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Resources for Caregivers

Updated: July 30, 2021
 

Cancer caregivers have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in unique ways.

To support caregivers, we have gathered the following tips and resources below:

Staying Healthy

We understand that caregivers are concerned about becoming sick and passing it on to their loved ones. The best ways to prevent infection are to get the COVID-19 vaccine and take precautions that you already practice to avoid the spread of illness, such as:

  • Avoiding close contact with people who are showing symptoms of being sick
  • Avoiding touching your nose, mouth, and eyes
  • Washing your hands frequently and vigorously with soap and water for 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom and before eating
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household disinfectant

Practicing Self-Care

It is always important for cancer caregivers to practice self-care throughout their loved one’s cancer journey, but it is even more crucial during this difficult time.

Fox Chase’s social workers are also available to support caregivers by providing counseling and additional resources.

Current Visitor Policies

As more individuals receive the COVID-19 vaccine, we are adapting our visitor policies as needed and allowing more visitors into our facilities. Our latest guidelines are listed here.

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