Encore: Being a Long Distance Caregiver
In the United States, families are often spread all over — sometimes on opposite coasts or in opposite climates. This can present challenges when someone in the family is diagnosed with cancer and everyone can’t be where they want to be at once. It’s important for these far-away loved ones to remember they are not alone. In fact, it is estimated that 7 million people in the U.S. are long-distance caregivers. Many of these people are family members of someone with cancer — daughters and sons, brothers and sisters, nieces, and nephews. This podcast episode focuses being a long-distance caregiver, unique ways long-distance caregivers can be helpful, and how to handle the emotional impact of caregiving on families.