Department of Cable and Consumer Services - Channel 16

Fairfax County, Virginia

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12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 133

Donna Monacci,

Mature Living

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Caregiving can take place inside the home or in a nursing facility, but how do families ensure care for their loved ones who live in another state or even another country?  Mature Living Host Anne Hall talks with Rob Louchen, Geriatric Case Manager with ElderLink, who shares tips for using technology to explore care facilities or interview potential in-home caregivers.  Kristen Lucia, the Area Agency on Aging’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman, shares her perspective on long-distance caregiving and offers resources that help families decide the best option for their loved one.  Long-Distance Caregiver Sarah Rodriguez talks with Mature Living producer Fran about the challenge caring for her mom (who lives in Mexico) from her home in Fairfax County.  Sarah’s advice is to know that you are not alone – there is help and support for anyone who is caring for a loved one. (CC)

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