Cancer is a physical ailment, but it still affects every other part of us: our mind, emotions, and spirit. For World Cancer Day in February, we want to raise awareness about the positive effects companion care can have on cancer patients to improve overall well being.
Companionship & Conversation
Being a cancer patient is stressful and raises emotions that are hard to deal with alone. Talking to a friendly, sympathetic person can ease your mind and just remind you that you’re not alone. Our companions can talk about whatever is on your mind, or help you enjoy life again with outings, trips, and recreational therapy. Having a companion to watch your favorite show or play a game with can raise your spirits while you’re receiving treatments.
Transportation & Respite Care
Not all cancer treatments can be given at home. Although the support of your friends and family is valuable, they can’t always accompany you to appointments and treatments. A home care companion can bring you to medical appointments or accompany you so you don’t have to be alone. At home care can also provide family members with relief through respite care. Your caregiver will undertake certain tasks so family members who usually undertake caregiving can rest and avoid burn-out.
At Home Tasks & Care
As part of your home care assistance in Oakville, your companion can also do tasks that, due to your treatments, you may not have the energy or time to accomplish. They can monitor your nutrition and prepare healthy meals. They can also perform light housekeeping tasks, such as washing and folding your laundry or tidying your home. When you need help making sure all the little things around the house get done, a companion can help.
Companion Care From iCare Home Health: Serving Oakville, Mississauga, Burlington, Brampton & Milton
Through our home care assistance in Oakville Mississauga, Burlington, Brampton and Milton, iCare Home Health provides expert and compassionate companion care. Companion care is an excellent way to help cancer patients and patients undergoing other medical treatments receive the friendly care they need. Learn more about our services to see how they can help you or your loved one, and contact us today for a complimentary consultation.