I’m Calling About Chris
At Headway, we understand how difficult it can be to sit by the bedside of a loved one who is in critical care following a sudden acute acquired brain injury.
For many families, the relief that their loved one has survived is immediately replaced by uncertainty and fear about what the future may hold.
Sitting by the bedside for hours on end, hoping against hope for a positive development can be both frightening and emotionally exhausting.
Any remaining strength can then be sapped by making or receiving dozens of calls each evening from worried family and friends, each understandably eager for updates.
“I was having the same conversations repeatedly, which became ever more tiring and frustrating. Without sounding ungrateful I found it difficult to keep repeating myself time after time, when all I really wanted to do was cry.
I understood how desperate they were for news and I knew I had to keep them informed, but it was so draining.”
– read about Jane’s story
I’m calling about Chris aims to ease the burden by helping you to keep family and friends updated on the progress of your loved one. The simple and easy-to-use platform allows you to draft and post updates using your smartphone or tablet, while friends and family can post supportive comments in return.
You can choose to keep your profile secure, only allowing people to access it via a unique link distributed by you, or you can keep the page open so that people can find your page using the search function.
Importantly, the site also includes useful information about brain injury to help everyone connected with your loved one to better understand both the acute stage of care and how they might be affected in the long term.