In-Home Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Care, Caregiver Services, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma In-Home Home Care
Hodgkin’s Lymphoma can start with swelling under the arms or in the neck or in the groin. Then comes fatigue, weight loss, fever, and other symptoms. Once rigorous cancer treatment begins, taking care of a home, going grocery shopping and running errands become harder to do, especially for elderly patients.
FCP Live-In can alleviate the stress for older adults who must handle household chores while facing a challenging illness. FCP Live-In is an in-home care agency that provides services that include:
Personal Care Services
- Assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming, feeding
- Assistance with toileting, incontinence care
- Assistance with mobility (wheelchairs, bed transference)
- Reminders to take medication
Light Housekeeping Services
- Preparing meals
- Grocery shopping
- Running errands
- Provide transportation to medical appointments
- Making and changing beds
- Sweeping, vacuuming, light dusting
- 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 customize our affordable services to meet the specific needs of our clients. For over 20 years, our in-home Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s (Hodgkin’s disease) Care services have helped our clients live independently in their homes with the assistance of our trained caregivers. To learn more about how our Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s (Hodgkin’s disease) Care services can help your loved one, call FCP Live-In today at 1 (866) 559-9492.
What is Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?
Hodgkin’s, also known as Hodgkin’s disease, is one of two main types of lymphoma, which is cancer that forms in the lymphatic system. The other main type of lymphoma is Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
The lymphatic system consists of lymph nodes, lymph vessels, lymph ducts, and certain organs. And, this system is part of the body’s immune system. So, when cancer cells attack the lymphatic system, the immune system cannot successfully do its job of fighting off infection in the body.
Just as there are two main types of lymphoma, there are two main types of Hodgkin’s lymphoma:
- Classic—the most common type of the disease
- Nodular lymphocyte-predominant—the less common type of the disease
Within these two types of Hodgkin’s lymphoma are various subtypes of the disease. What’s more, Hodgkin’s and its subtypes can metastasize and spread into other parts of the body.
Although people of all ages can develop lymphoma, the average age of diagnosis is 39 and Hodgkin’s risk occurs again after age 55, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS).
As with other cancers, older adults in advanced stages of Hodgkin’s lymphoma may have difficulty handling daily tasks and taking care of themselves while undergoing treatment. Without assistance from a caregiver, seniors will have trouble living independently and maintaining a sense of normalcy.
Older Adults Impacted More by Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Than Younger Patients
Studies show that older adults with Hodgkin’s lymphoma have a poorer prognosis than younger people who have similar treatment for the disease. This means that older adults will more than likely need personalized care, understanding, and emotional support during treatment and recovery.
An article in the journal, Oncology cites several reasons why seniors face potentially negative outcomes from Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Aging, and the complications that it brings, such as chronic illnesses, has a major bearing on the prognosis of older adults.
In addition, older adults are more frequently diagnosed with the disease in its advanced stage. And, this population has difficulty tolerating treatment like chemotherapy and radiation. As a result, seniors die treatment-related deaths, according to the article.
Despite these facts, the prognosis for the elderly is not always grim. In fact, with personalized care and emotional support, some seniors can recover from Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
FCP Live-In’s in-home care services can contribute to the well-being of older adults with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Our dedicated caregivers perform light housing, provide transportation to doctor appointments and carry out other daily tasks to help our clients stay in the security and comfort of their homes.
Link to Oncology journal article: https://www.cancernetwork.com/leukemia-lymphoma/hodgkins-lymphoma-elderly-different-disease-patients-over-60
Survival Rate Improving for Lymphoma Patients
Statistics from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society show that an estimated 874,730 people in the United States have, or are in remission from, lymphoma. Of that number, 196,508 people have Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
According to ACS figures, people will continue to be diagnosed in 2019 with the disease. The ACS estimates that 8,110 new cases of Hodgkin’s lymphoma will be diagnosed in the United States and the disease will claim 1,000 lives.
On the positive side, data shows that more patients are surviving primarily due to improvements in the type of treatments patients receive. For the most part, patients undergo traditional chemotherapy and radiation used to treat other types of cancers.
According to the ACS, the 5-year-survival rate for Hodgkin’s lymphoma patients in all stages of the disease has risen to 86 percent.
In-Home Care a Better Option for Older Adults with Lymphoma
Elderly patients will more than likely face challenges as they undergo treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma and move toward recovery.
Family members who cannot provide care on their own or who are burned out from caring for their loved one may believe a nursing home or an assisted living facility would be best for long-term for care. However, families do not realize that they may be taking on a financial burden because long-term care is expensive.
What’s more, the staff at nursing homes and assisted living facilities cannot give their full attention to residents. An understaffed facility means that residents have to wait their turn to be fed, groomed, bathed or receive their medication. In the meantime, residents may feel ignored and their health may worsen because they cannot take their medication in a timely manner or have help in following their doctor’s orders.
On the other hand, live-in care provides an affordable, alternative to long-term residential care. What’s even better is that seniors will appreciate staying in familiar surroundings as they deal with cancer rather than live among strangers in an unfamiliar environment.
About FCP Live-In and Our Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s (Hodgkin’s disease) Care Services
We have provided the ultimate solution for assisted Lymphoma Care services since 1997. Our live-in Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s (Hodgkin’s disease) Care services agency is committed to providing a unique and customized In-Home Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s (Hodgkin’s disease) 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.
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