29 Ways to Show the Love: Call a Caree

Denise

29 Ways to Show the Love: Call a Caree

Denise
phone-2127_640Each day in February, we’ll share a way that family members and friends can help the family caregiver in their lives. (A family caregiver is an individual who cares for a family member or friend, just like you.) Through our campaign, we hope to create awareness of what family caregivers do and how others can help.

Today’s tip comes from Michelle (@michelle), who cares for her husband: Call a caree.

Why this tip is so important: When a caree receives a phone call, he or she gets a reprieve from the day's drudgery. More important, the phone call keeps the caree connected to loved ones. "Even those who no longer speak might appreciate a call, a break from the mundane talk about his care," explains Michelle. "Be prepared to tell something that has been happening in your life. Keep it short and sweet."