At Home Instead we provide flexible care for people in their own homes who are living with cancer.
We know that, following a cancer diagnosis, life can be extremely challenging for both you and your loved ones, and it’s important that you receive the best care possible to keep you happy at home. Our experienced Care Professionals can support you with a range of adaptable care services.
Our highly trained Care Professionals can provide support in a range of ways to meet your individual needs such as hourly care, longer hours, or even live-in care. We will work with your clinical teams and tailor your home care to suit you. By caring for you in the comfort of your own space, we can ensure you get better rest, nutritious home-cooked meals, less exposure to germs and reduced stress, giving you and your loved ones peace of mind. We understand you may just want to talk or have company during your treatment – whatever your needs are during this difficult time, we are here to help.
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I am very happy with the support, care and kindness I receive from all the staff of Home Instead.
Home Instead have been looking after my father for a few years now, without them we would not be able to manage having him living in his own home. They are always bright and cheerful and Dad enjoys seeing them.
Bridget, Clients Family
Knowing that mum has caring and genuine people to help take care of her gives me peace of mind and mum looks forward to seeing the Care Professionals. Thank you for making such a big difference to both of our lives.
Rebecca, Client's Family
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Cancer is where abnormal cells multiply in an uncontrolled way, invading the surrounding healthy tissue. There are over 200 types of cancer, each with varying symptoms, treatments and side effects. One out of two people will develop some form of cancer in their lifetime, and half of all diagnosed cancers are in people over the age of 70.
Sometimes cancer will spread from one area of the body to another, in a process called metastasis. When this happens, the metastatic cancer is still treatable, but many types are incurable.
Cancer care is there to support you in any way you need. From assistance with daily tasks such as household cleaning, laundry, personal care, medication administration, meal preparation or assistance with mobility and getting out into the community, to more specific support around a complex health needs, such as catheters, gastrostomy tubes or tracheostomy tubes. We can even support you with any rehabilitation programmes or palliative stages you may be following.
Our Care Professionals are fully trained and competent in your specialist care needs, so can support you in the best way, often relieving pressure on family caregivers. Evidence suggests that effective support helps reduce the number of possible complications and the need for hospital admissions.
We believe that everyone should be able to receive the care that they need in the comfort of their own home.
Receiving cancer care with Home Instead allows you to maintain your independence, routine, and lifestyle. It allows you to be in familiar surroundings during a difficult time, while giving you the balance of freedom and support that you need to continue living your life. With us, care is carried out when you need it, not when it suits others.
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We understand that any care you need can change over time, and we will assist you at every stage to provide you with as much care as you require. Home Instead will work closely with you and your clinical team to ensure we provide you with the most effective support possible. Our dedicated Care Professionals are able to utilise additional skills to support you when required, but will also promote your independence during your cancer care.
Our Care Professionals have been trained to extremely high standards to be able to support and care for people in their own homes if their condition is considered stable. Nurses are recommended for conditions that are deemed extremely unpredictable or unstable, or that require frequent changes to the clinical care performed and a deeper level of knowledge. We will work closely with you and your clinical team when creating a care plan to assess your needs.
All of our Care Professionals are trained in basic life support and are able to act in an emergency. Competency assessments are undertaken annually to ensure Care Professionals feel confident in how to support you, and how to access emergency services should you need them. Care plans are provided and include specific details on how to support you if you become unwell while they are providing your cancer care.