Caregiving -It Isn’t Easy

Becoming a full time 24/7 caregiver for someone with any chronic illness, including advanced prostate cancer is overwhelming.  Most caregivers find that they  stop their own personal activities, including those that give them personal pleasure.   Caregiving means subverting personal needs in favor of the needs of the patient. This situation often leads to the [...]

Caregivers of People Treated By the VA Can Qualify for Benefits

In July the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) sent out the first stipend payments to nearly 100 family caregivers of veterans, including men with prostate cancer. To qualify for the benefits the caregivers first had to complete a training program, “Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers”. Qualified family caregivers receive an average $1,600 in monthly stipend [...]