Resources for More Information: Caregiving

OncoLink Team
Last Modified: June 22, 2016

Resources for More Information: Caregiving

 The internet can be a valuable resource for a patient who wants to find out more information about their disease. However, remember that not every website contains accurate and reliable information. The websites listed below offer up to date information and resources.

Help for Cancer Caregivers

Provides information, education and support to assist cancer caregivers care for themselves and their family members

 www.helpforcancercaregivers.org

Cancer Care

Provides online, telephonic and face-to-face caregiver support groups as well as caregiver information and resources.

www.cancercare.org

National Alliance for Caregiving

Dedicated to improving the quality of life for families and their care recipients through research, innovation and advocacy.

www.caregiving.org

The Cancer Survival Toolbox

From the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS), the Cancer Survival Toolbox is a free, self-learning audio program that has been developed by leading cancer organizations to help people develop important skills to better meet and understand the challenges of their illness.

http://www.canceradvocacy.org/resources/cancer-survival-toolbox/

Medicare Caregiver Resource Kit

These resources are focused on helping caregivers address challenging issues and to effectively navigate Medicare.

https://www.medicare.gov/campaigns/caregiver/caregiver-resource-kit.html

Family Caregiver Alliance

This organization provides support, education and guidance to family caregivers via education, advocacy and caregiver support groups.

www.caregiver.org

NCI: Caring for the Caregiver and Taking Time: Support for People with Cancer

Free publications from the National Cancer Institute focusing on tips for friends and family members providing care for a cancer patient. Available in PDF, Kindle and ePub downloadable formats

http://www.cancer.gov/publications/patient-education/caring-for-the-caregiver

http://www.cancer.gov/publications/patient-education/taking-time

Cancer Hope Network

Matches cancer caregivers with trained volunteer cancer caregivers who have been through a similar experience.

http://www.cancerhopenetwork.org/get-support/get-matched/with-a-cancer-survivor.html

American Cancer Society: Caregivers and Family

Provides education and resources for caregivers and family members of cancer patients.

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/caregivers/

AARP

Offers advice and resources for senior care needs.

http://www.aarp.org/home-family/caregiving/

 

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The Importance of Knowing Your Family’s Medical History
by Karen Arnold-Korzeniowski, BSN, RN
August 10, 2016


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