Caregiving

American Cancer Society: Caregivers - The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.   A wealth of information for caregivers will be found here.

American College of Physicians: Home Care Guide for Advanced Cancer  - This guide is for family, friends, and hospice workers caring for persons with advanced cancer at home.

Cancer Hope Network - Cancer Hope Network is a non-profit organization that provides free and confidential one-on-one support to cancer patients and their families. 

Cancer.Net: Caregiving - This is the patient information Web site of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). A number of articles on different caregiving topics will be found here.

Family Caregiver Alliance - The Family Caregiver Alliance was established in 1977 to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. The site offers fact sheets, advice, news, and user groups.

HealthyNJ: Caregiving - . A wealth of information can be found at this site including resources just for New Jersey.

Lotsa Helping Hands - This site will connect people through the power of community — whether you need help or you want to provide help.

MedlinePlus: Caregivers - Developed by the National Library of Medicine, this consumer health site directs the user to selected online resources on many common diseases, conditions, and concerns.
Also in Spanish.

National Cancer Institute: When Someone You Love Is Being Treated for Cancer - This informative site focuses on the caregiver's needs.
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National Family Caregivers Association - The National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) supports, empowers, educates, and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for a chronically ill, aged, or disabled loved one.

UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine: Handbook for Family Caregivers of Patients with Serious Illness OR Handbook for Family Caregivers of Patients with Brain Tumors - Caregivers will find these two handbooks valuable.
These documents are in PDF format and will require an Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.

Princess Margaret Hospital: Caring to the End of Life - Information about palliative care and tools to help cope with the experience of palliative care can be found at this site.

Strength for Caring - Strength for Caring is an online resource and community for family caregivers. This informative site strives to help family caregivers take care of their loved ones and themselves.

Well Spouse Association - Well Spouse is a national, not for profit membership organization which gives support to wives, husbands, and partners of the chronically ill and/or disabled.



Interactive Tutorials / Videos

Tips for Cancer Caregivers - This video from the Dana Farber Cancer Institute gives advice for caregivers.

Emotional Support for Caregivers - Livestrong showcases the story of one caregiver.

March 2014