Getting a breast cancer diagnosis is something that nobody is ever prepared for. The patient may feel alone, but the road to treatment is well traveled. While treatment and medical decisions are ultimately guided by your doctor and health care providers, the setting of where they take place can occur where the patient is most familiar and comfortable – their own home.
If the option is available, there are some great advantages of receiving healthcare treatment in-home. Here are just a few.
Home Care Improves Cancer Treatment
A recent study by the National Cancer Institute shows that patients who received treatment and care at home for cancer experienced fewer side effects and required fewer unplanned visits to the hospital for unexpected problems.
The Environment is Customizable
Being in a customized environment is one of the greatest benefits of choosing in-home care. The person receiving treatment is given the freedom to modify their environment to make it the most comfortable for them.
There Are More Options
Medical healthcare professionals are, of course, in attendance for procedures, treatments, and managing side-effects but with home healthcare the patient also has the ability to opt for additional services like household assistance or companionship. Assisted Caregiver Services can offer support with tasks and chores from shopping and meal prep to housekeeping just to name a few.
In-home care is Tailored to the Patient
In home care is tailored to the exact needs of the patient using a team approach of doctors, nurses, physical therapists and social workers. Receiving treatment in home not only meets the patients’ medical needs but also allows them to rest and recuperate where they are most comfortable.
You’re In Control
You’re in control. This is perhaps the most significant benefit to in-home care. People tend to thrive in their own homes, where they feel more in control of their treatment. While battling an illness, the value of personal empowerment is beyond measure. By reducing the feeling of anxiety and depression, patients experience fewer side effects and feel both physically and emotionally stronger.
For questions or to learn more about Assisted’s Home Healthcare services, call 800-949-6555 or visit us at www.assistedcares.com.