Long Distance Caregivers
Practically and emotionally, being a caregiver who lives at a long distance from the care-recipient, a common phenomenon in the U.S., is very difficult. Long-distance caregivers often feel they do not actually know what is happening to and with their loved one. They find it challenging to identify and evaluate local resources. Long-distance caregivers often feel guilty about not being nearby or more involved. Furthermore, they have the burden of travel added to the other burdens of caregiving, a burden that can disrupt work and other relationships.
Valuable web resources that are devoted to helping and supporting the long-distance caregiver include:
In the Practice Section
- Common Caregiving Problems
- What do Psychologists Need to Know to Help Family Caregivers?
- How Caregivers Reach Psychologists
- Psychologists as Direct Service Clinicians and Consultants
- Conceptual Models
- Variations for Practice with Culturally Diverse Groups
- Business Pragmatics
- Common Ethical Issues