Phone Buddies: Volunteers Provide Check-in Calls
Last night during our chat on Twitter, we discussed family members who don’t help in a caregiving situation. During the chat, several family caregivers said this: I would love for someone to just call and ask me how I’m doing.
@ejourneys tweeted an idea: Let’s start a Phone Buddy program, like WAIT Buddy, which keeps in touch while you wait in the hospital or doctor’s office. Whereas WAIT Buddy helps during a difficult wait, Phone Buddy provides ongoing support as volunteers check in regularly with you. You can set the schedule for the check-in, asking a volunteer to contact you on a scheduled day and time that’s convenient for you.
I’ve created a Phone Buddy group. Please join if you’d like a volunteer to check in on you or if you’d like to be a volunteer to check in on one of our members. If you’re in need of a volunteer, tell us about your situation in our Forum.
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