19 Oct Why Hiring a Professional Caregiver During Cancer Treatment May be Easier than You Think
Dealing with a cancer diagnosis and treatment is hard for both a diagnosed loved one and the whole family. Managing cancer treatment schedules, doctor’s visits and the medication regimen is hard enough – there are still jobs, family activities, household chores, meal prep and more. It’s normal for families to feel overwhelmed. Bringing in an outside professional caregiver can help not only diagnosed family members, it can help relieve some of the stress for the entire household – freeing you up to support your loved one instead of worrying about laundry.
While hiring a professional caregiver for in-home care during cancer treatment may seem a far-fetched dream – it’s actually easier than most people think.
What is unique about in-home professional caregiver services?
When most people hear the term “professional caregiver,” they immediately conjure up images of upscale private nursing. And while some caregiving agency may offer private nursing as one of their service lines, professional caregivers can handle anything from transportation to and from appointments, retrieving medications from the pharmacist, light housework, meal prep, companionship and so much more.
How Can a Professional In-Home Caregiver Help Families Dealing with Cancer Treatments?
Cancer treatment can mean spending a significant amount of time driving to and from treatment sessions, depending on the kind of cancer and treatment regimen. Radiation therapy, for example, is typically administered five days per week for four to seven weeks. Hiring a caregiver can mean you don’t have to take time out of your day to get or give a ride. Caregivers can also pick up and deliver medications, run errands, and even take the diagnosed family member to social engagements.
The importance of a balanced diet in cancer treatment and recovery cannot be overstated. By preparing meals, caregivers can make sure your loved one is getting the nutritious meals they need. Caregivers can assist you with grocery shopping and other errands, based on your specific needs. Depending on your preference, some offer to either go together or on your behalf.
There are a variety of ways home care assistance can help families with household duties. From washing dishes, changing bed linens, doing laundry, folding and/or storing clothes, watering plants, dusting surfaces, tidying the washroom after use, and clearing out clutter, they can also vacuum and sweep main walkways. Some will even organize your shelves and cabinets.
Hiring a Professional In-Home Caregiver During Cancer Treatment is as easy as 1-2-3
We’ve been in your shoes and we know how it feels. Both of our company’s co-founders have had personal experiences with their families that required the assistance of professional caregivers. We know the value that a professional home care company can bring to a family in need.
Our unique and comprehensive assessments identify key risk areas specific to your loved one’s needs. Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach, we’re able to develop plans that reduce risk and enhance the quality of life for each client we serve. Using the most advanced home care practices developed with support from our research partners, we have drastically improved the way we deliver home care services.
We are proud to take home care to the next level by not focusing solely on scheduling, billing, and compliance. Instead, our care model focuses most pressingly on achieving positive health outcomes to ensure that we’re doing everything we can to meet the true needs of our clients. Our proactive full-team engagement and home office support doesn’t stop once your professional caregiver starts.
We’re here to walk you through every step of the process:
We’ve cared for thousands of families, including our own, and know that it can be overwhelming to care for a loved one. Let our team of experts make it easier for you. We’re here to walk you through every step of the process:
- Assess: A dedicated home care expert will conduct a free, thorough in-person interview in your loved one’s home in order to better understand their needs.
- Match: We will consult with you to ensure we match you with the Professional Caregiver you feel most comfortable with and who meets your needs and schedule.
- Care & Support: Your dedicated Professional Caregiver will follow a personalized care plan, all managed by a Nurse and a Care Coordinator who will provide free home visits and be available to you 24/7.
The professional caregivers at Family Tree In-Home Care can assist you through these tough times. Hiring a professional caregiver is as easy as contacting us today for your free consultation ▶ Let us design a customized care plan for you and your family.