Caregivers - Parent
Assist Guide Information Services
From caregiving support groups to help with rides and meals, many types of assistance can help you provide better care while maintaining your own well-being.
As a family caregiver for an ailing parent, child, spouse, or other loved one, you’re likely to face a host of new responsibilities, many of which are unfamiliar or intimidating. At times, you may feel overwhelmed and alone.
KidsHealth from Nemours
When you're the caregiver of a child who is seriously ill, it can feel as if the whole world is on your shoulders. Your sick child needs you. You may have other children who need you. Your spouse needs you. Your job — however pointless work might seem right now — needs you. Yet there's only so much you can give before you will feel mentally, emotionally, and physically drained. That's why it's a necessity — not a luxury — to spend some time taking care of yourself so that you can recharge and feel empowered to continue to support and care for your child.
Cancer doesn’t only affect the person with cancer; it affects the lives of the people who surround them as well. Whether you're a caregiver to your child or partner, a family member or a loved one, we provide emotional support and other resources for you.