3 Useful Resources for IPF Caregivers


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Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) can be a challenging disease for a care provider. To help provide support for IPF caregivers, Pulmonary Fibrosis MD has some useful resources.

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1. National Caregivers Library
This site provides information ON both how to be a good caregiver, plus caring for yourself in the process. The site is easy to navigate providing quick links to check lists and popular articles.

2. Lotsa Helping Hands
The main focus of this site is for caregivers to create communities for loved ones suffering from IPF. These communities are to support the caregiver, in ways such as running errands, or helping out with anything the patient needs. There is also a mobile version available, enabling carers to get in touch with their communities 24 hours a day. It’s a great organizational tool.

3. Caring Bridge
A closed form of social network that enables you to keep family and friends updated on the patients condition. Any easy way to keep people informed without having to make individual phone calls regarding good, or bad news.

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