Becoming a specialised caregiver in certain illnesses results in you needing to increase your knowledge not only around the illness but also on ways in which you can be efficient in your job. Caregivers become extended family members as they are involved in the day to day activities of loved ones who need additional support. If you’re looking for someone to assist you for a family member who is suffering from cancer, here are some things you should know.
A Caregiver Can Assist with Just About Anything
Having to deal with cancer can be quite daunting, with having to make new decisions and choices daily due to your new condition, this can become overwhelming for some. By getting a caregiver to assist you, they can assist you with making some decisions.
When having chemotherapy done, your immune system becomes vulnerable and if your white blood count drops too much, your carer can assist in making the decision as to if you need to go into hospital or not. Should you need to go into hospital for your treatments, your carer will work together with the hospital doctors and nurses to ensure you have everything you need and are comfortable for the duration of your treatment.
Allowing Your Caregiver to Take Care of Your Day-To-Day Responsibilities
Having a caregiver assist you doesn’t take your independence away at all. They are there to allow you the opportunity to rest and recoup after your cancer treatments. Based off your needs assessment conducted before your carer commences work, they can cook for you, assist in bathing you, assist you with your medicines, do your laundry to mention a few of the tasks. Most importantly, the caregiver is there to provide you with the emotional and mental support you need for the duration of your treatment.
Reach Out to CareChamps To Discuss Your Needs
At CareChamps, we pride ourselves in being able to assist our clients with just about any caring needs. If you have a loved one who will be starting treatment for cancer, contact us today. We can assist you in putting together a care plan which will make your loved one comfortable and ensure they’re able to get the additional care they need during their cancer treatment journey.