In-Home Lymphoma Care, Caregiver Services, Lymphoma In-Home Home Care
A lymphoma diagnosis places stress on older adults and their families as they consider the best form of treatment that can provide a positive outcome. Families facing this crisis can rely on FCP Live-In to provide personalized in-home care services during this time of uncertainty. Our caregivers help seniors stay in the comfort and security of their home as they face the challenges of lymphoma.
Our dedicated FCP Live-In caregivers provide services such as:
Personal Care Services
- Help with bathing, dressing, grooming
- Help with toileting, incontinence care
- Help with mobility
- Medication reminders
Light Housekeeping Services
- Meal preparation
- Grocery shopping
- Running errands
- Provide transportation to doctor appointments
- Doing Laundry
- Making and changing beds
- Light dusting, vacuuming, sweeping
- Accompany client to medical appointments
- Accompany client to social and recreational activities
- Engage client in meaningful conversation
- Encourage exercise as directed by the health care provider
At FCP Live-In, we have been providing affordable in-home care for more than two decades to help our clients stay in a familiar and comfortable environment. To learn more about our Lymphoma Care services, call FCP Live-In today at 1 (866) 559-9492.
What is Lymphoma?
Lymphoma is an umbrella term for a type of cancer that begins in cells within the lymphatic system. This system is made up of lymph nodes, lymph vessels, lymph ducts, and certain organs.
A person diagnosed with lymphoma has a weakened immune system because the cancer affects the lymph nodes, which contain white blood cells that help fight infection.
The two main types of lymphoma are Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin. Within those two types are various subtypes of lymphoma, some of which spread either slowly or aggressively. While children and teens can develop lymphoma, researchers have found that older adults are at a higher risk for developing the cancer.
If lymphoma worsens, older adults will not be able to live on their own with such a debilitating disease. FCP Live-In, however, can step in and provide the support that helps seniors maintain a sense of dignity and independence as they manage the disease.
Lymphoma Treatment May Decrease Seniors’ Quality of Life
Older adults with lymphoma may need help carrying out daily tasks, such as doing laundry or vacuuming or running errands. Generally, it takes seniors longer to recover from cancer treatments that leave them feeling tired and weak.
Although the type of cancer treatment that a person undergoes depends on the type of lymphoma that has developed, the treatment may have side effects. For instance, chemotherapy and radiation are standard treatments for various cancers, including lymphoma. And, fatigue, nausea, and vomiting are common side effects of chemotherapy.
The person with lymphoma who experiences side effects or complications from the disease may struggle to lead a normal life. An older adult’s inability to take care of routine tasks coupled with deteriorating health can decrease that person’s quality of life without the help of an experienced caregiver.
Thousands in the United States Diagnosed with Lymphoma
The World Health Organization places lymphoma as the fourth most common cancer and the sixth leading cause of cancer in the United States.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society estimates that 874,730 people either have lymphoma, including the different types and subtypes, or are in remission. What’s more, an additional 82,310 new lymphoma cases are expected to be diagnosed in the United States in 2019, the organization’s figures show.
According to an article published in the Hematological Oncology journal on June 2017, the incidence of lymphoma in patients 60 years old and older has increased by more than 50 percent over the past 25 years.
Unfortunately, older adults with lymphoma have worse outcomes than people in younger age groups, the article said. This is primarily due to the fact that older adults typically have two or more chronic diseases in addition to lymphoma, and their organs do not function as well as they once did.
By having lymphoma, older adults will need as much help as possible each day. FCP Live-In can provide this support through its caregivers and 24-hour professional support system for our staff and clients. To learn more about our Lymphoma Care services, call us at 1 (866) 559-9492.
Stay-At-Home Care, the Best Alternative
While families may want to care for a loved one at home, juggling home care, work, and their own families places a strain on all involved.
So, it is not unusual for family members to consider placing their loved one in an assisted living facility or nursing home. The move out of a familiar environment, however, can cause even more disruption in the life of a senior battling lymphoma.
FCP Live-In provides an alternative to a residential facility. Our affordable, and customized in-home care alleviates family members’ fear of not being able to properly care for their loved one as they manage their own daily responsibilities.
We put family members’ minds at ease when they see that their loved one is being cared for during this difficult time by professional staff from a leading in-home service agency.
About FCP Live-In and Our Lymphoma Care Services
We have provided the ultimate solution for assisted Lymphoma Care services since 1997. Our live-in Lymphoma Care services agency is committed to providing a unique and customized In-Home Lymphoma Care services approach to senior care with the goal of a lifestyle that provides enjoyment for the one in care, and families with peace of mind.
FCP Live-In is a Live-In Home Care company with over two decades of experience specializing in elderly care needs within the home. Our live-in caregiver staff provides an insurance policy of safe and supportive care, along with a 24/7 professional support system that is there for the client and the live-in caregiver at all times.
For more information about our Lymphoma Care services, contact FCP Live-In today at 1 (866) 559-9492 or please fill out the form below.Follow Us or Share this page: