There are many things surrounding cancer that most people without medical training won't understand. Here is a helpful list of terminology to help things make sense.
Caregiver's Bill of Rights
It is important to understand the position of the person providing care. These thoughts can help provide some clarity on how to proceed as a caregiver and one who is receiving care.
Challenges Caregivers Should Expect
Cancer treatment is an extremely rough process for patients, but it also has a heavy toll on those providing the care.
Discovering Meaning as a Caregiver
You may come to a point where you start to see things differently as a caregiver. Here are some things to keep in mind.
Help For The Helper
As a caregiver, you have a lot of responsibility on your shoulders. Asking for help is the best way to avoid wearing yourself out.
Practical Steps You Can Take To Help
There are several things you can do to help your loved one through their treatment. They need and appreciate your support.
Storing Important Records
Keeping clear and accurate records will contribute to your peace of mind when it comes to dealing with the paperwork involved with your cancer care.
Taking Care of the Caregiver - You!
Cancer affects the person experiencing cancer and going through treatment, but it can also be a hard experience for the caregiver. If you are a caregiver remember to take care of yourself.
The Caregiver's Coping Toolkit
Caregivers need to remember to care for themselves as well as their loved ones.
The Caregiver's Guide to Pain
A caregiver can help their loved one manage pain and can help explain the pain their loved one feels to the doctors.