Online Resources for Caregivers

This section has been reviewed and approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 11/2012

Organizations

American Cancer Society: Caregivers

CancerCare: Caregiver Support Services

Family Caregiver Alliance

Family Caregiving 101

National Alliance for Caregiving

National Association for Home Care Hospice

National Family Caregivers Association

Web-Based Communications Tools

Find websites that can connect you with other caregivers, enable you to host group calendars to coordinate volunteer activities, and help you keep friends and family updated.

CancerCare provides a special website for caregivers called My Cancer Circle to help caregivers organize the family and friends who want to help the patient or the primary caregiver.

More Options

In addition to social networking sites, many patient advocate organizations offer online support services for caregivers, such as discussion forums and chat rooms. Get a list of cancer-specific patient information resources to find out what online and in-person support services they offer.