Caregivers and Families
Caregivers can be spouses, family members, friends, or even a close neighbor. As a caregiver, you are an integral part of the team.
Moffitt is based on the core concept of Patient and Family-Centered Care which in short is a partnership between you, the patient and the medical treatment team. As part of the team, you will help coordinate the patient’s care. That said, you must also make sure you are taking care of yourself.
Caregiving can be exhausting and emotional. Many caregivers often find themselves putting the well-being of the patient before his or her own.
At Moffitt, we offer many services, support groups and other specialty programs for those who are taking care of a loved one with cancer. Learn more about these services below.
Need to unwind between appointments? The Patient Library & Welcome Center is a hub for healthcare information, support and hospitality.
Connect with Moffitt experts virtually and learn helpful information on caregiver tips, nutrition, stress management, clinical trials, managing treatment side effects and more.
Wondering about genetic testing for your loved one? We offer comprehensive genetic risk assessment services through genetic counseling. A patient can meet with one of our board-certified genetic counselors who can provide an assessment for inherited cancer risk in the patient and their family.
Our patient and family orientation sessions serve as a useful guide on how to partner with your care team, connect with supportive programs/services and find your way around Moffitt. In person and virtual sessions are available and you do not need to be a new patient to attend. Sign up to attend a session.
We are also committed to providing health education to our community. If you would like more information, visit our Community Outreach, Engagement, and Equity section.