Showing You Care
Being a Caregiver
"Formal" caregivers are paid for their services and have had training and education in providing care. "Informal" caregivers, also called family caregivers, are people who provide care to family or friends, usually without payment.
A Cancer Survivor’s Guide to Caregiving
Whether the caregiver is a partner, child, parent, relative, or friend of the cancer patient, the relationship with the patient will change. The impact of the patient's cancer may reverse existing roles.
Caring for an Ill Loved One
Caring for anyone is difficult, even in the best of circumstances. Here are tips to help make the task easier.
Making the Home Environment Safe
Here are some suggestions: Make sure lighting in hallways and on stairs is adequate. Secure area rugs to prevent falls and slips. Outdoors, make certain railings, gates, and fences are secure and in good repair.
Assistive Equipment for the Home
Assistive equipment includes shower seats and bathtub mats; walkers, canes, and wheelchairs; and telephones for the hearing-impaired.
Easy Ways to Show Someone You Care
Whether you are a spouse, child, sibling, parent, or friend of a cancer patient, it is important that you never stop expressing your love. Showing how much you care is not only important on holidays and special occasions; it should be done every day of the year.
When a Spouse Has Cancer: What to Do and How to Cope
Being a caregiver for a spouse who has cancer may be the toughest job you’ll ever have. It may also be the most vital and the most rewarding. As the spouse, you become part of the cancer treatment team.