Cancer Caregivers Resources
Several organizations offer support specifically for cancer caregivers in the family. Support programs and services include counseling, educational publications and classes, support groups, online forums, and programs designed to address the special needs of cancer spouse caregivers.
Administration on Aging
1-202-619-0724 | www.aoa.gov
Provides information, assistance, individual counseling. Organization of support groups, caregiver training, respite care, and supplemental services.
CancerCare Caregiver Support Services
Provides free professional services to anyone affected by cancer.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
800-633-4227 | www.medicare.gov (for Medicare information) or www.cms.hhs.gov
Provides information for consumers about patient rights, prescription drugs, and health insurance issues, including Medicare and Medicaid.
Family Caregiver Alliance
800-445-8106 | www.caregiver.org
Addresses the needs of families and friends who provide long-term care at home.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Help for caregivers, families and friends.
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging Eldercare Locator
800-677-1116 | www.eldercare.gov
A nationwide directory assistance service designed to help older persons and caregivers. Find local resources for support: transportation, meals, home care, housing alternative, legal issues and social activities.
National Cancer Institute’s “When Someone You Love Is Being Treated for Cancer”
www.cancer.gov, search for "When Someone You Love Is Being Treated for Cancer"
Strength for Caring
The Wellness Community/Cancer Support Community
Well Spouse Association