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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 MassachusettsFind 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 caregiversAn assortment of caregiving tools, as well as a list of books and materials produced by the Foundation. Includes a section on grieving.
GrowthhouseThis website includes information on such end-of-life issues as hospice care, pain management, grief, and homecare.
Memories for Surviving KidsThis website encourages friends and families of a deceased parent to write letters to the surviving children.
Caring ConnectionsIncludes a searchable database for providers of hospice and palliative care, and information for caregivers and professionals about end-of-life care.