Mary's husband Jack was transferred from Dayton to his company's plant in California five years ago. The couple didn't have a choice but to relocate — the job required he be on site every day. But Mary's 85-year-old mother Helen still lives in an assisted living community in Cincinnati.
When they lived less than an hour away from Mary's mom, everything seemed fine, Mary never worried. She felt reassured that, if something happened to her mother, she could immediately step in and assist or provide additional care.
But now that she and Jack live 2,500 miles away, Mary feels a sense of trepidation.
How can you ensure that your senior parent is getting the care he or she needs if you live a long distance away? Luckily, there are many safety-net resources available for families that find themselves in such a situation.
Let's take a look at a few of them.