Caregiving for a loved one on the road to transplant is a full time job. It's emotionally and physically exhausting. Below are resources for helping navigate the challenges of caregiving at every stage of the transplant journey.
Tips for Caregivers, from Caregivers
At Transplant House we know that no one understands what it means to be the caregiver to a loved one on the transplant journey better than those who have lived that journey themselves. That’s why we collected tips from Transplant House guests over the years.
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Caregiving in Liver Transplant
Matthew Miller and Lisa Vegas host this virtual conversation about the patient and caregiver experience of organ transplantation. Organ transplant can be an amazing, life-saving gift, but the journey itself is life-threatening and life-altering. Having a serious illness can change your life not only medically, but also personally and professionally. Watch the video for a conversation with Matthew Miller and his wife, Lisa Vegas, about their journey of ups, downs, and what they wish they had understood better about the effects of liver failure. They also share about what it was like for Lisa to be a caregiver, working with the medical team, and continuing to find support throughout the roller coaster ride the healing process can be.
The transplant journey does not end with the transplant surgery; it is the beginning of a life-long process of health management and care that can be a challenge to navigate.