Caregiver Resources

By: Michelle Snow, Librarian, Patient and Survivorship Education, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Caring for a person who is ill can be overwhelming. The caregiving role is a big responsibility and it is also very important. Caring for a loved one, family, or friend can be physically and emotionally draining and may be a little overwhelming. Caregiving responsibilities can be challenging and you may need support and preparation for your role. Below are some resources that may help you through your caregiving journey.


Caregiving resources available for a 3 week loan from the Princess Margaret Patient and Family Library:

  • Caregiver's Guide for Canadians By: Rick Lauber
  • Caring for Aging Parents By: Dr. Lina Rhodes
  • Complete Guide to Family Caregiving By: American Cancer Society
  • Cancer Caregiving A To Z By: American Cancer Society 
  • 100 Questions & Answers About Caring for Family or Friends with Cancer By: Susannah Rose

UHN Brochures

Ask library staff for a free copy or visit Princess Margaret Cancer Answers to view them online.

  • Managing Caregiver Stress
  • When a Parent Has Cancer
  • Coping with Cancer Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care: Helping Patients and Families
  • Activities to Help Children Cope When a Family Member Has Cancer
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Homemaking and Nursing Services
  • Where to Find Home Healthcare Equipment and Supplies
  • How to Register for Wheel Trans
  • Driving Services  


CareZone is a secure, private place to manage and share information associated with caring for a child, parent, other family members or friends. Save important information, such as emergency contacts and medications, and invite extended family to keep everyone coordinated. Ask about it at the library.