Seniors Benefit From In-Home Cancer Care
In-home cancer care allows seniors to spend significantly less time in the hospital and more time in the comfort of their own home. A diagnosis of cancer most often means frequent visits to doctors and cancer clinics for treatments. It can also mean that seniors need additional support to maintain independent living. Cancer treatments are often tiring and uncomfortable. Once independent and able seniors may find that they require support and assistance with personal care, home care, meal preparation, and medication management.
Our cancer care for seniors services can offer a solution to these and other concerns while providing family caregivers with the opportunity to rest and relieve some of the stress they may be feeling.
Transportation and Support For Medical Appointments
Part of cancer care for seniors in Peterborough includes providing transportation to and from medical appointments and treatments. Frequent visits to a health care provider can be difficult to manage for family caregivers who are working outside of the home. Having a Comfort Keeper caregiver accompany your senior loved one to medical appointments not only relieves the stress of making changes in your schedule, but it also means our senior clients have a reliable companion with them before, during, and after medical appointments and treatments.
Respite Care As Part Of Cancer Care For Seniors
Serving as the sole caregiver (or as part of a team of family caregivers) for a loved one can be a rewarding experience. It can also be a stressful and demanding responsibility, especially when it is in addition to raising children or working a full-time job. Part of our cancer care for seniors services includes offering respite care. Respite care provides family caregivers with the important opportunity to rest and refresh themselves when needed. Knowing that a professional and compassionate caregiver from the Comfort Keepers team is there tending to the needs of your loved one allows you to temporarily step away knowing they are in good hands.
Companionship And Comfort For Seniors With Cancer
Living with cancer can be physically and emotionally demanding for seniors. In the absence of a family caregiver or partner, many seniors benefit from having the companionship of an in-home caregiver. Comfort Keepers staff are available to spend time with your senior loved one while ensuring they have the hands-on help they need to maintain their home, keep their spirits elevated, and remain safe and cared for. This can include, but is not limited to:
- Light household maintenance duties
- Meal preparation
- Personal care such as dressing, bathing and grooming
- Engaging in hobbies, activities, and other pastimes that bring daily doses of joy
Find out more about our in-home elderly companionship services and how they can be part of your cancer care plan HERE.
Manage Medications With Karie
Managing the various medications and supplements that are part of cancer treatment and recovery can be a source of stress for seniors and their family caregivers. The Karie medication management system helps to keep things organized. With home delivery of medications, automatic refills, and automated audiovisual reminders our senior clients are more likely to receive the correct medications at the prescribed times. The Karie system can be used independently by our senior clients themselves or with the help of caregivers.
Contact Comfort Keepers Peterborough For More Information About Cancer Care For Seniors In Peterborough
In-home cancer care for seniors in Peterborough can be tailored to include whatever supports our senior clients and their families want and need. If a senior in your family is living with cancer, know that you are not alone in providing them with the care and support they need. Contact Comfort Keepers Peterborough today to learn more about how we can help. Call 705-243-4042 or fill out our online contact form by clicking the link below.