Video Chat: Why Don't Family Caregivers Like Online Tools?

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Video Chat: Why Don't Family Caregivers Like Online Tools?

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200px-Camera-video.svgI’ve been writing about research released Thursday by Pew Research Center. The research looked at how you use technology to care for your family members.

Two interesting stats came out of the research:

  • 59% of caregivers with internet access say that online resources have been helpful to their ability to provide care and support for the person in their care.

  • 52% of caregivers with internet access say that online resources have been helpful to their ability to cope with the stress of being a caregiver.


That’s not very helpful. So, I’d love to know why the Internet isn’t more helpful to you. What do you need that you can’t find? What do you find that you don’t need?



The family caregivers discussing these questions are four of our Caregiving.com members:

-- @g-j, who cares for her husband and cared for her parents. You also can connect with G-J on Twitter: @gjandfamily.

-- @jbones1961, who cares for her daughter.

-- @kreisler, who cares for his mom and his brother-in-law and writes reviews of technology tools. You also can connect with Richard on Twitter: @kreisr1.

-- @thpurplejacket, who cares for his partner. You also can connect with Chris on Twitter: @thebowtieguy

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Denise

Hi--To piggy-back the idea of there's not enough time: I also think it can be hard to find the time to learn how to use online tools. With any online tool, there's always a learning curve--getting it set up, figuring out how to use it, working through any glitches. It can be hard to find the time to do that.