August 27 is once again the Cancer Council’s Daffodil Day Appeal raising funds for cancer research across Australia.
Government organisation Cancer Australia reports that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a rapid increase in in-home care, including home-based intravenous (IV) chemotherapy administration. Cancer Australia says that while there are inherent risks associated with in-home cancer care, patients who receive their treatment at home may help to reduce the risk of acute care facilities being overwhelmed during the pandemic and better utilise healthcare resources.
What’s more, many cancer patients feel more comfortable receiving care at home so that they’re not separated from family, friends and familiar surroundings. In-home care is often a great way to alleviate some of the pressures of family caregiving when it comes to cancer, allowing loved ones to focus on emotional support instead of detailed daily activities.
The government is working to prompt considerations and future strategies to support high-value cancer care in the recovery phases of the pandemic. Some of these strategies are outlined below.
Need in-home cancer care for yourself or someone you love? Contact us today on 1300 363 802 or visit our care services page.
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Founded in 1995, Right at Home offers in-home companionship and personal care, and assistance to seniors (elderly and aged care), and any adult who needs our care at home including adults living with a disability who want to continue to live independently or age in their home. Right at Home is your local expert for issues related to caring for your loved ones and is dedicated to keeping you informed about home care. With no admin or subscription fees Right at Home allows you to get more care from your package or budget.
Right at Home is a 'My Aged Care' government-approved, home care provider for levels 1-4 and offers flexible in-home care services such as nursing care, after hospital care, post-operative care, respite care, dementia and Alzheimer's care. Right at Home also offers assistance with daily living and personal care such as grooming, hygiene, transport, shopping, meal prep, domestic services and social support, so your loved one can enjoy a more independent, vibrant life. Our nurses and caregivers are screened, highly trained, and insured prior to entering your home so you can trust us with the caregiving while you focus on your loved one.
To find out more, please give us a call on 1300 363 802 or visit our website.
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