Hematology and BMT Resource Guide:
Care-Giving, Meals and Transportation Resources

Care-Giving Support

Caring Bridge
Helps patients build websites to stay connected with friends and family.

Cleaning for a Reason
Free maid services for women with cancer.
Phone: (877) 337-3348

In Home Supportive Services
Assistance with meal preparation, house cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping and personal care for seniors and disabled individuals with Medi-Cal. Contact your social worker for a referral.

Institute on Aging
Offers a variety of programs and care-giving referrals for seniors.
Phone: 877-750-4111

Family Caregiver Alliance
Fact sheets, workshops, care referrals and support group for those caring for someone over 60 in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco or San Mateo County.
Phone: (415) 434-3388

Lotsa Helping Hands
Free web-based community for organizing care assistance from friends and family.

The National Alliance for Caregiving
Offers information about care giving.
Phone: (301) 718-8444

National Family Caregivers Association
Information and referrals for care-givers.
Phone: (800) 896-3650


Fertile Hope
Phone: (866) 965-7205

Resolve: The National Infertility Association
Phone: (703) 556-7172

Nutrition and Meals Assistance

Meals on Wheels
Home-delivered meals for seniors. Not recommended within six months of transplant.
Phone: (800) 677-1116

Project Open Hand
Home-delivered meals for home-bound, critically ill individuals. Not recommended within six months of transplant.
Phone: (800) 551-6325

Safeway Home Grocery Delivery

UCSF Nutrition Counseling and Workshops
Free dietary consultation, classes and workshops.
Appointments: (415) 353-2421


Air Compassion America
Air ambulance and medical assistance.
Phone: (866) 270-9198

Angel Flight West
Free flights from volunteer pilots.
Phone: 888-4AN-ANGEL

Corporate Angel Network
Free flights for cancer patients in corporate jets.
Phone: (866) 328-1313

National Patient Transport Helpline
Travel for ambulatory patients.
Phone: (800) 296-1217

Paratransit: Transportation services for elderly and disabled individuals who cannot use public transit.

Special Programs

Palliative Care

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Reviewed by health care specialists at UCSF Medical Center.

This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or health care provider. We encourage you to discuss with your doctor any questions or concerns you may have.