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Diane Dagefoerde

Hello, and welcome to DistanceElderCare.com! I'm Diane Dagefoerde, a consultant and coach dedicated to helping busy professionals manage the complexities of elder care from a distance.

In 2018, I published Managing Elder Care from Afar: A Practical Guide for Busy People, inspired by my own experiences. Over the past decade, I’ve navigated the challenges of being a long-distance caregiver, balancing a demanding career, and maintaining a loving relationship with my family.

My journey has not been without its trials. From managing crises remotely to devising efficient caregiving systems, I’ve learned a great deal about what works and what doesn’t. The caregiving system I developed has been honed through years of real-world application and feedback from countless friends and colleagues in similar situations.

In 2023, my mother passed away, marking the end of one chapter and the beginning of another. Today, my focus is on leveraging my experience to support others. As a consultant and coach, I help busy professionals like you navigate the intricate world of elder care, providing practical tools, templates, and roadmaps to make the journey smoother.

Central to the system I developed is the importance of transforming chaos into manageable steps. This approach has resonated with many, helping over 200 people find their way through the complexities of elder care.

Here at DistanceElderCare.com, you’ll find resources designed to empower you. From templates for managing doctor visits to roadmaps for chronic health conditions like dementia, my goal is to remove as many variables and surprises as possible. By doing so, we can ensure that our loved ones feel safe, cared for, and loved, without the constant sense of crisis.

Thank you for visiting. I’m here to support you on this journey, providing the tools and insights you need to manage elder care with confidence and compassion.

Warm regards,