Disease-Specific Resources for Caregiver Support
This local resource provides patient-centered care that focuses on support services to all cancer patients and their loved ones. This includes help for all family members and other loved ones who provide care and support for the person living with cancer.
Emotional support services for patients and their families focus on the unique needs of:
- Family caregivers
- Children and teens
- Communication within the family
American Cancer Society Complete Guide to Family Caregiving: The Essential Guide to Cancer Caregiving at home.
Offers free professional support services, including telephone counseling, online support groups and educational materials to individuals with cancer and their caregivers.
Cancer Support Community
Provides support for those living with cancer and their loved ones. Offers online support groups led by professionals.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease)
ALS Association, Iowa Chapter
Provides local care services to help patients and families living with ALS. The ALS Association has an equipment loan program, monthly support groups and multidisciplinary ALS Clinics.
Muscular Dystrophy Association
Provides an ALS Clinic, support groups, equipment loan program, online community, financial assistance for equipment repairs and tips for family caregivers.
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Provides educational materials and an online social network to answer questions and provide resources for caregivers.