Long-Distance Caregiving: There’s Help Available!

Long-Distance Caregiving: There’s Help Available!

Being a long-distance caregiver is challenging. We understand that no matter how far away you are from your loved one, you want to ensure they receive the best care possible day in and day out. But how do you ensure the quality of their care from 1,000 miles away? With a little help. Errand Works caters to seniors and is available to help with the challenges that long-distance caregivers face. Here’s how.

Handling Medical Appointments

From far away, clearly you can’t get your loved one to and from his or her medical appointments. And even arranging transportation can be challenging when you aren’t based in the same city. And going to appointments alone can be overwhelming for many seniors, resulting in information or instructions being missed. Errand Works can help. Our reliable employees are available to accompany your loved one to and from medical appointments. We provide transportation and escort services.

By hiring Errand Works to accompany your loved one, you’ll be assured of the following:

  • Your loved one will receive assistance getting in and out of cars, to and from the appointment and as needed in the waiting and exam rooms.
  • You can receive detailed notes from the appointment to keep you up to date on your loved one’s care.
  • You’ll have peace of mind knowing someone who cares ensures your loved one’s comfort every step of the way. He or she will never be alone and every need will be attended to.

Managing the Home

If your loved one lives at home, managing home care and home services can be a difficult task. For one with the beginnings of dementia, you may never receive an accurate report. Sometimes you need a helping hand with the overall management of your loved one’s home. Here’s how Errand Works can help!

  • We can provide home waiting services to handle any type of home maintenance or service calls.
  • We can be a friendly, familiar face when your loved one is starting with new medical caregivers, for example physical therapists.
  • Our employees can take notes from nurses, nurses aids, therapists, etc. and provide detailed information for you and your loved one.
  • We can help your loved one manage the mail and provide needed assistance with resulting tasks.

Managing Medications

Medications are one thing long-distance caregivers frequently worry with. It’s tough to keep a list of current medications and their doses, and setting up a medication management system from across the country just can’t happen. While we are not medical professionals, our employees can handle pharmacy drop offs and pickups.

Avoiding Visits With No Quality Time   

The other thing we frequently hear from long-distance caregivers is that when they ARE able to visit, it feels less like a trip to spend time with family and more like a never-ending to-do list they have to get through. By teaming up with Errand Works, you can get your quality time back. Spend your visit checking in on some things, but mostly enjoying your loved one.

If you’re in need of the assistance listed here, contact us! We would love to get to know you and your loved one and learn how we can simplify your caregiving duties and provide you peace of mind.

Errand Works, LLC, is licensed, bonded and insured.  Every errand runner must pass a Virginia State Criminal Background Check prior to being hired.  In addition, each errand runner is a Virginia State Notary. Errand Works currently serves Prince William County, Fauquier County, Fairfax County, Loudoun County and the surrounding areas.