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Boy do I wish I had a guide of how to plan to get myself and my household more organized when we started our cancer journey.  The cancer treatment centers do a great job treating the cancer.  However, the patient spends more time at home with the caregiver than in the treatment centers. No one prepared or trained me on how to be a cancer caregiver.

The medical team put the onus on me to figure it out.  The thing is, I’d never cared for anyone who had cancer before.  They were the experts on cancer, not me. I was not given one single resource, not a link, a book recommendation, a brochure, NOTHING. I was given nothing, yet I had a lot of influence and control over Jose’s health as he battles cancer. This is mind blowing to me. While I know that this isn’t the case for everyone, our cancer center missed the mark and it greatly impacted my journey as a caregiver.

I don’t want anyone else to go through what we went through. Because of this struggle, I’ve compiled the things that I wish I knew at the beginning of Jose’s diagnosis and created a Caregiver Action Plan.

I Help You Build Your Plan!

This is all the information I would have known to gather at the beginning and a bit on how to set my entire family up to be involved and give support.  You may be the primary caregiver but you are not meant to do it all alone. I’ll show you how to build your support system so that you can maintain your health during this time.

I walk you through:

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Creating a plan for your self-care

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Key information to consolidate

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How to identify community resources

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How to build your action plan

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What to track - with trackers

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Creating an appointment booklet

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Ways to get connected for more resources

Getting Your Family Organized

Getting organized is the first step in building a successful support system. You NEED support.

This Caregiver Action Plan helps you to identify the areas you need support and how to help your friends and family step into a support role.  The thing to remember is that they want to help but they don’t know how to step into your household and do so. You have to tell them.  Creating a plan and a calendar for support will be a game changer!

Print as many pages as you need.  I built it so that most things are tracked weekly.  Weekly is manageable. Print what you need and keep everything in a binder or folder and then let the entire support team know where that binder is located.

Get started right away, simply download the Caregiver Action Plan now.

As always, this is meant to be a conversation.  We’d love to hear from you.  Tell us what this Caregiver Action Plan did to help you and your family.  We would love to share in your wins. Drop us a comment or to reach us directly, email us @ podcast@caregiversguidetocancer.com

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