Cancer is a generic term for a large group of diseases that can affect any part of the body. Other terms used are malignant tumors and neoplasm.
Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide. In 2008, 7.6 million people died of cancer – 13% of all deaths worldwide (WHO)
One defining feature of cancer is the rapid creation of abnormal cells that grow beyond their usual boundaries, and which can then invade other parts of the body and spread to other organs (a process called Metastasis).
Many patients feel more comfortable and secure to stay and receive the care at home; so they will not be separated from family, friends, and familiar surroundings.
Home care service can help patients achieve this desire, even if their disease is recently diagnosed, or if patient is on recovery after treatment.
You can consider home care service, and schedule weekly or daily short visit, or plan for shift care or 24/7 nursing care.
Home Care Service for cancer patients include
- Personal care, education, reassurance and support.
- Medication administration.
- Intravenous therapy
- Physical needs: bathing, dressing, feeding, turning, repositioning
- Emotional needs: companionship and support.
- Pain management
- 24/7 holistic nursing care supervision and companionship.
- Blood sampling for investigation.