Managing Care from Your Computer
Caregiving for parents and other relatives from afar can be a nightmare. Taking care of those who are nearby can be just as difficult, time-consuming, and stressful. It's hard to believe, but help is as close as your computer. Caregivers are in the forefront of those willing to seek resources online, with adults ages 50 to 64, increasing their use of social marketing sites by 454 percent from 2008 to 2012. Among the caregiving sites available are LotsaHelpingHands, Saturing, and CareZone. And if you need respite care in the Philadelphia area, contact Time Out, a program of Temple's Intergenerational Center that can provide students as companions.