Caring for the Caregiver
| Kids Konnected
Touro supports families who experience cancer with their loved ones.
If you are caring for someone you love, you are a “caregiver.” You may not think of yourself as a caregiver, but you are. There are different types of caregivers—some are family members, others are friends. Every situation is different so there are difference ways to provide care. Remember, there is not one way that works best!
Caregiving can involve many tasks such as helping with daily activities, providing emotional and spiritual support, or simply, just being there. These are some of the most important things a caregiver can do to help a loved one with cancer.
Caregivers often put their own feelings and needs aside. They try to focus on their loved one and the many tasks of caregiving. This may be fine for a little while, but it can be hard to keep this up for a long period of time; and it’s not good for your health. If you don’t take care of yourself, you won’t be able to care for your loved one. As a caregiver, it’s important that you take care of you! That is where the Caring for the Caregiver
program can help.
Family support can take on many shapes and sizes including the care that young children need when a parent is diagnosed with cancer. The Kids Konnected
program provides support for young family members—between the ages of 5 and 19—who are affected by their parent’s serious illness.