Patient Resources

Caregiver Support Services

Cancer Care, Inc.
Provides information to assist caregivers as well as online support groups, telephone support groups and teleconferences for caregivers. Includes articles about care giving.

National Family Caregivers
Provides care giving tips, publications, advocacy, and encouragement.

Family Caregiver Alliance
Online support groups for caregivers, educational publications, 24-hour hotline, tips on care giving. This is an especially helpful and informative site.

Online support groups for caregivers, newsletter and articles on care giving.

The Caregiver’s Handbook
This online book offers practical approaches to care giving. One section of the book focuses on “Caring for the Caregiver”.

Strength for Caring
Articles and care giving tips with a focus on caring for someone with cancer.

Caring Bridge
While this site does not provide support for the caregiver, it does help to keep family members and friends informed, and relieves the primary caregiver of making so many phone calls or sending so many letters or emails. This unique site provides free web pages for those receiving care. If you have family that lives some distance away and you cannot call frequently to provide updates, it’s a great way to keep everyone up to date.