For any type of successful rehabilitation at home after surgery, illness or any other debilitating condition, providing the highest levels of professional health care (by getting a nurse at home) and other support services is a given. This is especially applicable to people recovering or being treated for cancer. Being cared for at home means a cancer patient person has to spend less time in hospital. It also provides relief to the caregivers at home.
Home health care is a very convenient and appropriate option for patients who are actively receiving treatment or rehabilitation services after being diagnosed with cancer. Generally, such individuals don’t just need clinical help, they also require help with daily tasks, such as bathing, cooking, cleaning, feeding and so forth. People in advanced stages of cancer can even receive hospice and palliative care at home.
Family caregivers are terrified and anxious of not being able to do the right thing for their loved one without compromising the treatment or hurting the patient. This is where we, at IHHC, come in. We can provide a variety of highly qualified professionals including doctors, nurses, aides, nursing attendants, companions, physiotherapists – and other home care specialists.
As it is, coming to terms with a severe condition like cancer is one of the toughest things an individual can possibly face in life. People affected by cancer will most often need day-to-day support – in the form of medical support, nurse care at home, elderly care (if the patient is a senior) home help, home nursing services or personal care. Cancer patients endure a lot of pain and suffering during and after treatment. The stress and anxiety they undergo can be relieved considerably when the patient is given the option of receiving home health care services.
On the other hand, family caregivers face a considerable amount of stress and tension when caring for their loved ones. Studies have shown that there is a high incidence of depression amongst family members as they go through a significant amount of trauma, as well. In most of these cases.
Professional, competent and organized home health care services can add immense value to these patients in helping them be safe and comfortable in the convenience of their homes. These services are provided through a team of physicians, registered nurses, therapists and medical caretakers.
Some of the ways IHHC’s home health care can help cancer patients include:
Administering pain medication or antibiotics
Administering (simple) chemotherapy
Assistance with daily living activities
- Sample collection of blood, stool, urine, etc
Rehabilitation after treatment
Medical Equipment Rentals
Delivery of medicines
Assistance with meals
Palliative care for the terminally ill
The objective of our home health care services for this group of patients include improving quality of life for the patients during the end stage by providing services through a multidisciplinary team of health care professionals. The focus is on reducing the patient’s symptoms, which can be physical, emotional, spiritual or social in nature. The primary goals of hospice and palliative care are to provide comfort, relieve physical, emotional, and spiritual suffering, and promote the dignity of terminally ill persons.
We achieve these objectives through:
Pain and symptom management of end stage disease process
- Psychological, spiritual, and culturally sensitive care of patients and their families
- Providing qualified and trained staff who offer sensitive care and pain relief to patients in the final stages of life
Protecting patients from unnecessary, painful therapies
Maximizing meaningful time patients can spend with family and loved ones