This Wednesday, 51 participants at our live Twitter forum discussed the topic, “Life After Caregiving,” sharing tips for caregivers on how to cope when the person you cared for passes away.
As usual, our group had so many wonderful contributions and personal stories to share, which was especially enlightening for such an emotional topic. Everyone has lost someone near and dear to them at one time or another, and as many of the participants said, being able to talk with others and find support can help throughout the grieving process.
The following questions took us through the hour:
Q1. What challenges do you think family caregivers face during the first few weeks after a caree’s death?
Q2. What are the challenges a year after a caree’s death?
Q3. What are the challenges two years after a caree’s death?
Q4. What suggestions would you offer to an individual who is grieving?
Q5. What tips would you share for an individual experiencing a significant life transition?
Q6. How did you manage when your caregiving experience ended?
Q7. How do you cope when one caree dies but caregiving continues as you care for another caree?
Q8. What are the opportunities for former family caregivers?
Check out these highlights:
Review the wealth of resources, insights and ideas shared here, via the full chat transcript (thanks to @ctffox of The Fox Group for providing this invaluable service). Analytics are available too; click here to see who attended.
Don’t miss our next chat: June 19 at 1 pm ET. Please note that we meet only on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Anyone who is interested in and passionate about eldercare issues can join our chat, anytime. Prior participation is not required, nor is there a need to stay for the full hour.
If the “real-time” frame doesn’t sync with your schedule, or if you feel that your question or idea requires well beyond 140 characters, start a discussion thread on our LinkedIn page or use the #eldercarechat hashtag. The LinkedIn group is also a great place to continue previous discussions, connect with those who share similar interests, or talk about the services that you, or the company you represent, have to offer.