Caring for someone with advanced cancer is a big undertaking and depending on your needs, many of the jobs involved may be new to your caregiver.
Community nurses can often come to your home and teach carers how to carry out many of the tasks. They may for example help organise medications, demonstrate how to change dressings or give advice on aids. Your doctor or local hospital should have details about services available in your area, or ask at your nearest community health centre.
Life, Hope & Reality was developed and written by Afaf Girgis, Claire Johnson, and Sylvie Lambert with funding from the NHMRC and Cancer Council NSW.Last updated 30 August 2015