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In-Home Cancer Care

The various stages of cancer present very difficult and trying times in a patient’s life. Whether you or a loved one has been recently diagnosed, in remission or extended remission there are no guarantees that the cancer will ever be gone completely. Many cancer patients require ongoing treatment or periodic therapies, and essentially live with their cancer like it’s a chronic illness—never knowing when it’s going to come or go. There are different challenges associated with the various stages of cancer. Physical inabilities, mental stress, emotional anxiety and insecurities are just some feelings cancer patients’ may experience. Oftentimes, these very struggles are what make independent living at home too hard to handle. This is why some people chose to move in with family, or into an assisted living facility.

Home Care Plans

AT Home Care knows that most people prefer being cared for in the comfort and peace of their own homes. This is true for those battling cancer and other terminal illnesses. Cancer poses a unique set of concerns and challenges which is why our team creates customized in-home care plans to help each patient live as comfortably and independently as possible. The AT Home Care team can work closely with your doctor, surgeon or oncologist to develop an in-home care plan that fulfills the patient’s physical, emotional and medical needs. Cancer Statistics:
  • An estimated 1 in 3 women and 1 in 2 men will develop cancer in their lifetime
  • Cancer is the second leading cause of death exceeded only by heart disease
  • In January 2012, almost 14 million people with a history of cancer were still alive
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