Some adult children and spouses who are caregivers have benefited from the camaraderie of a support group held at a local church or senior center. As concerns about coronavirus are keeping people closer to home, however, those support groups might not feel as safe as they used to. A solution to consider is joining an online caregiver support group.
Online support groups and forums give caregivers anonymity and a judgment-free place to discuss their fears and frustrations. The 24/7 accessibility of these groups also makes it easier for busy caregivers or those who are unable to meet in person. Caregivers can post questions or challenges in chat forums or on message boards any time of day or night.
If you’d like to join an online caregiver support group, here are a few to investigate:
Each of these resources can help you find a group with whom you feel comfortable sharing the highs and lows of caring for a family member or friend.
If you are the caregiver for a loved one, keeping them safe is likely a high priority. This can be especially challenging if you work outside the home and can’t be with them around the clock. One helpful solution is to invest in a medical alert system.
A mobile medical alert system utilizes wireless technology that allows the user to call for help from wherever they are. It takes only a press of a button to speak with an emergency operator 24/7. Call 1-844-203-5617 for more information!