Practical Resources for Caregivers

Here is a sampling of the resources available online for caregivers. Many of these sources have extensive libraries of documents and articles that will help you in your role as caregiver.

  • National Caregivers Library
    Hundreds of useful articles, forms, checklists, and links to topic-specific external resources, organized into logical categories that address the key needs of caregivers and their loved ones
  • National Cancer Institute: Coping with Cancer: for Families, Caregivers, and Friends
    Information to help caregivers cope while caring for a loved one with cancer, as well as help someone with cancer talk about and cope with the illness
  • American Cancer Society: Caregivers
    What to expect if you become a caregiver for a person with cancer, and tips for making sure that you take care of yourself as well
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology's Cancer.net: Caregiver Support
    More information on caregiving topics
  • HospiceNet: Caregiver Resources
    Links to articles about caregiving and caregiver issues
  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's Caring Connections: Caring for Someone
    Links on preparing to become a caregiver, providing care, and respite
  • www.Caregiver.com
    Caregiver.com provides information, support and guidance for family and professional. They offer a bi-monthly publication entitled Today’s Caregiver. On their site you can find topic-specific newsletters, online discussion lists, back-issue articles of Today's Caregiver magazine, chat rooms, and an online store.
  • www.GiveForward.com
    GiveForward.com empowers friends and family to send love and financial support to patients as they navigate a medical crisis. Create a page today to spread hope and contribute to a loved one's out-of-pocket medical expenses.
  • Caregiver Action Network: www.caregiveraction.org/family-caregiver-toolbox
  • The Caregiver Space: thecaregiverspace.org/caregivers-toolbox
  • Verywell.com: verywell.com/caregiving
  • Everyday Health: www.everydayhealth.com/lung-cancer/lung-cancer-caregiving.aspx
  • www.CancerCareCoPay.org
    The CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation provides eligible individuals with up to $10,000 per year in co-payment assistance. They currently offer this program to people affected by breast cancer, colon or colorectal cancer, glioblastoma, head and neck cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, and renal cell cancer.
  • www.NAHHH.org
    NAHHH represents organizations that provide lodging (and service) for families receiving medical care away from home; furnishes information about hospitality homes in the caller's area; offers newsletter; and publishes an annual directory of facilities offering lodging. 
  • www.PatientTravel.org
    Family caregivers can receive help in locating air transportation for needy patients who need distant specialized medical evaluation, diagnosis or treatment. The National Patient Travel Helpline is available 24/7 and provides referrals to all major medical transport providers in the network.
  • www.PatientTravel.org
  • The National Patient Travel HELPLINE provides information about all forms of charitable, long-distance medical air transportation and provides referrals to all appropriate sources of help available in the national charitable medical air transportation network. You can find the services they offer at PatientTravel.org or call 800-296-1217.
  • www.MyLifeLine.org - Caring From a Distance: Dedicated to serving the needs of Long Distance Caregivers
    The mission of MyLifeLine.org is to empower cancer patients and caregivers to build an online support community of family and friends to foster connection, inspiration, and healing through free, personalized websites.
  • www.benefitscheckup.org
    A service of the National Council on the Aging, Benefits Check-Up and Benefits Check-UP RX help people over the age of 55 find federal, state, and local public and private programs that may pay for some of their medical care and/or prescription costs.
  • RedCross.org
    American Red Cross has developed training programs for family caregivers. You will need to check with your local chapter to find out if there are classes in your area.

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