Caregiver

Handwashing Dos and Don’ts
4.02.2020 Dory Benford

While I’m sure you probably already wash your hands regularly, let’s make sure you’re doing it effectively. No more quick rinses, we all need to be washing our hands thoroughly to kill germs and prevent sickness.

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Coronavirus: Advice for Cancer Patients, Survivors and Caregivers

As the number of people being infected with COVID-19 increases across the U.S., cancer patients are concerned about how this virus might affect them. Sanjeet Dadwal, M.D., chief of City of Hope’s Division of Infectious Diseases, offers insight and advice.

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7 New Year’s Resolutions for Cancer Caregivers
12.30.2019 Malcolm Bedell

The dawn of a new year presents a perfect opportunity to reflect and take a personal inventory, to evaluate our own needs for the coming year in a guilt-free way that’s healthy and ensures our success as caregivers.

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2019 Hopeful Holiday Gift Guide Part 3
11.22.2019 Dory Benford

This year, help the caregivers you know enjoy this happy, celebratory time by giving gifts that will help relieve their stress and make them feel special, supported and loved.

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How Can Occupational Therapists Help Cancer Patients?
9.05.2019 hopeful

A licensed occupational therapist is trained to help clients struggling with injuries, disease, disability, mental health issues or developmental problems gain the necessary skills to be more self-sufficient in their day-to-day lives.

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How Cancer Caregivers Can Cope With Mean Patients

The emotional journey a cancer patient is on may sometimes spill over into unexpected outbursts of sadness, fear, or even out-and-out animosity or hatefulness toward the very people the patient is closest to. There are many reasons an otherwise friendly, loving family member, spouse or friend may lash out in hurtful ways, each related to fear, anxiety, guilt and/or anger. Here are six tips for coping with a patient’s angry outbursts.

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