We all face difficult questions at different times of our lives. As a child being asked “What do you want to do when you grow up?” to your current challenges.
When you are ill or caring for someone, one of the most well-meaning, yet difficult question can be
“Is there anything I can do?”
The person asking genuinely wants to help. They don’t know what help you need or what to offer
For the person being asked, it creates pressure
- At this precise moment I don’t know what help I need
- I don’t know what sort of help they are prepared to offer and when
- Could I ask them to do ‘that task’?
The Care We Share solution answers the difficult question ‘Is there anything I can do?’
When the carer and patient think it through, they decide what help would be useful. It can range from the small tasks like walking the dog, meeting for a coffee or collecting a prescription right through to staying over night. It is up to you what tasks you want help with
Then they create a ‘call for help’ on their Care We Share network, and anyone in the network can respond. The calendar function allows the patient/ primary carer to give the network notice of tasks and event going into the future.
The network members respond to the ‘calls for help’ on their terms. They do the tasks they want to do, at times that suit them.
If the ‘call for help’ is at a time they are busy or to do a task they hate, then they don’t respond.
Care We Share allows all the good will that surrounds friendship and communities to be harnessed in support of the patient and their carer. It allows people to offer help on their terms doing jobs they enjoy rather than endure; it is #CaringMadeEasier
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