Taking on the role of caregiver for a loved one with a brain tumor is something that you may not have expected. Your new role comes with many responsibilities that can be overwhelming and challenging for a caregiver in ways never imagined.
As a caregiver you will need to become an expert not only in tending to a patient’s physical needs, but also in managing the details and communication with doctors, pharmacists, insurance companies, employers and others. Each caregiver’s needs and experiences are different. You may be a parent taking care of a child, a child taking care of a parent, or taking care of your spouse or partner. Included here you will find some specific links that will help you find the caregiving information to meet your needs. Many of our resources shared below are from other organizations that we find are resourceful
No matter what your situation, you will have needs as a caregiver, just as your loved one has needs as well. Be sure to take care of yourself, get your rest, and be sure to ask for help. There are friends and family members that may want to help, however they are not sure how to assist you or your loved one.
The San Diego Brain Tumor Foundation is here to help you understand and cope with your role as a caregiver. If you have any questions, please contact us
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Southern Caregiver Resource Center
Southern Caregiver Resource Center provides services for any San Diego or Imperial County resident who is caring for an adult with a chronic and/or disabling condition in need of assistance.
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