Caregivers — spouses, friends, children, siblings, parents or anyone helping provide care — play an important role in a cancer patient’s journey. As a caregiver, you must take care of yourself in order to support your loved one. These Caregivers support resources can help.
Caregivers Support Café
Our chaplain provides emotional support and offers educational resources and tips for self-care. Gather with others as you learn how to slow down and take time for yourself.
For: Caregivers, families
Location: 2nd-floor waiting area, near the elevators
Registration not required. Join at any time.
Call Julie Perry, chaplain, at 434.924.9333.
Find ways to care for yourself. You can choose to meet with or without the patient you’re supporting. We have counselors, chaplains and other support staff ready to help.
Grief Support Groups
We offer a grief support group periodically for loved ones of patients who have died. For more information about the next session, contact chaplain Julie Perry at 434.924.2477 or social worker Jesse Dice at 434.982.4434.
Advance Care Planning
An advance directive form documents your healthcare planning decisions. Everyone over the age of 18 should have an advance directive. Download and print the advance directive form.
Access to Medical Records
As a caregiver, you can also request adult caregiver proxy access to another person's account by submitting an Adult Caregiver Proxy Access Form (PDF).