Considerations for Care Partners
It’s easy to forget to take care of yourself when you’re busy supporting someone with cancer. But it’s just as important.
Caregiving is stressful, and it’s easy to ignore your own emotional health. Ask yourself—
- Am I feeling overwhelmed?
- Am I staying active?
- Should I reach out to family members or friends for emotional support?
- Am I worried about money? See our list of resources that may be able to help.
After treatment ends, your role may change, and you may find it’s a good time to follow the recommendations for good emotional health.
- AARP’s Caregiving page provides family caregivers with information, tools, and resources.
- The Caregiver Action Network takes caregivers through step-by-step processes to help them handle their caregiving situation.
- The Family Caregiver Alliance helps families find government, nonprofit, and private caregiver support programs.
- The ARCH National Respite Network provides resources and information on respite care.
- The Well Spouse Association provides resources and information for caregivers and loved ones.