• Resources and Support for Cancer Caregivers

    Websites to Help People Caring for Cancer Patients

    Online Resources When Caring for Someone with Advanced Cancer

    When someone you love has advanced cancer, it's natural for you to think about life: what it has been, what it will be, and what challenges and issues you will face as a concerned caregiver in the months and days ahead.

    The following sites address those challenges and the reflections, emotions, decisions, and responsibilities you may encounter.
    When someone you love has advanced cancer (National Cancer Institute)
    Nearing the end of life (American Cancer Society)
    End-of-life decision making (Family Caregiver Alliance)
    End-of-life planning (AARP)

    Hospice and Palliative Care Federation of Massachusetts
    Find Massachusetts hospices and palliative care agencies, as well as documents like advanced directives, health care proxies, and a survey to provide guidance about difficult choices.

    Hospice Foundation of America: Information for caregivers
    An assortment of caregiving tools, as well as a list of books and materials produced by the Foundation. Includes a section on grieving.

    Growthhouse
    This website includes information on such end-of-life issues as hospice care, pain management, grief, and homecare.

    Memories for Surviving Kids
    This website encourages friends and families of a deceased parent to write letters to the surviving children.

    Caring Connections
    Includes a searchable database for providers of hospice and palliative care, and information for caregivers and professionals about end-of-life care.

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