Cancer Caregivers Resources

Several organizations offer support specifically for cancer caregivers in the family. Support programs and services include counseling, educational publications and classes, support groups, online forums, and programs designed to address the special needs of cancer spouse caregivers.

Administration on Aging

1-202-619-0724 | www.aoa.gov
Provides information, assistance, individual counseling. Organization of support groups, caregiver training, respite care, and supplemental services.

CancerCare Caregiver Support Services

www.cancercare.org
Provides free professional services to anyone affected by cancer.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

800-633-4227 | www.medicare.gov (for Medicare information) or www.cms.hhs.gov
Provides information for consumers about patient rights, prescription drugs, and health insurance issues, including Medicare and Medicaid.

Family Caregiver Alliance

800-445-8106 | www.caregiver.org
Addresses the needs of families and friends who provide long-term care at home.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

www.mskcc.org
Help for caregivers, families and friends.

Mesothelioma Support Services

asbestos.com
Providing vital services and free resources for patients and families affected by mesothelioma.

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging Eldercare Locator

800-677-1116 | www.eldercare.gov
A nationwide directory assistance service designed to help older persons and caregivers. Find local resources for support: transportation, meals, home care, housing alternative, legal issues and social activities.

National Cancer Institute’s “When Someone You Love Is Being Treated for Cancer”

www.cancer.gov, search for "When Someone You Love Is Being Treated for Cancer"

Strength for Caring

www.strengthforcaring.com

The Wellness Community/Cancer Support Community

www.thewellnesscommunity.org

Well Spouse Association

www.wellspouse.org

2012 Survivor and Caregiver Resource Guide