Caregivers play an important role in supporting their loved one at every stage of the colorectal cancer journey. But who supports the caregiver?
Acting as someone's caregiver make you feel like a nurse, parent, or maid. It’s normal to have strong emotions about your new role.
As the needs and symptoms of the cancer patient fluctuate, so do the needs and well-being of the caregiver.
Caregivers field a lot of information and it can become overwhelming. Learn how you can stay on top of things.
It’s important to know what to ask at doctor's visit, especially as a caregiver. Don't forget to bring a notebook and pen.
Caregivers communicate across many channels from the patient to the doctors to insurance companies.
Many caregivers take time off from work to take care of loved ones, which can create a financial strain.
Caregiving is often a long-term challenge and the emotional impact can mount over time. It's important to recognize the signs of burnout.
When a loved one dies, the loss as a caregiver may be mixed with guilt, relief, and uncertainty over the future.
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Take care of yourself so you can take of others
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