Caring for an aging loved one can feel isolating and daunting for many caregivers and more and more are turning to the web to find support. The recent growth of the Social Networking arena is proving to be a helpful outlet for those caring for the elderly.
Tampa Bay based, Bayshore Health Services Inc., has launched several venues to give family caregivers a voice and support as they journey through their care giving experience. Caregiver support pages have been set up on Facebook and Twitter and a caregiver support blog has been posted with valuable articles, videos and free downloads.
“The experience of caring for an elderly loved one is like no other and we want to be able to give caregivers a chance to tell their stories, encourage one another or just have an outlet.” said Marci Sadorf, Care Manager and R.N. for Bayshore Health Services Inc. We are excited to see the growth of this new use of technology and how it can support those who give so much of themselves.”