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Aging • Caregiving Help for Cancer Patients at Home: A Guide to Home Care and Support

Living with Cancer Made Easier with In-Home Care 

 A cancer diagnosis can bring a lot of change into daily routines. Appointments, treatments, medications, nutrition guidelines – it can all become overwhelming. It’s no surprise that individuals who undergo cancer treatment feel they need an extra set of hands at home. That’s when in-home care from a reputable company like HouseWorks can be helpful. 

 Finding a home care agency that meets your needs may take some research, but it will be time well spent, according to the American Cancer Society. You’ll want to review the quality of their services and if the services you need are included. Your cancer care team can recommend the types of services you will need. 

 It’s easy to overlook chores unrelated to cancer — until they stack up, Web MD says. You can hire someone to help with tasks like: 

    • Light cleaning 
    • Laundry 
    • Meal prep 
    • Shopping

In-home Caregivers can provide much-needed breaks for family Caregivers, too. Some agencies, like HouseWorks, offer respite care on an as-needed basis. 

Home Care As You Recover from Cancer 

HouseWorks Caregivers help individuals who are in the middle of cancer treatment or living with a cancer diagnosis by taking care of both the big things and the little things that can slip through the cracks. So even if you don’t need help with personal care, such as dressing and showering, you may need help with daily activities, such as grocery shopping, preparing meals or light housekeeping.  

 When you sign on with HouseWorks, you will be assigned a dedicated CareTeam. That CareTeam will listen to your needs and goals for in-home care and create a personalized plan for your Caregiver to follow. These professional and skilled teams oversee every detail of their client’s care plan, making sure each senior has the resources they need to be safe, engaged and happy at home. They make certain our Caregivers deliver a higher standard of care, too. 

Our CareTeams are actively involved in the day-to-day direction of client care. They communicate regularly with families. They look at a client’s needs from all angles. This allows us to anticipate Caregiving needs and schedules, better coordinate clinical care, make home safety modifications, and support families through any challenges their loved one faces. Families have 24/7 access to someone on their CareTeam. 

HouseWorks offers: 

    • Personal care, from a few hours a week to 24-hour and live-in care 
    • Help with showering and dressing 
    • Medication reminders 
    • Healthy meal planning and prep 
    • Transportation to and from doctor’s appointments 
    • Assistance with exercises recommended by a licensed physical therapist 
    • Companionship and conversation  
    • Coordination for transitions to home after a hospital or rehabilitation stay 
    • Coverage in case your Caregiver is sick or has an emergency so you never go without care 

HouseWorks Caregivers offer personalized attention to help individuals in the midst of cancer treatment live at home safely and comfortably. For more information about in-home care services at HouseWorks, call 617-928-1010 or visit 

Are you looking for Dementia and Memory Care at home? HouseWorks has Caregivers who are specially trained to care for clients who have Alzheimer’s and Dementia.