Time, location, and overwhelming responsibility can all be cause for missing out on caregiver supports. If you struggle to make our regular Network Meetings or Walk & Talk sessions, you may be feeling the need for support but unsure of how to access it.
Here is a list of 7 online support groups and forums for caregivers:
- I Care for Someone: CanadianVirtualHospice.ca offers several discussion forums, including one for caregivers and one on grief. Each forum is easily accessible and recent comments show a response time of several days and more.
- Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories: This online gathering place offers a place for caregivers of people with Alzheimer`s Disease to connect.
- COPD International: If you are caring for someone with COPD, the online community includes a chat room and a message board to share your experiences of caregiving.
- Cancer Chat: The De Souza Institute offers online support groups for caregivers of people with any cancer diagnosis or prognosis at set times and dates for those who can schedule the time but have trouble getting away. (The next session begins on October 6th, 2016.)
- Caregiver Support Group: This online forum for support groups has an extensive member list and a response time of a few days.
- Caregiver-Online Support Group: An unmoderated email group for caregivers from the Family Caregiver Alliance (US). Share your stresses, concerns, and feelings about caregiving with others by sending and receiving email.
- LGBTQ Community Support Group: Also hosted by the Family Caregiver Alliance, this unmoderated support group offers a place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender caregivers of adults with chronic health problems to discuss the unique issues of caring for their loved ones over email.
Did I miss any that you use? Please share it with us in a comment.