuine physical and emotional lift to the patient, in my case an elderly, frail sister. I do not hesitate to recommend the organization for the services rendered.
At Executive Care, our mission is to improve quality of life for our clients and their families, while focusing on service excellence.
To be the Home Care company of choice for clients, their families, caregivers and our community.
What makes Executive Care unique is our devotion to client experience. At Executive Care, providing our clients with peace of mind is more than a corporate mission statement; it is the sole reason for doing what we do.