Northeast Florida Cancer Resource Guide

Caregiver Resources

Memory trip for children with an ill parent

Memories of Love, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, fulfills its mission: to create joyful memories for children whose parents have a life-threatening illness by giving families the opportunity to create lasting and loving memories together at a time they need it most. We provide 5 night/ 6 days accommodations in Orlando, theme park tickets and $100 spending money.
Languages Spoken: English
Contact:
Helen Werking
hwerking@memoriesoflove.org
904‑596‑2789
4932 Sunbeam Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32257

Visit Jacksonville

Consider Visit Jacksonville your local expert for local accommodations, dining, things to do and additional resources during your treatment.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese
Contact:
904‑798‑9111
208 N. Laura Street, Suite 102
Jacksonville, FL 32202

For Caregivers

CaringBridge.org

Free, personalized websites that keep family and friends connected during a serious health event. Contact:
651‑789‑2300

Family Caregiver Alliance

Provides a variety of free online resources for family caregivers. Contact:
info@caregiver.org
1‑800‑445‑8106

Hospice Foundation of America

The Caregiving Resource page of their website offers practical tools, reading suggestions, and tips on caregiving for persons near the end of life. Most of this information is useful under other caregiving situations. Contact:
800‑854­‑3402

National Association for Home Care & Hospice

Offers educational materials and information on agencies, hospices, home care aide organizations and medical equipment suppliers. Contact:
202‑547‑7424

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a)

Advocates services and resources for older adults and persons with disabilities. Members of n4a have the opportunity to obtain a national voice, be informed and prepared on aging issues and gain recognition. Contact:
202‑872‑0888

National Cancer Institute: Caregivers, Family & Friends

Information to help caregivers cope while caring for a loved one with cancer, and also features resources that help individuals with cancer cope with the illness. Contact:
1‑800‑4‑CANCER

National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA)

NFCA educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age. Contact:
800­‑896­‑3650

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Their Caring Connections website provides free resources, and information about end-­of-­life issues such as advance care planning, caregiving, hospice and palliative care and grief. Contact:
800­-658-­8898
www.caringinfo@nhpco.org
Multilingual Line: 877‑­658‑­8896

Home Health Agencies

Arcadia Home Care & Staffing

Home Care is an extremely effective alternative to facility based care because it can reduce the stress and anxiety often experienced when an individual is placed in unfamiliar surroundings. Not only does this care allow the individual to receive nurturing assistance in the sanctity of their own home, but it also maintains a level of independence while avoiding institutionalization. The plan of care is custom designed to meet the particular needs of the individual and can be scaled up or down as the person's condition changes. Caregivers are carefully selected to meet those specific needs and are dedicated to assisting the consumer improve their quality of life.

Call Arcadia Home Care today to schedule a free consultation and learn our solution to your home care needs
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Russian
Contact:
Ellen Bissett-Kemper
ebk47arcadia@aol.com
(904) 731‑1183
2870 University Blvd W, Ste 104, Jacksonville FL 32217

ComForcare Home Health Care

Caregivers provide respite to family members. Light housekeeping, medication reminder, meal prep, errands, transportation. Companionship-someone to be there to help with care.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, French
Contact:
Anita Leverett
aleverett@comforcarejax.com
904‑232‑4407
7400 Baymeadows Way Suite 320
Jacksonville, Fl 32256