Phone Buddies: Volunteers Provide Check-in Calls

Denise

Phone Buddies: Volunteers Provide Check-in Calls

Denise
rickvanderzwet_PhoneLast 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 forum. 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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Denise

<a href=\"http://www.caregiving.com/members/musicallyminded/\" rel=\"nofollow\">@musicallyminded</a> Yes! A lot happens outside the group, with me offering the volunteers and then connecting volunteers to those who need one.

Amy

Are either Phone Buddies or WAIT Buddies still a thing? Looks like the WAIT buddy group hasn't been active for quite a while.

ejourneys

Thanks, Denise! :D