Eileen Saffran, Caring.com Expert


Eileen Saffran is executive director of the Gathering Place, a community-based cancer support center in Cleveland, Ohio.


Recently Published on Caring.com

How can I get my parent's doctor to explain his cancer treatment in a way I can understand? — May 04, 2008
It's almost impossible to process or retain the complicated information your parent's doctor is sharing with you without writing it down to review later. Bring paper and pe...
Why does my father keep refusing to take his medicine, and how can I get him to take it? — Jan 16, 2008
Getting a parent to take medication is one of those common practical matters that drives caregivers crazy. It's tough to solve, but I've seen a few things work. First, it's...
How can I stop feeling resentful that my parent with cancer has become so self-involved? — Jan 14, 2008
Feelings of anger and resentment are perfectly natural. This is one of the things I hear most often from caregivers, and the first thing I always say is, "It's OK that...