In-Home Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma Care, Caregiver Services, Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma In-Home Home Care
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma can diminish a person’s quality of life when the cancer becomes aggressive and intense treatment is necessary. Cancer patients, especially older adults, may struggle to carry out routine tasks, such as cooking, grocery shopping, and cleaning the house while undergoing therapy. FCP Live-In provides a Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma Care for older adults facing these difficulties. For over 20 years, we have provided in-home Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma Care services for adults who prefer to live securely and independently in the comfort of their homes.
Our affordable in-home care services include:
Personal Care Services
- Assistance with bathing, grooming, dressing
- Assistance with toileting, incontinence care, safe nighttime trips to the bathroom
- Assistance with mobility
- Medication reminders
Light Housekeeping Services
- Light dusting, sweeping, vacuuming
- Making and changing beds
- Preparing meals
- Grocery shopping
- Running errands
- Transportation to medical appointments
- Accompany patient to medical appointments
- Accompany client to social activities
- Engage client in meaningful conversation
With FCP Live-In, you, or your loved one, will receive personalized in-home care from trained caregivers and our 24-hour professional support system.
To learn more about FCP Live-In and our Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma Care services, contact us today. Call 1 (866) 559-9492.
What is Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a cancer that starts with tumors developing in the lymphocytes, which are white blood cells in the immune system that fight infection. When cancer attacks the immune system, the body has difficulty fending off infections, viruses, and other types of illnesses.
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is one of two main types of lymphoma, a type of cancer that develops in the body’s lymphatic system. Hodgkin’s lymphoma is the second main type of lymphoma.
Not only can Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma impact the lymphatic system network of lymph nodes, lymph vessels, and other tissues and organs, but the cancer can also spread to other parts of the body. How severely a patient is affected by the cancer depends on the subtype and stage of Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
One of the key signs of Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is swollen lymph nodes in the neck, underarm and groin. Besides the lymph nodes, doctors look for other symptoms and signs that include:
- Unintended weight loss
- Chronic fatigue
- Abdominal pain or chest pain
- Night sweats
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma affects both children and adults, and occurs more commonly among adults 65 years old and over.
At FCP Live-In, our caregivers give the support older adults need to stay in their homes while battling life-altering cancer.
Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Can Be Aggressive
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma can be “aggressive,” meaning the cancer can grow and quickly spread in the body. Aggressive Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma accounts for 60 percent of all Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cases in the country, according to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Rigorous treatment may be needed for the aggressive form of Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Taking chemotherapy, radiation therapy and other treatments may be risky for older adults, especially if they have other chronic illnesses. Initially, family members or friends may attempt Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma Care for an older adult undergoing aggressive treatment for the disease. However, these caregivers may find it hard to give consistent, personalized attention that older adults need each day. While running errands may not be a burden, family members and friends may feel uncomfortable with bathing or grooming their loved one or friend. But, with in-home services that FCP Live-In provides, family members and friends need not worry about performing these tasks.
Our dedicated caregivers provide a range of in-home Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma Care services each day that enable the well-being of our clients.
Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Statistics
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is the seventh most common cancer in the United States and accounts for 4 percent of all cancers in the country, Cancer.net reports. The 5-year survival rate for people with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is 71 percent, which is the percentage of patients who live at least five years after being diagnosed with the cancer.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that about 74,200 children and adults will be diagnosed in 2019 with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. What’s more, about 19,970 people will die from the disease in 2019.
Research shows that some patients with aggressive Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma die within one year of diagnosis, but others may live 20 or more years, according to an article in Blood, a journal of the American Society of Hematology.
The article also states that Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma can be “indolent,” meaning the cancer grows and spreads slowly. Adults 60 years and over who are diagnosed with indolent lymphoma can live about 12 to 14 years after the diagnosis.
Families May Consider Assisted Living or Nursing Home
While some Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma patients may be able to maintain a sense of normalcy in their lives, others may need to rely on friends or family members who live nearby. Because of this, family members, particularly those who live out of town, may consider placing their loved one in an assisted living facility or a nursing home.
What family members may not realize is assisted living facilities and nursing homes are expensive care options. What’s more, the staff at nursing homes and assisted living facilities may not be able to provide the customized one-on-one care that cancer patients need.
According to an article in Health Services Research, elderly cancer patients in nursing homes are at risk for “poor quality cancer care.” What’s more, moving older adults away from their familiar surroundings could cause them to become depressed and lack the motivation to continue battling the cancer.
However, with in-home care services, family members need not worry about their loved one being alone or having to help their loved one with personal care or housekeeping chores.
At FCP Live-In, our in-home caregivers provide affordable, customized care so that older adults can stay in the security of their familiar environment during a time of upheaval in their lives.
About FCP Live-In And Our Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin’s Care Services
We have provided the ultimate solution for assisted Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin’s Care services since 1997. Our live-in Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin’s Care services agency is committed to providing a unique and customized In-Home Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin’s 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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