AM I A CAREGIVER?
Caregivers include anyone – a spouse or partner, a sibling, a parent, a friend – who takes on significant responsibility of caring for someone with a cancer diagnosis.
Caregivers are frequently overlooked and usually stretched to capacity. As a caregiver, paying attention to your own health and well-bring is imperative. Being there for your loved one means taking care of yourself, too. That is why SOUL RYEDERS focuses on supporting those in this critical role.
We have programs designed to create community and connection among other caregivers. This network is vital. SOUL RYEDERS provides an empathetic ear during what can be a turbulent time. In the moments when you feel overwhelmed, our team at SOUL RYEDERS is here for you, providing coping strategies and information on how to be an effective and impactful caregiver.
DO YOU NEED SUPPORT AS A CAREGIVER?
If you are a caregiver looking for support or resources, we encourage you to fill out this brief form and one of our Client Navigators will be in touch with you shortly
CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUPS
MEDITATION & CONVERSATION
CARING FOR SOMEONE WITH A CANCER DIAGNOSIS?
Are you caring for a loved one, a parent, a sibling, a friend who has a cancer diagnosis? SOUL RYEDERS can help. We offer initial one-on-one counseling with a professional Client Navigator who will help create a supportive environment for them from our unique programs and resources.
Fill out this brief form and someone will be in touch shortly.
“The work that you do means so much to so many people battling cancer, and I’ve seen first-hand how much it has meant to my daughter. From The Wig Exchange to SOUL Mondays to special care packages and just being a great resource and wonderful listener, your outpouring of care and support makes a devastating journey more bearable – and even adds joy and meaning where it didn’t seem possible.”
“Medical treatment, research and process is obviously extremely important, but your work of supporting those affected and also their family, friends and caregivers is equally important. If we can’t get out of bed and face the day, how can we help our friends?”
Introduction to Caregiving
If you are caring for a loved one with a serious illness, you are a caregiver. If you are helping with daily needs, you are a caregiver. This caregiver guide is filled with information, tips and activities to help you through the challenges to helping the cancer patient in your life.
Communicating with the Patient
Communication is key when caring for a loved one with cancer. This guide will help keep the lines of communication open.
Preparing the Home
Life at home during and after cancer treatment may become challenging. Making changes to the home can make life easier and safe for your loved one.
Nutrition and Wellness
Nutrition is an essential component of health and recovery during cancer treatment. This guide will assist in learning what is healthy and not healthy to eat and how perceptions of foods can alter during treatment.
Keep all important details easily accessible.
Daily Medication Log
Keep track of all prescriptions, supplements, schedules and any side effects
Healthcare Contact List
Keep names and contact information of all healthcare contacts in one place.
Questions to Ask
Helpful questions to ask the healthcare team
Health Insurance Information
Estimate costs, call log, glossary of insurance terms
Keep the kitchen stocked with healthy food options during treatment and recovery
Food Intake Log
Track food intake, side effects during treatment