Resources for Caregivers

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 way to prevent infection is to avoid exposure to COVID-19. Many precautions that you already take to avoid the spread of illness can be taken, such as:

  • Avoiding close contact with people who are showing symptoms (particularly fever and cough) and practicing social distancing
  • 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.

Keeping a routine while making time for fun and activities and staying in touch with family and friends can help reduce negative feelings and anxiety related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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

We encourage you to wear masks and practice social distancing when you are out in public to protect yourself and minimize your risk of exposure.

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