Caregiver Support and Resources
American Cancer Society (ACS)
The American Cancer Society offers tip and articles for caregivers of cancer patients. The society also has a new caregiver support group – The Hospice of El Paso. The support group helps caregivers deal with stress and offers guest speakers on topics, such as role reversals and understanding losses.
800.ACS.2345 (or 866.228.4327 for TTY)
Assisted Living Directory
This website lists numerous facilities and, at times, other senior care options, organized by state.
CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide free professional help to people with all cancers and their families through counseling, education, information and referral, bereavement services, and direct financial assistance.
Family Caregiving Alliance (FCA)
FCA is a public voice for caregivers. Its pioneering programs, information, education, services, research, advocacy, and support are sustaining the important work of families nationwide caring for loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions.
Toll free: 800. 445.8106
Imerman Angels matches and individually pairs a person touched by cancer (a cancer fighter or survivor) with someone who has fought and survived the same type of cancer (a Mentor Angel).
National Alliance for Caregiving
This is a nonprofit organization helping family caregivers. The Web site includes links to caregiving tips and guides.
National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is a government organization and provides an online booklet for caregivers. The booklet includes suggestions for communicating with family and health professionals and for life planning. The online booklet also includes the Caregiver’s Bill of Rights and suggestions for caring for yourself.
National Family Caregivers Association
The National Family Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers, and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age. NFCA reaches across the boundaries of diagnoses, relationships, and life stages to help transform family caregivers’ lives by removing barriers to health and well-being.
National Organization for Empowering Caregivers
The Web site offers education, support, and assistance for family caregivers and promotes public awareness of caregiving issues. It also contains articles, message boards, chat rooms, newsletters, and customized Web pages.
Net of Care
This is a Web site for caregivers and includes information about patient symptoms and making care decisions. It also includes caregiver assessments and a list of resources.
Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving
This Web site offers a caregivers corner and includes articles about caring for yourself, finding inner strength, and the importance of respite vacations.
Treatment Diaries is a social network for people that are living with or caring for someone with a chronic illness.
Well Spouse Association
This association is dedicated to helping caregivers who are the spouses or partners of a chronically ill or disabled person. The Web site includes information about support groups, chat forums, and opportunities to participate in respite programs
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