It's Daffodil Day today, Friday 25th August, a day on which the Cancer Council raises awareness and funds to help cure cancer.
With 1 in 2 Australians being diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85, cancer is experienced by just about everyone in our community. Most of us know someone affected by cancer. Every day, around 350 Australians are diagnosed with cancer.
Cancer research is discovering new and better treatments, cancer prevention campaigns are impacting on the community to change behaviour and support for those affected by cancer is improving all the time.
How to get involved:
The Cancer Council has a great website for Daffodil Day which provides for various ways to get involved either by fundraising, donating, selling merchandise or volunteering. You can also leave a dedication to someone you know who has suffered cancer. Visit https://www.daffodilday.com.au/get-involved/ for more information. #DaffodilDay
How Right at Home in Australia can help your family if someone is diagnosed with cancer:
Right at Home Australia is part of the world-wide network of Right at Home in-home care services. Right at Home provides private pay, in-home supportive care for older Australians, disabled adults, and people suffering from long term illness to help them continue living independently or with the right care 24/7.
Home care can also be provided to adults recovering from accidents, illness or major surgery such as knee and hip replacements. This care is to help them transition from a hospital setting back to their homes.
The use of in-home care services can extend the period a person can remain in their own home to the end of life.
Caregiving for a loved one can take its toll on spouses and family members and it can change family dynamics. In our modern world family members are often spread all over the country and internationally. The result is that they may not be aware of the changes taking place with their loved ones, or even if they are aware, they are not in a position to provide the hands-on care that is so needed. Right at Home understand this perfectly and our services can provide far-flung family members with the peace of mind that someone is looking out for their loved ones.
Most often the decision to seek out a care provider is driven by an event such as a fall, sudden illness, an adverse diagnosis, or the simple realisation by the family that a loved one needs help.
People that need help can come from a broad range of circumstances:
- Clients who need home palliative nursing and supportive care
- Adult individuals who have become paraplegic or quadriplegic
- Adult individuals who suffer from Dementia or Alzheimer's disease.
- Adult individuals who suffer from disease scenarios such as MS or MD.
- Adults who need assistance after surgery, hospital stay, or during rehabilitation
- Adults or older People who may need skilled nursing care
- Older People who may need a helping hand or assistance with daily living (homemaking assistance)
- Older People who may need errand or chore service assistance
- Older People who need assistance with medication management
- Older People who need assistance with personal care needs such as bathing
- Older People who need companionship or safety supervision.
Right at Home also provides managed live in care/24 hour care, hospital to home / transitional care and respite care for family carers. To find out more about how you or a loved one may benefit from our home care services and the high quality and variety of care that Right at Home Australia can provide, give us a call on 1300 363 802 or visit our website.
Founded in 1995, Right at Home offers in-home companionship and personal care, and assistance to seniors and disabled adults who want to continue to live independently and age in their home. Right at Home Australia is your local expert for issues related to caring for your elderly loved ones, and is dedicated to keeping you informed about home care.
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, post- operative care, respite care, assistance with daily living such as grooming, hygiene, transport, shopping, meal prep, domestic services and social support, so your loved one can enjoying 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.
With offices in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Wagga Wagga (servicing Southern NSW including Albury, Griffith and other parts of Riverina), Padstow (servicing Padstow, St George and South West Sydney), Toowoomba (servicing Toowoomba and Darling Downs), Townsville and soon to be opening in Rockhampton, Right at Home Australia's care team is made up of supervisors and carers who are incredibly skilled, compassionate and devoted to improving the lives of their clients and their clients' families. With no admin or subscription fees Right at Home allows you to get more care from your package or budget.
To find out more, please give us a call on 1300 363 802 or visit our website.