Here are some helpful sites that are full of information, guidance, and tools to assist you in your role as a caregiver.
The National Cancer Institute publishes a full library of resources for cancer patients and care-givers. Visit their online patient education library to browse their resources.
National Cancer Institute
Many of these publications are available at the Patient and Family Education Resource Center on the third floor of the South Lake Union Clinic.
Guide for Family Caregivers in Cancer
Facing Forward—Life After Cancer Treatment
When Someone You Love is Being Treated for Cancer
Caring for the Caregiver
No matter where you live, there is still a lot you can to do help care for a friend or family member with cancer.
National Institute on Aging
Getting started with long-distance caregiving
Cancer patients have employee rights. The Americans with Disabilities Act applies to job applicants and employees who have or have had cancer.
There are many helpful organizations especially for people who are caring for others. Here are a few:
An online magazine with articles relevant to caregiving.
Information, support and resources related t family caregiving.
A central place to coordinate meand and help for friends and family.
Find a support group
Are you the primary point of contact for a cancer patient? These services give you a place to share information and to communicate your needs to your personal network.
Caregivers or patients can start a free blog and share their stories.
Create a communicaitons platform for text messages and emails.
Organize friends and family to help with meals.