Here are some of the different types of trained professionals from Care24 who can help care for your loved one at home:
General Physician (GP)
Also known as the regular family doctor, a GP can look after the overall care that your loved one is getting at home. The GP can help organize for nurses and other professionals to come home and care, as well as offer you immediate advice on further steps to be taken in case of an emergency.
A nurse can come for regular visits and help with various nursing care
, including administering medication, helping with dressing, checking and advising about nutrition and exercise and more. A nurse can also explain in detail how you can also look after your loved one at home on a daily basis, in the absence of a nurse or caregiver.
In many instances, your loved one may have trouble in controlling bowel movements which can often lead to inconvenience and embarrassment, and also become difficult for family members to manage. A continence adviser will be able to assist with the same and also advise about what methods or equipment can help to take care of the condition.
Occupational Therapist (OT)
An occupational therapist is a trained professional
who will help you set up the home in such a way that it becomes easy and safe for your loved one to live in. An OT will also suggest ways that will make everyday activities easier for your loved one, as well as for the family members. In many cases, an OT will be able to guide you on various medical aids and accessories that can assist in day to day routine for the patient, such as bathing, eating, mobility and such.
This is one of the most immediate care options, where a private nurse will be with your loved one at all times in the home.
While you may be spending a good amount of time with a loved one who has cancer, professional care at home can make a world of difference.