If you are caring for someone with cancer, then you are a caregiver. You may be a spouse, a child, a parent, a family member or a friend of the patient. Your loved one may live in the house with you or may live across town. They may even live across the country. The term “caregiving” is broad and includes a wide range of activities, including:
Caring for your loved one requires a lot time and energy. In the middle of your endless to-do list, make sure you take some time for you as well. Cancer treatment and recovery can last a long time. You need to pace yourself and care for yourself during this process. Both you and your loved one will benefit if you take some time to rest, relax and reenergize.
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Visit our Counseling Services to make an appointment with our counselors.
Contact us in Cancer Support Services at 202-877-CARE (2273).