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More information from your American Cancer Society

Here’s more information you might find helpful. You also can order free copies of our documents from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345, or read them on our website, www.cancer.org.

Managing care at home

Caring for the Patient With Cancer at Home: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Health Insurance and Financial Assistance for the Cancer Patient (also in Spanish)

Talking With Friends and Relatives About Your Cancer (also in Spanish)

Hospice Care

For caregivers

What It Takes to Be a Caregiver

What You Need To Know as a Cancer Caregiver

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) (also in Spanish)

More on finances and legal issues

In Treatment: Financial Guidance for Cancer Survivors and Their Families (also in Spanish)

Advanced Illness: Financial Guidance for Cancer Survivors and Their Families

Children Diagnosed With Cancer: Financial and Insurance Issues

Informed Consent (also in Spanish)

Advance Directives


Your American Cancer Society also has books that you might find helpful. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit our bookstore online at cancer.org/bookstore to find out about costs or to place an order.

National organizations and Web sites*

Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:

National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC)
Web site: www.nahc.org

    Has a Home Care/Hospice Locator that covers over 20,000 home care and hospice agencies, as well as information on how to choose an agency

Visiting Nurse Associations of America
Toll-free number: 1-888-866-8773 (Use this number if unable to use Web site, press “0” to reach an operator)
Web site: www.vnaa.org

      To find a Visiting Nurse Association in your area

The Joint Commission
Toll-free number: 1-800-994-6610 (to file a complaint about an accredited organization or program)
Web site: www.jointcommission.org

    Quality Check, a guide to approved health care organizations in the United States can be found at www.qualitycheck.org or call 630-792-5800

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a)
Toll-free number: 1-800-677-1116
Web site: www.n4a.org

    Provides the Eldercare Locator, which can help you find local support services

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Toll-free number: 1-800-633-4227 (1-800-MEDICARE)
TTY: 1-877-486-2048
Web site: www.cms.hhs.gov

    The Medicare and Home Health Care booklet can be ordered by phone or read online. You can also find and compare Medicare-participating home health agencies online.

Department of Veterans Affairs
Toll-free number: 1-800-827-1000
Web site: www.va.gov

      To find VA-operated home health agencies

Internal Revenue Service
Toll-free number: 1-800-829-4933
Web site: www.irs.gov

      To find out about payroll taxes, Social Security, and other laws about employing home caregivers or domestic help on your own

* Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by the American Cancer Society.

No matter who you are, we can help. Contact us anytime, day or night, for information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.

Last Medical Review: 05/08/2013
Last Revised: 05/08/2013