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In-Home Care for Cancer

The ripples of a cancer diagnosis extend to spouses, partners, siblings, children, and friends. While dealing with the stress of the diagnosis, many of these family members will find they now need to take on the role of caregiver, something they may never have done before. As you and your loved one learn more about the cancer, you will find that you need to go to many medical appointments with different doctors and that you will have an important role to play during this time.

Your Main Job As The Caregiver

Your main job as the caregiver will be to support and encourage your loved one as they learn about their cancer and make decisions about and then start their cancer treatments, if treatment is an option. 

What Will This Involve?

As a family member or friend, you will be accompanying your loved one through their cancer journey. These are some aspects of cancer you may encounter: the cancer diagnosis, treatment, moving beyond treatment, cancer recurrence, and the disease advancing.

Not all caregivers do all of the same things. Try to keep in mind that caring for someone you love with cancer is about the relationship you share together, and that this relationship is going to have to expand in new ways as you learn to manage the stress that cancer has brought into your lives.

It is easy to feel like everything about cancer is an emergency and that you must make treatment decisions quickly. In almost all cases, however, you do have time to slow down, think about your loved one’s goals and priorities, and talk with others. Slowing down will allow you to gain a sense of control. Take time to ask questions, think through next steps, and partner with the medical team to develop a treatment plan for your loved one.

Get started today with one of our dedicated staff and see what IncrediCare services we can provide to your loved ones.

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Providing exceptional Cancer Home Care for seniors and families in Northern Virginia area including Arlington, Alexandria, McLean, Reston, Burke, Ashburn, Centreville, Springfield, and Oakton

Cancer Care at Home in Fairfax, VA by IncrediCare Home Care

How Can IncrediCare Help?

At IncrediCare, we know how difficult it is to care for a loved one with cancer while coping with your own emotions. Our job is to help take the burden off you, as our highly specialized team of caregivers and nurses are here to help. 

Proper Nutrition

During the treatment phases of cancer, proper nutrition is paramount. Our staff at IncrediCare is well educated in encouraging healthy food options. 

Infection Control

Another frequent side effect of treatment is a compromised immune system. Our staff is well educated in infection control to promote a safe environment to reduce the spread of germs and infection. 

Skin Care

During radiation treatment, our staff provides good skin care that can promote healing and comfort.

At IncrediCare, our cancer care plan includes:

  • Scheduling and transportation for medical appointments
  • Communicating with physicians
  • Assistance with a wide spectrum of daily activities, including healthy meal preparation, bathing, and walking
  • Medication reminders and medication management
  • Transportation for follow-up appointments and errands
  • Companionship and support throughout recovery
  • Nutritious meal preparation
  • Companionship and emotional support to reduce instances of depression

For more information on how to help those who are suffering from cancer, call IncrediCare at (703) 272-8838.

IncrediCare is a leader in in-home senior health care, serving the Northern Virginia area including Arlington, Alexandria, McLean, Reston, Burke, Ashburn, Centreville, Springfield, and Oakton. Our value to our clients lies in our providing a variety of home health care services and oversight that changes and adjusts as our clients’ needs change.

IncrediCare brings over 25 years of providing care management and nursing expertise combined with a proven track record helping 500 individuals and families.

We step in successfully to virtually any care management situation, providing rapid response back-up care and the peace of mind that you and your family are well cared for in comfortable and familiar surroundings. We focus on the goal of keeping our patients out of nursing homes by offering the whole package of excellent care management, skilled nursing, personal care, companion care, and long-term care insurance. Our team of professionally licensed nurses and certified nursing assistants (CNAs) know their clients and care for them based on their unique situations and specific needs.

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