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Resources for Showing You Care

Being a Caregiver

"Formal" caregivers are paid for their services and have had training and education in providing care. "Informal" caregivers, also called family caregivers, are people who provide care to family or friends, usually without payment.

Caring for an Ill Loved One

Caring for anyone is difficult, even in the best of circumstances. Here are tips to help make the task easier.

Making the Home Environment Safe

Here are some suggestions: Make sure lighting in hallways and on stairs is adequate. Secure area rugs to prevent falls and slips. Outdoors, make certain railings, gates, and fences are secure and in good repair.

Assistive Equipment for the Home

Assistive equipment includes shower seats and bathtub mats; walkers, canes, and wheelchairs; and telephones for the hearing-impaired.

Easy Ways to Show Someone You Care

Whether you are a spouse, child, sibling, parent, or friend of a cancer patient, it is important that you never stop expressing your love. Showing how much you care is not only important on holidays and special occasions; it should be done every day of the year.
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