Millions of people around the world are fighting cancer at this moment. Tens of millions more have already gone through the fight and hundreds of millions, if not billions, know at least one person who has fought cancer. The older a person is, the more challenging it might be to become invested in this type of battle. Going through chemotherapy or radiation can make even the simplest daily tasks more difficult.
It can also make recovery more challenging.
The older people are, the longer it might take them to get back to some semblance of normalcy if they manage to defeat the cancer through these treatments. If a person has been hospitalized for any reason while they’re going through this fight against cancer, remaining home and not having to be readmitted might be far more challenging than if they just worked with a physical therapist a couple of days a week.
There are going to be times when people are just too tired.
This elderly person may have gone through a recent round of chemo treatments. He might be completely worn out, nauseous still, and feeling as though he doesn’t want to do anything else but sit around and relax. He may not want to read, watch TV, but rather just sleep the day away.
What if he’s also recovering from a heart attack or major surgery? What if this person needs to work on his physical strength, stamina, and agility? Going through a cancer treatment could possibly mean he doesn’t want to do these things.
The right care and support becomes essential.
Some people can go through chemotherapy and radiation without any physical assistance from family or friends. Others need people to help them get down the hall, go to the store, prepare meals, and more. If a senior in his 70s is fighting cancer while trying to recover from major surgery, for example, what if he doesn’t have that type of physical support?
It could actually increase the chances he has to return to the hospital for an extended stay. That’s why hiring a home care aide could be instrumental in the recovery process.
In fact, experienced home care aides can offer a tremendous level of physical and emotional support for seniors and others recovering from ailments, injuries, or simply fighting cancer. Family and friends can be a great network, but nothing is better than experienced men and women who have helped others fight through the same challenges.
IF YOU OR AN AGING LOVED ONE ARE CONSIDERING HOME CARE TO REDUCE HOSPITAL READMISSION RATES IN NORTHAMPTON, PA, PLEASE CONTACT THE CARING STAFF AT HOME HELPERS. CALL TODAY! (610) 365-4266.
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