Caregiving can be a full-time occupation, even if the caregiver already has a full-time job. Despite competing demands, many cancer caregivers find that paid employment provides opportunities to connect with colleagues and friends, focus on something other than cancer caregiving and get involved in interesting and challenging projects. What’s more, employment income can be important to help them meet their financial obligations.
As a health professional, checking in on the caregiver when you see them at appointments could be key. They are often left behind and do not have anyone checking on their health. Try to assess how they are doing with balancing life in general. Work can be an area that can cause great stress due to financial burden as well as trying to maintain their job while caring.
We have created several sections with key resources that could provide help to the caregiver if you see a need. Please take a moment to review other sections for possible recourses.