Do not feel guilty about asking for someone else to help you or for leaving the person that you are caring for in respite care for a short time.
Respite care can be given at home, in a respite care centre or, in some cases, a hospital or hospice. It can range from 2–3 hours, overnight, or even for a few days.
You may want to hold a family meeting to discuss how everyone can help. Tasks that can be done by or shared with others include:
Set boundaries about what you can manage and when you need extra help:
Find out more information about NETs, and support for NETs carers by contacting a patient support group in your country.
Read practical tips from others to help make your life with NETs easier
Patient support groups for NETs can often provide social and emotional support
Learn about carcinoid tumours, GI-NETs, pancreatic NETs and lung NETs, and the symptoms of NETs