What if I become unwell at home?

If you become unwell at home while your Home Instead Care Professionals are present, there are several steps you can take to ensure that you receive appropriate care and treatment.

Firstly, it is important to communicate your symptoms and concerns to your Care Professionals as soon as possible. This can help them to understand the nature and severity of your illness and take appropriate action. If you are experiencing any pain, discomfort, or other symptoms, be sure to describe them as accurately as possible to your Care Professionals.

Depending on the nature and severity of your symptoms, they may recommend that you rest, take medication, or seek medical attention. If you are in pain or discomfort, your Care Professionals may be able to provide you with pain relief medication, or they may need to contact your doctor or a medical professional for further advice.

If your symptoms are severe or life-threatening, such as difficulty breathing, severe chest pain, or sudden weakness or numbness, your Care Professionals should call emergency services immediately. They are trained to provide first aid and perform basic life support measures until medical professionals arrive.

In addition, it is important to have a plan in place for emergencies, including a list of emergency contacts, medication information, and any relevant medical history. This can help your Care Professionals to respond quickly and effectively in the event of an emergency.

Overall, it is important to communicate your symptoms and concerns clearly, follow any recommended treatment or care plans, and seek medical attention if necessary. Your Care Professionals can play a vital role in ensuring that you receive the care and support you need during this time. Learn more or find out how we can help you with your cancer care at home today.