Our goal is to provide superior caregiving services to these individuals, make them comfortable, and provide their family members with greater peace of mind. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, and the treatments required can cause a lot of pain and other ramifications. Our caregivers can assist cancer patients through this difficult process.
Cancer Caregivers Ease Day-to-Day Activities
When a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, the implications are severe. This is true in the overall picture, as well as on a day-to-day scale. Through our cancer recovery and support services, we take as much of the burden off the shoulders of families as possible.
Cancer treatments can have extremely negative side effects, and cancer patients can find themselves in need of medical services out the blue. It pays to have somebody present and available at all times, but this is impractical for many families due to jobs and other obligations. This is where we can help.
Cancer Support and In-Home Care During Treatment and Recovery
Our caregivers are specifically trained to help cancer patients in need. These scenarios are extremely difficult for the suffering individual and their family members, which is why we shoulder as much of the burden as we can.
We begin by forming relationships to establish trust, which extends to companionship and greater overall care. From here, we assist with whatever the affected individual needs help with. This includes moral support and physical caregiving during treatments and the recovery process. Typical treatments include:
After these treatments, side effects such as nausea, pain, anemia, and infections are all possible. We are prepared for this and will assist as necessary. We also help with general tasks that must be completed throughout the day. Cancer can be crippling, which makes it extremely difficult, or impossible, for cancer patients to take care of themselves.
Range of Services Available
Our caregivers talk with patients and their family members to determine what kinds of non-medical home health care services are required, and then provide them as needed. We can assist with a combination of the following and more:
- Care management (e.g. scheduling doctor’s appointments, picking up medications, ensuring that medications are taken as required, etc.)
- Transportation services to and from the doctor’s office
- Post-treatment care
- Light housekeeping services
- Meal preparation services
- Personal hygiene (e.g. bathing, using the restroom, grooming, etc.)
- Changing clothes
- Getting ready in the morning and at night
Round-the-Clock or As-You-Need-It Cancer Home Care Assistance
If you are the one taking care full-time of a loved one diagnosed with cancer and need a break every now and then, looking for a 24/7 care service because you must work or need someone overnight Assisting Hands Home Care can help you.
We employ male and female caregivers that can be placed within 24 hours. They are trained to anticipate every need of a cancer patient and know what to do. Some of them speak multiple languages so if you or a loved one is not a native English speaker we could still communicate with them. Letting a stranger in your house is scary. That’s why at our agency all caretakers undergo extensive background check for your peace of mind. They are also bonded and insured.
We currently help families in the greater Schaumburg, IL area and the following suburbs and look forward to assisting you soon:
- Elk Grove Village
- Rolling Meadows
- Des Plaines
- Hoffman Estates
To request a free consultation regarding our cancer care services in Schaumburg, IL, contact Assisting Hands Home Care at (847) 448-0844.