At CareMatch, we understand that living with Cancer is completely life changing for the Care Receiver and also for those around them. It is an illness that affects people of all ages and the symptoms can hugely vary from person to person. Our trained Carer Members have specialist experience in looking after cancer patients and they are able to offer the necessary level of support (whether it’s visiting Home Care for a few hours a week or full time Live-in Care) to help a Care Receiver cope and ensure they can lead as normal life as possible. If the Care Receiver is a young person, we aim to bring high-quality care in a way that assists them with the transition to living as independently as possible, and nurtures them to embrace life in whatever ways they can. We understand that the help our Carer Members provide must be tailored specifically to a Care Receiver’s needs, and we are able to offer specialised help and support as a Care Receiver’s condition progresses.
Many cancer patients feel more comfortable receiving Care at Home so that they’re not separated from family, friends and their familiar surroundings. Cancer can inevitably change personal relationships because of the added pressure if families or friends are required to be the sole care givers. We can help alleviate that pressure. By sharing the responsibility of providing high-quality, reliable care with our Carer Members, a Care Receiver’s family and friends can prioritise providing emotional support.
If your family member or friend is a cancer patient, it is also easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed because you suddenly have to deal with something serious that you may not know very much about. At CareMatch, we want you to feel that you are not alone, you have continuous help and support and a trusted community that you can rely on.
What does cancer care include?
- Help with administering medication
- Low-support medical care, such as bowel, stoma and catheter care
- Personal care, such as help with getting dressed, going to the toilet or having a bath
- Physical and mental support following (or during) chemotherapy, radiotherapy or hormonal therapy
- Physically moving around the house
- Help with household tasks, such as the laundry, cooking meals or walking the dog.
- Running essential errands, for example collecting your medication or doing a food shop
- Companionship - Sometimes the smallest things make the biggest difference, and you need a friendly face around the house who can sit and have a cup of tea with you
- Overnight Care - Care Receivers with cancer can be prone to waking up in the night, and they can be very uncomfortable or confused when they do. Our Carer Members are on hand to offer help and reassurance during the night to ensure a Care Receiver’s safety and alleviate any anxieties
- Respite Care - If you are a Care Receiver’s regular care giver, and you need some extra support or some time off, our team of Carer Members can step in and help and give you the peace of mind knowing that your Care Receiver is receiving the high quality of care they are used to
Our specialist Carer Members have the necessary training and experience in working with cancer patients to ensure a high-quality care service that is tailored to them and their needs specifically. At CareMatch, we know that every moment counts, and we strive to enable our Care Receivers to live as independently as possible, at home for as long as they can.
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