As part of WGBH News' series You’re Not Alone: Caring for our Elderly, we asked people to share their one piece of advice for those who are caring for an elderly person. 

WGBH News senior investigative reporter Phillip Martin shared his experience and tips for dealing with an ailing parent who lives far away: be aware of how challenging it can be to have a parent qualify for Medicaid, be prepared to shop around for the right assisted living facility, and even though distance may keep you apart be there when you feel you need to to be. You won't regret it.

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