Planning a holiday visit to your elderly parent? Have concerns and errands to take care of when you visit Mom but not sure what is most important or how to manage the visit?

Here is a checklist you can use to prepare for and better manage your visit. You may also wish to visit Aging Wisely’s help for caregivers article, Warning Signs for Long-Distance Caregivers.

When you are preparing to visit an elderly loved one, these are some quicks steps you can take to be better prepared, to enjoy the visit more and to accomplish important tasks while still enjoying some quality time together.

EasyLiving, Inc. supports long-distance caregivers with quality in-home care services to support your loved one and ensure ongoing safety and well-being. We use an online system to communicate to you, ensure accountability and provide continuity.

We also offer professional advocacy and care management through our Aging Wisely care managers.  When you need to quickly understand local services or bring in someone you can trust to be your local “eyes and ears” and expert resource, a geriatric care manager is an ideal resource.

Contact us if you are planning a visit to a loved one in the Pinellas County/Clearwater, Florida area and want to discuss options or if you are visiting and notice concerns.  We’re here 24/7 for you!

Thank to Rosalyn Roker, who completed a care management internship with Aging Wisely, LLC for sharing training information from which this article draws material. If you would like more information on her research sources, contact us for more information.