The Role of the Caregiver

The Role of the Caregiver

Learn about different types of caregiving, the various roles and responsibilities and how others have approached it successfully.

Typical Caregiver Responsibilities

Learn some of the new responsibilities Jody took on while helping her sister Kim, who lived with small cell lung cancer (SCLC) for five years.

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Building Your Network

Kristen recommends creating a network with other experts and peers who can help you get answers to your questions or provide comfort as you deal with the emotional demands of caregiving.

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Support and Resources for Caregivers

There are daily challenges that caregivers face with some days feeling better than others. By familiarizing yourself with resources for assistance, you will find that you are not alone and there is support available.

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Best Practices for Cancer Caregivers

Tending to a loved one with a cancer diagnosis is an incredibly important responsibility that often comes about suddenly and without a road map. In the following article, you’ll hear from SCLC caregivers Kristen and Jody, who understand what it’s like to adjust to new responsibilities in a matter of moments, and who have found ways to strike that healthy balance between offering family support and focusing on self-care.

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