Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. Nearly 40% of all men and women are diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lifetime.
Lifestyle plays an important part in cancer diagnosis. While some cancers are unavoidable, many others can be avoided by eliminating the use of all tobacco products, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, using sunscreen or other protection from the sun, and semi-regular screening tests. Cancers that can and should be tested for regularly are: colon cancer, lung cancer, cervical cancer and testicular cancer.
Services Provided by Our Cancer Care Aides
The type of home care needed by cancer patients varies widely depending on the type and severity of the cancer. The purpose of home care is to manage the side effects of cancer or cancer treatments like chemotherapy and to create a comfortable, stress-free environment within the patient’s home.
Our aides are trained to perform care giving duties unique to any type of cancer or treatment plan. The level and amount of service can be adjusted as needed during the time of treatment and once your loved one is cancer-free.
Regardless of the type or severity of cancer, our aides can assist your loved one with many daily activities, including help with:
- Getting in and out of bed
- Personal grooming
- Bath set up or bathing
- Medication reminders
- Housekeeping and laundry/ironing
- Shopping or running errands
- Escort to doctor or other appointments
Other services that can be provided include:
- Healthy meal planning and meal preparation
- Managing side effects
- Helping to assess treatment effectiveness
- Reporting problems to family members
Our aides cannot provide wound care.