Tips for caregivers

A cancer diagnosis can be a little overwhelming, helping your loved one through their journey is something they will treasure.

Your role as a caregiver

As a cancer caregiver, you play an invaluable role

At GenesisCare, we understand how important you are to the treatment experience. With our integrated network of specialists, we want you to know that throughout the entire process, we are here for you too.

Our teams are always on hand to answer any questions you may have about the best way to care for your friend or loved one during their cancer journey.

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What can you do to help a loved one?

Additional resources

At GenesisCare, we want you to know that we support all patients and their caregivers throughout the entire process.

If you’d like some additional information on caregiving, further tips can be found through the resources below:

Helpful tips

Keep life as normal as possible

Your friend or loved one might start to find that their normal life starts to change during their cancer journey. You should try and help them keep to their daily routine such as getting up and going to work, doing the shopping, taking the dog for a walk, seeing family and meeting up with friends. Sometimes all it takes is a phone call or a nudge from you to get them going.

Plan some distractions

It’s common for patients to get down when they are alone and have nothing to distract them. Planning things to do together like weekly catch ups, movie nights, or visits to attractions can make a big difference.

Keep yourself healthy

Providing support for your friend or loved one throughout their cancer treatment is something that they’ll always treasure, but it can take its toll on you. There are many local and national online support groups that can give you tips on how to best provide support, while keeping yourself emotionally healthy.

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