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).
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.
There 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.
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
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.
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.
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
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/