There are over 100 different types of cancer affecting the breast, skin, pancreas, liver, and other vital organs. Treatment may be short, such as surgery; or long-term, such as chemotherapy and radiation taking place over several months.
Cancer treatment often leaves patients with fatigue, lack of appetite, trouble sleeping, pain, and depression. Many times the emotional and psychological aspects of cancer go unnoticed. The immediate needs of doctor's visits, hospitalizations, surgery, and chemo/radiation get addressed, but the family's emotional well-being needs attention too.
A professional caregiver from a state licensed home care agency can take-on many of the day-to-day homemaker chores and provide family support where needed. Handing-off the cooking, driving, housekeeping, and laundry duties allow the patient and their family members to spend quality time together.
Professional caregivers are also trained to assist with personal care like bathing, dressing, toileting, ambulating, and eating. They can also take the patient to doctor's visits, chemotherapy treatments, or for a drive in the car to get out of the house.
Cancer patients often feel more comfortable and secure getting home care because they are not separated from family, friends, and familiar surroundings. Home care can help patients remain relaxed, eat familiar food, and have more peace and quiet than a hospital or rehabilitation center. It is also a place to recover away from germs and infectious bacteria that can be found in public places.
With so many home care agencies and services available, it is sometimes difficult to decide which to use. A good place to start is by calling a few licensed agencies approved by the Colorado Department of Health and Environment. These home care agencies are audited by registered nurses who insure they meet the state's high standards.
Abby Senior Care received one of the first licenses granted by the State of Colorado.
We proudly serve the people of Denver and the six surrounding counties. We work closely with medical home health care agencies and hospice organizations to coordinate care and support services at home. Please give us a call to find-out how Abby Senior Care can help you or a loved one during cancer recovery, 303-699-8840.