Caring for a loved one who has cancer in no small feat.
On average, cancer caregivers spend more than 30 hours every week caregiving
(Cancer Caregiving in the U.S.). Spending that much time meeting the needs of
another person may not leave a lot of time to care for yourself, but it is
important that you do so.
Fifty percent of cancer caregivers experience significant
emotional stress (Cancer Caregiving in the U.S.). In order to best care for
your loved one, you must first care for yourself.
Hope Cancer Resources offers services to patients and
caregivers alike. Our oncology social workers offer emotional assistance in the
form of crisis intervention, individualized supportive counseling and support
groups. Our Spanish Interpreter is available to assist you and your loved one
during cancer-related medical appointments. Our Certified Tobacco Treatment
Specialist (CTTS) is available to meet with you one-on-one or in a class
setting. We also offer access to knowledge and a variety of health-oriented
activities that help with emotional and physical well-being through our
Wellness Center for Hope. All of our services are provided at no cost.
“Hope Cancer Resources provides something for everyone
who fights cancer as a patient, survivor, caregiver or groups interested in
prevention.” - Cancer Support Advocate
Caregivers need their own support system. If you are a
caregiver in need of support, please give us a call at 479-361-5847. We are
here to provide support for the journey and education for life.