CAREGIVING INFORMATION & HELPLINES
National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) 1-800-896-3650
Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) 1-800-445-8106
Services for Family Caregivers – lots of hotlines!
Alzheirmer’s Foundation of America 1-866-232-8484
Alzheimer’s Association 1-800-272-3900
Cancer Care 1-800-813-HOPE [1-800-813-4673]
American Diabetes Association 1-800-DIABETES [1-800-342-2383]
Easter Seals 1-800-221-6827
Kidney Helpline: NKF Cares 1-855-653-2273
Lung Helpline 1-800-LUNGUSA [1-800-586-4872]
Mended Hearts 1-888-HEARTS99 [1-888-432-7899]
American Heart Association 1-877-AHA-4-CPR [1-877-242-4277]
Stroke Family Warmline: information & support 1-888-4-STROKE [1-888-478-7653]
ElderCare Locator (report elder abuse) 1-800-677-1116
Children of Aging Parents 1-800-227-7294
Hospice Foundation of America 1-800-854-3402
National Hospice & Palliative Care 1-800-658-8898 1-877-658-8896 (multi-language)
Breast Care Helpline
If you or a loved one needs information about breast health or breast cancer, call Komen Breast Cancer helpline to speak with a trained specialist or oncology social worker at 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636) or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Domestic Violence Support
NYC 24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-621-HOPE
Depression during or after pregnancy is very common - you are not alone. At least one in every ten women suffers from it. It can be treated and there is help and resources available at all stages of pregnancy.
If you think you, a friend or a family member is experiencing signs of maternal depression, help is readily available.
Call 1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355).
WHAT IS PTSD?
PTSD stands for post-traumatic stress disorder and can cause upsetting and unwanted physical and emotional reactions in people who have experienced a frightening or unexpected event. Combat veterans and first responders are at high risk for developing PTSD; although, people from all walks of life could develop a post-traumatic response which could interfere with daily functioningHumans generally experience events in three stages.
Sometimes we experience something so horrific or stressful that our brains can’t make sense of what has happened to us. Because we are unable to move through the second stage of processing, our brain can return us to the exact same emotional and physical state as when the traumatic event occurred, especially when triggered. Factors that make developing PTSD more likely inherited mental health risks, personality factors, and biological factors.The symptoms of PTSD vary drastically from person to person. They can emerge soon after the traumatic event or years later. PTSD sufferers may try to hide their symptoms from close friends and family. They may not even share that they’ve suffered a traumatic event.This guide will help PTSD patients and their families understand the disorder and what can be done to manage it.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline, has highly trained expert advocates that are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone in the United States who is experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.The Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to empower victims and survivors to find safety and live free of abuse. We also provide support to friends and family members who are concerned about a loved one.
Resources and help can be found by calling 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). Individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearingmay use TTY 1-800-787-3224.
According to the American Cancer Society, when breast cancer is detected early, and is in the localized stage, the 5-year relative survival rate is 99%. Early detection includes doing monthly breast self-exams, and scheduling regular clinical breast exams and mammograms.
Symptoms and Signs
Have You Noticed Changes In Your Breasts Recently?
Many breast cancer symptoms are invisible and not noticeable without a professional screening, but some symptoms can be caught early just by being proactive about your breast health. Keep your breast health in check with the Know the Symptoms guide today.
Even though the majority of mesothelioma patients are men who were exposed to asbestos on the job, an increasing number of women are facing this diagnosis as well. Currently, one-quarter — 25 percent — of those fighting asbestos cancer are women, according to Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER), a database that has tracked mesothelioma cases since 1975.
Women and Direct Asbestos ExposureThere are various reasons for the increase. According to an updated U.S. Census Bureau report released in 2017, one-third of women are working in manufacturing, a job that is considered ‘high risk’ for exposure to asbestos. There are also more female police officers, paramedics, and firefighters who respond to disasters. Many of these first responders encounter asbestos fibers from insulation in old buildings.Asbestos is no longer widely used for construction projects here in the United States, but it’s still a common insulation material in buildings overseas, especially in the Middle East. Female members of the military who are stationed in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other war-torn areas could be exposed to many toxic substances, including asbestos. There is some concern within the medical community that’s today’s asbestos exposure could plague tomorrow’s veterans.
MesotheliomaGuide - Restoring Hope for Mesothelioma Patients
Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive cancer that develops on the protective lining around the lungs, abdomen, and heart. It is caused by exposure to asbestos and can take between 20 and 50 years to develop.
Call us today at 1(888).385.2024
Exposure to asbestos is most common at the workplace but is also common in the military and even in the home. Being exposed to asbestos can lead to asbestos-related diseases including pleural plaques, asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. Occupational exposure is the No. 1 cause of asbestos disease.
1 (855) 619-6634
Lung Cancer Center is here to provide the information and resources you need to understand the diagnosis. Are you a patient, loved one, caregiver, or even just a student? Learn more about what a lung cancer diagnosis is and the best way to fight it medically and legally.
Mesothelioma Cancer Support
The Mesothelioma Cancer Network at Asbestos.net is proud to support mesothelioma patients and their families with information and resources on top treatments, specialists, cancer centers, financial options, and more.
Symptoms, Diagnosis and Monitoring of Prediabetes https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/diabetes/symptoms-diagnosis--monitoring-of-diabetes/symptoms-diagnosis-and-monitoring-of-prediabetes
The Ultimate Guide to Preventing, Managing, Treating, and Thriving With the Disease https://www.everydayhealth.com/type-2-diabetes/guide/
How to Use Diabetes Test Strips https://www.webmd.com/diabetes/diabetes-test-strips#1
National Programs for Diabetes Education, Management and Financial Help https://www.medicareadvantage.com/resources/diabetes-guide
Locate a Diabetes Education Program in Your Area https://www.diabeteseducator.org/living-with-diabetes/find-an-education-program
Smartphone Apps for Diabetes Management http://www.diabetesforecast.org/2017/mar-apr/diabetes-applications.html
Healthy Supermarket Shopping Guide for People with Diabetes http://www.diabetescare.net/article/title/healthy-supermarket-shopping-guide-for-people-with-diabetes
The Best 7-Day Diabetes Meal Plan http://www.eatingwell.com/article/290459/the-best-7-day-diabetes-meal-plan/
Ideas to Keep Everyone in Your Home Happy, Healthy, and Well-Fed https://www.homeadvisor.com/r/feeding-your-family-vegetarians-and-meat-eaters/
15 Best Snack Foods for Diabetics https://www.thedailymeal.com/cook/15-best-snack-foods-diabetics it.
Tips for Eating Out With Diabetes https://www.verywellhealth.com/eating-out-with-diabetes-1087119
The Healthiest Walking Workout For Diabetics https://www.prevention.com/fitness/a20477045/healthiest-walking-workout-for-diabetics/
The Complete Guide to Strength Training with Diabetes (Includes a Training Plan) https://diabeticmuscleandfitness.com/the-guide-to-diabetes-and-strength-training/