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Caring for a Parent from Far Away

December 19, 2017

From the Kiplinger Magazine website

Dave Nickerson’s mother, Catherine, is almost 95, but he says she’s as independent and self-sufficient as ever. A former schoolteacher, Catherine has lived for 65 years in the same house where Dave grew up, near Boston. And she’s made it very clear she intends to stay there. “She’s embedded in the community,” Dave says.

Dave oversees her medical care and manages the bills. He says he feels he’s on top of her situation, even with the one major complication that he deals with on a daily basis: He lives 1,800 miles away, in Houston.

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