Cancer Care at Home

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.

Cancer Specialist Home Live-in Care

Bespoke cancer care plans from specialist carers

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 care to looking after your own needs.

It’s understandable that so many people want to stay in their homes, with their pets and partners and everything that’s is familiar to them. Luckily, home care is a life-enhancing alternative to care homes that’s available to many people.

Depending on the treatment plan your oncologist recommends, you may find yourself unable to complete daily tasks. A live-in care agency can offer a sense of normality by assisting with day-to-day tasks from the comfort of your own home.

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Why choose Ashridge Home Care for cancer care at home?

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. Which is why we’ve been awarded Outstanding in Care by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), our attention to detail ensures our clients are always happy and comfortable with our carers. 

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 specialists in cancer care, we are happy to help answer any questions and soothe any doubts, simply give us a call on 01494 917 344.

What type of cancer care at home do we offer?

At Ashridge Home Care, we’re dedicated to providing personalised support for individuals undergoing cancer treatment. Our comprehensive range of services include live-in care, offering round-the-clock assistance and companionship throughout your cancer journey. We also provide hourly care, delivering flexible support tailored to your needs, whether it’s help with daily tasks or medication management. Additionally, our respite care services offer temporary relief for primary carers, meaning your loved one’s needs are met while carers take a well-deserved break.

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What does our cancer care at home include?

Live-in carers can assist with:

  • Personal hygiene and grooming: many cancer patients benefit from help with showering, nail clipping, and dressing
  • Mobility assistance: such as getting in and out of bed and using the bathroom
  • Household admin: including light housework and gardening
  • Grocery shopping and other weekly errands
  • Pharmacy collections on your behalf
  • Medical appointments: help with scheduling appointments with your specialists and offering moral support during treatment sessions
  • Pet care: help with caring for your pet, including daily walks

What are the benefits of receiving cancer care at home?

A dedicated live-in carer will be assigned to you, meaning that you’ll have consistent care from someone who understands your unique needs and requirements. This allows you to form a long-lasting bond and trust with your carer, becoming part of the Ashridge family. They are trained to monitor you and can help manage and administer medication and respond to low-level medical emergencies.

We often overlook the power of community and its role in facilitating recovery from and living 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 parties to attending your local events – little has to change when you have extra help!

Carers can help with:

  • Pain management: Live-in carers with experience with cancer patients can monitor pain and administer non-intravenous pain medications, reducing the risk of adverse side effects.
  • Nutrition: Cancer patients are more prone to nutrition deficiencies. Live-in carers will help you make sure you’re getting enough of what you need to recover and live well.
  • Side effects from chemotherapy and radiation: Carers will ensure you stay hydrated and maintain your appetite, and help with side effects that may be unpleasant.

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What is the process for arranging live-in cancer care?

Transitioning away from the comfort of home can be daunting, especially when facing conditions like cancer, which can exacerbate the challenges. Balancing caregiving responsibilities alongside other commitments can add to the stress, particularly if you’re not nearby.

At Ashridge Home Care, we empathise with these difficulties and prioritise your involvement in decision-making. We’re here to support you through every step of the process, guaranteeing a smooth and stress-free transition. 

Simply, reach out to us at 01494 917 344 for a friendly discussion about your needs. Your dedicated care manager will coordinate all aspects of the care plan, conducting a thorough assessment and offering tailored support, including recommendations for aids or equipment.

How can cancer care at home improve your mental health?

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:

  • Providing constant companionship
  • Allowing you to live with your partner
  • Reassuring you during challenging moments
  • Limiting daily stresses by taking care of household responsibilities
  • Allowing you to live life to the full, without worrying about the impact of loneliness and isolation

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What other conditions do we offer specialist live-in care for?

We offer specialist live-in care for a variety of conditions:

External Websites

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.

Age UK Cancer in later life

Macmillan Cancer Support  

Homecare Association

Marie Curie Care and support

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Preventing loneliness and social isolation among older people

The Benefits of Companionship For The Elderly

Frequently Asked Questions

Why might live-in cancer care be required?

Live-in cancer care may be required for individuals undergoing cancer treatment who need comprehensive support and assistance with daily tasks. This type of care provides round-the-clock monitoring, assistance with medication management, and emotional support during the challenging treatment process. It also helps manage side effects, provides practical assistance, and offers companionship, easing the burden on both the individual and their family. 

Our live-in cancer care aims to enhance comfort, promote wellbeing, and improve the overall quality of life during this difficult time.

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.

Here to help

Choosing 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.

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