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Is long distance caregiving bad from the patient or care giver perspective?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Patients need to be seen in person.
Relatives and physicians may miss signs of disease if the patient is not monitored by someone.

In brief: Yes

Patients need to be seen in person.
Relatives and physicians may miss signs of disease if the patient is not monitored by someone.
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Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Long distance care-giving is ok as PART of the care plan. The person who is long distance, however, should not be the person in charge of day to day issues, and should defer to the primary caregiver who has regular eyes on the patient.
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