Living far away from loved ones can definitely put a damper on keeping in touch. Fortunately, we live in a time where communication is made easy with various advancements in technology.

If you live far away from your loved one, or if a senior you care for lives away from their family, make sure you take a look at these tips for long distance relative relationships:

Email – If your elderly loved one is tech savvy and enjoys using the internet, take advantage of free email services such as Gmail and Yahoo. Email is a great tool for sharing stories on the go without having to worry about time differences and schedules.

Social Media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and others are great tools to share photos and videos with multiple out-of-state relatives at once!

SkypeSkype is another great tool for family members who are comfortable using technology. Skype is an online phone service which features voice and video calling. The best part about Skype is they have free accounts!

Phone – If your aging loved one isn’t comfortable with technology you can always give them a call! Scheduling weekly phone calls with your long distance relative will help you keep in touch and stay active in each other’s lives.

Mail Don’t forget about snail mail! This form of communication may not be as fast as the other options, but it is a classic that your elderly loved ones are sure to love.

Distance doesn’t mean communication should fade! Stay in touch with your loved ones no matter where they live!

How do you stay in touch with your long distance relatives? Share your communication tips with us by commenting below or by writing on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

 




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