Mesothelioma patient can now avail of home care service which can give you most of the same care and services that you will get in a hospital. Your doctor should work with your home care providers to set up the best plan of care or the kind of services you need, the type of staff best suited to provide those services, and how often the services are needed. There are different types of home care services available for mesothelioma patient, these are:
Nursing care. A highly skilled registered nurse can be very helpful to an asbestos mesothelioma cancer patient. This nurse comes into the home, looks at the care needs you and your family have, and sets up a plan of care along with the doctor. Services may include the care of wounds; ostomy care; giving intravenous treatments; giving and supervising medicines; and watching for side effects.
Home health aides or home care aides. An aide can help you with your personal care, such as getting in and out of bed, walking, bathing, and dressing.
Occupational therapy. An occupational therapist will help you to overcome problems that keep you from doing normal activities of daily living. An occupational therapist will look at what you can do, and then teach you new ways to do daily tasks, like eating, bathing, dressing, and household routines.
Homemaker/attendant care. A homemaker can perform light household tasks for you, like laundry, meals, housekeeping, and shopping. These services are done to help maintain your house rather than give health care. Some agencies assign a home health aide these tasks in addition to the health services.
But if you cannot afford to hire a home care service provider, you can still ask the help of volunteers from a community organization, a home care agency, or hospice can sit with you, give emotional support, and help with personal care, paperwork, and getting to and from doctor visits.
That’s it for now, i hope you find these tips helpful.