You can keep your family, friends, and home care team updated on progress by creating a personalized web page at sites such as www.carepages.com or www.caringbridge.org. These are free. Web pages are easy to set up and give you the ability to provide updates on the injured service member or veteran’s progress, get support, coordinate care, and share information — all in a short email note. Your family and friends can send you and the service member or veteran notes of support, inspiration, and friendship.
Many families ask someone outside of the immediate family to establish the web page and then this person shows the family how to do updates, which is simple. Most hospitals and rehabilitation centers have computers for families to use to make the updates. These websites greatly reduce the burden on families in telling the same story and updates over and over on the phone, which can be emotionally and physically exhausting.