Many caregivers feel isolated and unsupported. AFC social workers spend a lot of time with family caregivers helping them enlarge the circle of support for themselves as caregivers. In many cases there are ways in which they can involve other people in helpful ways. Oftentimes other people don’t know how to help. Giving them concrete and specific ways to help can make a big difference. These are a couple of free websites that can help with this.
Lotsa Helping Hands provides an easy way for caregivers to post needed tasks on a calendar and for others to sign up to help with those tasks.
Carepages is a site where caregivers can share information about a loved ones situation and where family and friends can provide support.