As Boomers age and Gen Y and Millennials grow up, many of us are faced with caring for elderly parents. But, with modern careers and aspirations, things aren’t like the old days, where people live in the same towns as their parents. However, there are some ways that we can lessen the distance, including simple daily check-ins, employing in-home care, and regular visits. Plus, we can naturally leverage technology: consider signing the folks up for a grocery or meal-delivery service.
- As more and more Baby Boomers age, many members of Generations X and Y, as well as Millennials, are finding a need to care for parents from a distance.
- The main key in doing this is communication: set regular check-ins with parents, both virtual and in person.
- Then, bring in some assistance: in-home help can go a long way in supporting parents, and meal or grocery delivery can alleviate a major hassle in their lives.
“Living far from your folks adds to the challenges of caring for them, especially if you don’t have a big family to help out, but it can be done.”