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You can help! Tips for helping deal with a health crisis

You can help! Tips for helping deal with a health crisis

(NAPS)-When a loved one is diagnosed with cancer or recovering from a traumatic injury, you might feel helpless, or wonder, "How can I show them I care?" In a recent survey of U.S. adults conducted on behalf of CaringBridge, 58 percent of respondents ranked help with keeping everyone updated as the most appreciated.
Sharing information quickly during a health crisis can be emotionally difficult and time consuming, especially while undergoing treatments, scheduling appointments, and dealing with the emotional stress of an illness.
Other ways to show support:
* Household help (52 percent of respondents rank this type of support highly)
* Getting legal affairs in order (41 percent)
* Bringing items to help pass time (24 percent)
* Sharing personal mementos or pictures (17 percent)
* Gifts such as flowers or candy (7 percent).
To learn more about easily connecting with family and friends during a health crisis, visit www.CaringBridge.org.

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