Okizu offers several free camps for children and families affected by childhood cancers. The camps are centered around relationship building between peers and recreational activities. Each camp has
A handbook for family caregivers of patients with serious illness.
As caregivers, we sometimes become so involved in the day-to-day efforts to keep things going we may forget to let others know we need additional assistance with providing care, or just need a break
Whether you're trying to work out a care plan for your aging parents with your siblings, or searching online for the latest app to assist you with your ill spouse's medication reminders, FCA's
Telling Kids About Cancer is a support tool for parents. Telling children about a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming for any parent. This tool will support you every step of the way.
A cancer diagnosis affects close friends and family too. Find out what to expect if you become a caregiver for a person with cancer, and get tips for making sure that you take care of yourself as well
The diagnosis of cancer in a child or teenager can be a devastating blow to parents and other family members who love the child. Cancer creates an instant crisis in the family. Here we provide
If your parent has cancer, you may feel torn between establishing yourself in the world and helping your parent. Caregiving can be a rewarding way to reconnect with parents. It may also limit your
Caregiving often involves different types of support and tasks, which can be overwhelming. There are several ways to help manage all the duties of a caregiver to help you provide effective care.
Home care involves professional health care and supportive services given at home for people who need help. A person may need home care during specific times to recover from surgery or a long hospital
As a caregiver, you may feel overwhelmed by caring for someone at the hospital. In addition to compassion and concern for the person you care for, you may have stressful or negative feelings. You may
One of the most important—but often forgotten—tasks for caregivers is caring for themselves. A caregiver's physical, emotional, and mental health is vital to the well-being of the person who has
It is not selfish to think about yourself. In fact, it is important that you do so. Caring for yourself is a necessary part of being a caregiver.
The ripples of a cancer diagnosis extend to spouses, partners, siblings, children and friends. Many of these family members will find they now need to take on the role of caregiver—something they have
Taking care of a loved one can be a positive experience. For example, some people say that caregiving strengthened their relationship. But it can also be very stressful. Many caregivers say it often
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