Finding out that you have cancer can be a shocking event, even if you already suspected it. We can help you or your loved one – whatever your specific situation.
Undergoing cancer treatment can disrupt your daily routine. But it doesn’t have to. Live-in care can offer much needed emotional support and practical help during one of the most challenging events of your life.
We take the time to carefully consider individual needs so we can provide the highest quality care.
If you’re living in your own home and have been diagnosed with cancer, you may have questions about getting the care you need. As well as the information below, you can ask our care specialists what care is available in your area.
Caring for a friend or family member can be both rewarding and challenging. Our bespoke cancer care plans can help you know what to expect – from day-to-day caring to looking after your own needs.
It is very understandable that so many people want to stay in their homes, with their pets and partners and everything that is familiar to them. Luckily, there is a life-enhancing alternative to care homes that is available to many people.
Depending on the treatment plan your oncologist recommends, you may find yourself unable to complete daily tasks. Live-in care can offer a sense of normality by assisting with day-to-day tasks from the comfort of your own home.
Live-in carers can assist with:
A single live-in carer will be assigned to you while you need one, meaning that you’ll have consistent care from someone who understands your unique needs and requirements. They are trained to monitor you and can help manage and administer medication and respond to low-level medical emergencies.
Carers can help with:
A big challenge when living with cancer is keeping your spirits up and your mental health in a good place. Research has found that cancer patients are at an increased risk of developing anxiety and depression.
Live-in care improves mental health outcomes by:
We often overlook the power of community in its role in facilitating recovery from and living well with cancer. Receiving care in the comfort of your home means you can remain an active member of your community and stay connected to friends, family and neighbours. Live-in carers can help with arranging social appointments, from hosting tea to attending your local events – little has to change when you have extra help!
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with cancer, you need to know what to expect. Get the answers to all of your questions so that you can make informed decisions about diagnosis, treatment and therapies.
Cancer patients and survivors are often uncertain about next steps in their cancer journey and holistic care at home becomes an increasingly important approach.
99% of live-in clients say the care they receive helps them have a better quality of life. (Taken from the Live-In Care Hub’s new quality of life study)
Staying at home with a professional carer will result in better health and well-being, dignity, independence and enjoyment of life.
Ashridge provided an emergency placement for me when I needed a live-in carer on 24hrs notice. This was a godsend to me as my mother had advanced Alzheimer’s and my Dad had been rushed into hospital. I really appreciated the professional approach from all the staff I dealt with and felt very supported. Ashridge found me a first class carer who was able to provide wonderful live-in care for both my parents allowing them to spend a few more months together in their home of 35 years. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Ashridge and live-in care.
Choosing live-in care is a huge decision and not something that you should take lightly.
Some of these conversations can be tricky and it’s our job to make sure you feel as comfortable as possible.
We are more than happy to visit you and your family at home to discuss your situation and consider the options available to you.