5 Ways to Support Caregivers of Breast Cancer Patients
Help Ease Their Stress By Doing These Gestures
While caring for someone with breast cancer can be such a fulfilling task, it’s certainly not an easy one. Caregivers play a crucial role in the patient’s care. Not only do they help with daily activities and run errands, but they also provide emotional support, which is what most patients truly need.
For women with breast cancer, having a caregiver makes everything easier in their day-to-day living. Caregivers serve as their home companions who perform chores such as cooking, cleaning, laundry, and many others. They also accompany their patients to doctor’s appointments, drive them to the hospital or some other places, do their groceries, and even help with budgeting.
Handling all these tasks every single day, plus making decisions for their patients, can be physically and mentally draining for caregivers. The work can get so overwhelming that they no longer have time to take care of themselves. Because of this, many caregivers experience a great deal of stress, which eventually affects their health.
If you know anyone who is caring for a breast cancer patient, here are some things you can do to support them:
1. Ask what you can do to help.
Perhaps, the best way to show your support is by asking the caregiver what you can do to help them. Instead of the usual “Let me know if you need me” approach, ask “What can I do to help?” That way, they’ll appreciate your sincerity and, more importantly, feel good knowing that they have a friend whom they can rely on.
2. Offer a pair of attentive ears.
Sometimes, all a caregiver needs is a person who can listen to them talk about their problems. If your friend needs to vent their frustrations, let them for as long as they want. Be sure that you respond every now and then to assure your friend that you truly care.
3. Bring them food.
Whether it’s a homemade dish or something from their favorite restaurant, dropping by at the house of your caregiver friend with a meal at hand will brighten up their day. Better yet, ask them what they’re craving for. Bringing them their favorite food will mean the world to them.
4. Volunteer to do some chores for them.
Give your caregiver friend a day to relax and unwind by offering to perform their household chores. Since they spend most of their time caring for another person, it’s time someone does the same for them. Cook their lunch, mow their lawn, walk their dog, or fetch their kids from school — anything to give them a well-deserved break.
5. Reach out.
Because caregiving can bring feelings of loneliness and sadness, reaching out to your friend can make all the difference. Text them on a busy day to simply let them know that you’re thinking of them.
Support Breast Cancer Victims with a Car Donation
If your support touches the heart of dedicated caregivers, how much more when you extend it to breast cancer patients who badly need support to stay alive?
Lending a helping hand to these patients in your community is easy. All you have to do is to hand over your old and unwanted vehicle to us at Breast Cancer Car Donations. We have a lifelong mission of supporting uninsured and underprivileged women across the country who are fighting for their lives against breast cancer.
We help fund our IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit partners by collecting donated vehicles and selling them through auctions. Our charity partners receive the proceeds from the sale of donated vehicles and use the money to sustain their delivery of comprehensive breast health services to their beneficiaries. These services include providing deserving breast cancer patients with easy access to medical facilities where they can undergo full treatment. These charities also provide breast cancer survivors with follow-up care. Other beneficiaries get to receive free breast cancer screening and prevention and education services.
Within days following the sale of your vehicle, we’ll deliver you your 100% tax-deductible sales receipt via mail. The receipt will allow you to claim the maximum tax deduction when you file your itemized federal income tax return in the next tax season.
You’ll also benefit from the free towing service that we will provide you.
The best reward you’ll get, however, is the experience of feeling the joy and satisfaction of giving something that will help save lives.
As for the types of vehicles that you can donate, check them out on this page. We accept even vehicles that are no longer in good condition.
You can make your donation from any location in the country, and we’ll be there to haul off your vehicle wherever you had it parked or stored.
If you want more information about how everything works in our quick and convenient donation process, feel free to check out our FAQs page. If you have inquiries or concerns regarding our donation process, feel free to contact us at 866-540-5069 or contact us here.
Bring Hope to Breast Cancer Sufferers Today
Your old vehicle can bring hope and relief to destitute breast cancer-stricken women in your area. Why keep an unwanted car in your garage when you can use it to save lives? Call Breast Cancer Car Donations at 866-540-5069 or fill out our online donation form now!