Considerations for Care Partners

Photo of a home health aide bringing lunch to a cancer survivor at home

Try to arrange for a friend, family member, or professional home health aide to provide respite care if you need to take a break.

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.

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Page last reviewed: December 10, 2020