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primary caregiver

the main person who cares for the patient. In the home, this is usually an unpaid family member, spouse, or close friend.

Who is a caregiver?

... Unpaid caregivers are sometimes called informal caregivers or lay caregivers.
In most cases, the main (primary) caregiver is a spouse, partner, or ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/caregivers/copingasacaregiver/howtocareforalovedonewithcancer/being-a-caregiver-who-is-a-caregiver

Hospice Care

... long-term care facility hospice programs, the free-standing hospice can benefit
patients who don't have caregivers available at ... Primary caregiver ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/002868-pdf.pdf

Cancer Caregivers, Don't Forget Yourselves

... kind of thinking "denial." Sometimes caregivers need a ... I humbly submit three
key caregiver self-care ... First: If you are the primary caregiver, ask for ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/expertvoices/post/2011/08/02/cancer-caregivers-dont-forget-yourselves.aspx

Cancer of Unknown Primary | American Cancer Society

... Facing a cancer of unknown primary? Connect with patients, survivors, and
caregivers through the American Cancer Society's online communities ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerofunknownprimary/index

Choosing a hospice care program

... What responsibilities are expected of the primary caregiver? ... Does the
agency train, supervise, and monitor its caregivers? ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/findingandpayingfortreatment/choosingyourtreatmentteam/hospicecare/hospice-care-questions

Additional resources for cancer of unknown primary

... Additional resources for cancer of unknown primary. More information from
your American Cancer Society. ... Family and caregiver concerns. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerofunknownprimary/detailedguide/cancer-unknown-primary-additional

What It Takes to Be a Caregiver

... Unpaid caregivers are sometimes called informal caregivers or lay caregivers.
In most cases, the main (primary) caregiver is a spouse, partner, or ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003199-pdf.pdf

What Is This?

... Provides referrals to centers that care for children while the primary caregiver
is unavailable due to a ... Assistance to in-home caregivers of patients. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/supportprogramsservices/resources-what-is-this

The transplant process

... emotional energy from the patient, caregivers, and loved ... help you and your
caregiver learn what ... who will be your primary caregiver throughout the ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/bonemarrowandperipheralbloodstemcelltransplant/stem-cell-transplant-transplant-process

2006 Lane Adams Quality of Life Award Recipients

... Isabel Chiu, CPA Cofounder, ACS Northern California Chinese Unit, Milpitas,
CA As the primary caregiver for her father as he battled multiple ...

http://www.cancer.org/aboutus/honoringpeoplewhoaremakingadifference/laneadamsaward/laneadamsrecipients/2006laneadamsqualityoflifeawardrecipients