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Topics Covered

  • Role of Caregivers in Care Coordination for People Living with Cancer & Other Health Problems
  • Tips for Communicating with the Health Care Team about Care Coordination
  • What Research Tells Us about Caregivers, including Long Distance Caregivers
  • Coordinating Your Loved One’s Care & Follow-Up Appointments
  • Discussion of Adherence – Taking Your Pills on Schedule
  • Planning Ahead with Your Pharmacist – Lead Time in Refilling Prescriptions & Planning for Visitors, Weekends, Special Occasions, Travel & Holidays
  • Accessing Resources for the Cost of Care, including Homecare
  • Finding the Practical Help You Need: Co-Pay Foundations and Federal, State & Local Programs
  • Legal Advocacy Tips for Caregivers
  • Learning How to Appeal Insurance, Medicare, Medicaid & Provider Denials
  • Other Resources: VA Benefits & FMLA
  • Tips on Choosing Community & Medical Resources to Improve Your Quality-of-Life
  • Time Saving Self-Care & Advocacy Tips for Caregivers
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Stewart B. Fleishman, MD

Former Founding Director, Cancer Support Services, Continuum Cancer Centers of New York, Author, Researcher in Oncology

Erin E. Kent, PhD, MS

Associate Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC), Department of Health Policy and Management, Gillings School of Public Health, Full Member, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

Domna Antoniadis, Esq.

Staff Attorney, LegalHealth, New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)

Georgie Cusack, MS, RN, AOCNS

Director of Education and Patient Safety, Office of the Clinical Director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Adjunct Nurse Leader, Nursing Research and Translational Science, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health

Victoria Puzo, MSW

Online Support Group Program Manager, CancerCare

Brochure

You can download the brochure for this workshop(pdf)(90.6 KB)

Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on April 22, 2020.

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The information presented in this workshop is provided for your general information only. It is not intended as medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are aware of your specific situation. We encourage you to take information and questions back to your individual health care provider as a way of creating a dialogue and partnership about your cancer and your treatment.

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