Living far away from a loved one can be hard. And it can be even more challenging as that loved one ages and starts to need more assistance with daily tasks. Every year, millions of Americans find themselves in the role of a long-distance caregiver for a parent or other loved one. It’s not always easy, but with the right planning and understanding of your loved one’s needs, it can be an exciting transition into the next stage of their life. Here are a few “do’s and don’ts” of long-distance caregiving to help make your job a little easier.