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Survival Tips for Family Caregivers
PREPARED PATIENT ARTICLE
If a family member or friend has a serious medical illness or procedure, you may be called on to provide care after your loved one leaves the hospital, emergency room or doctor’s office. Assisting with their health care needs frequently falls on untrained family members or friends.

Long-Term Care and Long-Term Care Insurance
PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Plan for Your End-of-Life Care
Learn about long-term care and whether you need long-term care insurance.

Choosing a Nursing Home
PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Plan for Your End-of-Life Care
Choosing a nursing home for a family member can be a challenging and exhausting process.

Finding Treatment Information
PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Make Good Treatment Decisions
Want to find out more about the treatments your doctors suggest? Here are some resources for doing your research and comparing your options.

Handling Treatment Side Effects
PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Participate in Your Treatment
Sometimes treatment can produce troubling side effects. Here’s how to recognize them and what to do if you have them.

Should I Get a Second Opinion?
PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Make Good Treatment Decisions
Different doctors can suggest different diagnoses or ways to treat your illness. Here’s how to decide whether you should get a second opinion.

Participate in Your Treatment
PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Participate in Your Treatment
Better health is more likely when we agree on a plan of action with our doctor and follow it.

Make Good Treatment Decisions
PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Make Good Treatment Decisions
We must understand what our treatment choices are and their risks and benefits.