Care Pages to Keep in Touch

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2012-02-15 10:50:08 -0600
Started 2012-02-14 11:27:55 -0600

I just found the neatest website that allows people to keep in touch with others who are in critical care situations. I think it does more than that, but I just joined because a friend of mine I just found out has a brain tumor.

Here is the site:

My friend blogs there to let her friends and family all over know how she is doing. We can then respond to her messages and so much more. I still have to explore it some more.

But if you have a loved one who you find it hard to get in touch with or they just don't want to deal with all the phone calls they can set up an account and then invite people to view the updates. You can have public messages or private ones.

6 replies

jayabee52 2012-02-14 12:15:36 -0600 Report

That is a GREAT resource, Gabby!

There is another one which is like that. I became aware of this a about 2 or 3 months before Jem passed. In fact I was on DC at that time and I posted a link to her caringbridge pages. The general page to find Caringbridge is here ~ ~ you can do much the same as you can on care pages.

These are BOTH wonderful resources for people who are seriously ill and are in the hospital, hospice or other nursing facility. All that may be required is someone to post on the blogs about the person's condition.

It would be neat if someone actually used these to notify folks here on DC about the condition of someone we've grown to love over our time on DC, short or long as it has been.

GabbyPA 2012-02-15 10:02:07 -0600 Report

I guess it would have to start with the person going into care to set up a blog. Then we could encourage them there.

jayabee52 2012-02-15 10:45:55 -0600 Report

that would be the start!

Perhaps we could encourage folks on DC to ask their signifigant others (spouses, friends, children) to set up an account and do the blogging required when we are in the hospital or confined to our homes.

I will instruct my son Jon to do just that in my case and tell him how to find my password to log on here. (actually I have already done the latter)

DC has been so much a part of my life here recently and when I am gone even for a day or two folks here seem to be concerned about my welfare. (I am not complining about that in fact I am COMMENDING them for their loving concern).
I have also given my cell number to various people with whom I have grown especially close, so I think I will be covered in case something unfortunate happens.

GabbyPA 2012-02-15 10:50:08 -0600 Report

What a great network you have done for yourself. I have a few addresses as well and it is a comfort to know that we can get that close as we just met as strangers here.

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