Resources for Caregivers

Important Links for Patient Caregivers and Families

  • American Alliance of Cancer Pain Initiatives The American Alliance of Cancer Pain Initiatives is dedicated to promoting cancer pain relief nationwide by supporting the efforts of State Cancer Pain Initiatives. Cancer Pain Initiatives are voluntary, grassroots organizations composed of nurses, physicians, pharmacists, social workers, psychologists, and representatives of clergy, higher education, and government. Initiatives and their participants provide education and advocacy to healthcare providers, cancer patients and their families.

  • The Healthcare Chaplaincy The Healthcare Chaplaincy is a multi-faith community of professionals committed to the advancement of pastoral care, education and research. We are dedicated to the spiritual care of all persons who are suffering in body, mind and spirit.

  • Eldercare Locator The Eldercare Locator is a free public service that connects older people and their families to valuable information on services and resources for senior citizens anywhere in the nation. The Eldercare Locator is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging administered by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging.

  • Cancer Resources CancerResources is an online guide to cancer-related information, services and organizations. This is an insider’s guide developed by survivors, caregivers, professionals and volunteers who have all had our lives touched by cancer.

  • Reddit Hospice An online social community of hospice professionals helping provide advice for those facing hospice care.

Bereavement and Grief Resources

Grief can be a response to physical losses, such as death, or in response to symbolic or social losses such as divorce or loss of a job. The grief experience can be affected by one’s history and support system. Taking care of yourself and accessing the support of friends and family can help you cope with your grief experience. Below are a selection of resources to help cope with grief, provided from CaringInfo.org