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Caregivers & Care Partners

Caring for a family member or a friend with a brain tumor can be challenging and overwhelming, and care partners may face emotional, physical, and practical difficulties. Resources are available to help caregivers cope with the unique challenges that arise from caring for a loved one with a brain tumor.

Caregiver Action Network
Caregiver Action Network (CAN) provides education and support to more than 90 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, and the frailties of old age.

Eldercare Locator
The Eldercare Locator, a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging, provides a free database to connect people to local services for older adults and their families.

Family Caregiver Alliance
Family Caregiver Alliance provides programs, services, and a resource finder for family caregivers of adults with physical and cognitive impairments.

Help for Cancer Caregivers
Help for Cancer Caregivers provides a free library of resources to support the health and well-being of the people who care for people with cancer.

National Institute on Aging
The National Institute on Aging, a service of the National Institutes of Health, provides health information and education on advance care planning, long-term care, respite care, and tips for caregivers.

Safe Families for Children
Safe Families for Children provides temporary and extended host family-like support to families who are dealing with medical emergencies and more.

Zen Caregiving Project
Zen Caregiving Project offers mindfulness-based approaches and tools to help families and caregivers provide better support to those in their care.

Last updated April 3, 2023.
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