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Out of sight but not out of mind: the challenge of long distance elder care

by Mary Price
March 28th, 2011 at 10:30 am

Sooner rather than later, my sister and I must force a life decision on our 85-year old mother. My sister and I have always been the children who have reliably visited (when we lived in the same country), called, taken an interest and supplemented Mom’s income as and when required. Even though we now live abroad, we still speak to her at least five days a week. My sister visited Mom last year. I have not seen her since October 2008. International travel is expensive, particularly with a family. “What should we do with Mom?” has become a regular topic of conversation between my sister and me. That, and how guilty we feel because we cannot currently participate actively in her care. Read more »