Caring for someone with cancer can be hard. Some caregivers find it difficult to ask for help. But getting help is important—for both for you and the person you are caring for.
I need more help from others
A Caregiving Plan lays out what needs to be done to manage the health and well-being of the patient. It can help you line up outside help ahead of time, avoid schedule conflicts, improve communication, and reduce caregiver stress and overload.
Many caregivers find it difficult to speak with the person who is sick. You and your loved one are in this together, but your experiences and roles are very different. You may have negative feelings but not want to burden one another. Both of you may be deeply afraid.