Did you know that isolation is a serious problem for family caregivers? I didn’t need a study to tell me that isolation can have negative physical and emotional consequences for caregivers. In fact, caregivers are at greater risk for developing health problems, depression, and social isolation. This is why it’s so important to find ways to connect with other caregivers. This is also why the chat feature on this platform was so important.
The caregiving chat feature was a way for me to connect with people who understood what I was going through. The chat was a warm and welcoming environment with people who really cared about each other. I could engage or just hang back and follow the conversation. Now suddenly, without warning, it is gone. I hope the decision-makers reading this post will let us know if it will ever return.