What is Cancer ?
Cancer is a type of disease in which the abnormal cells in certain parts of your body grow at an uncontrolled pace. This leads to a malignant tumour, which can then spread to other parts of the body as the condition progresses.
Tumours that are cancerous, or malignant, spread into other tissues in the nearby areas. Also, as the condition spreads, some of the cancerous cells can break off from the original area and move to other parts of the body through the blood stream or the lymph system.
When this happens, it can result in new cancerous tumours in those areas. Even if a malignant tumour is removed via surgery, it can sometimes come back again.
Some tumours can also be malignant. This means that they will not spread to other tissues in that area. Also, when they are removed by surgery, in most cases they do not reappear again. However, while most benign tumours are not life threatening, benign tumours in the brain can be fatal.
Facts & Figures at a Glance :
Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide. In 2018, 9.6 million people died of Cancer and the shocking news is that globally about 1 in 6 deaths is due to Cancer (as per WHO ).
Cancer Statistics in India :
- Cancer is the second most common cause of death in India
(after cardiovascular disease).
- Cancer-related deaths: 7,84,821 lakhs
- Estimated number of people living with the disease: around 2.25 million
- Every year, new cancer patients registered: Over 11,57,294 lakhs
How “Aador – Jotno” deals in Oncology Care?
Here are some of the ways “Aador – Jotno” can help you care for your loved one at home in a systematic procedure:
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 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.
This is one of the most immediate care options, where a dedicated caregiver will be with your loved one at all times in the home. The caregiver can assist in all possible ways to make life easier for the patient & can provide mental, physical & emotional support all the time.
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( Occupational Therapist ) 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.
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.
Benefits of hiring a Caregiver for a Cancer Patient from “Aador – Jotno”
We can provide Specialist Cancer care in the comfort of home
At Aador – Jotno, we recognize the challenges related to battling Cancer and we are here to support you and your loved one.Aador – Jotno’s in home caregivers can provide valuable assistance to Cancer patients. In addition to providing any needed assistance around the house, our caregivers can accompany you to Physician appointments, support groups, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, a trip to a friend’s house and provide companionship during this challenging time.
Our service for Cancer patients include :
- Personal care & thorough support
- Medication administration
- Physical needs: bathing, dressing, feeding, turning, repositioning
- Intravenous therapy
- Emotional needs: companionship and support
- Pain management therapy
- Continuous caregiver supervision and companionship
The benefits of having a Caregiver are as follows :
- A trained and experienced caregiver will come home and take care of your loved one in an environment that the person is comfortable in.
- Family members will have constant access to the treatment and care that is being done at home.
- The caregiver will monitor your loved one round the clock and will give live updates to the medical team or family members, as required.
- Your loved one will be able to continue with daily tasks and routine, to the best of capacity, while being in comfortable and familiar surroundings.
- In most cases, the caregiver can also assist in physiotherapy and other exercise routines that will help your loved one recover faster.
- Having a professional caregiver will provide you with help and assistance and some much-needed rest in between caring and worrying for your loved one.
Caring for the Patient with Cancer at Home
Aador – Jotno offers In Home Health Care Services and Support for Patients dealing with Cancer throughout Kolkata area. At Aador – Jotno we focus on helping you or a loved one to relieve your symptoms, enhance your overall well-being, assist with daily activities, and improving overall quality of life. Formal research and patient feedback confirms that care and support can help significantly reduce the stress and anxiety associated with Cancer : Unwelcome loneliness, loss of control and loss of hope. Aador – Jotno will work with you to help you during your treatment and keep a bright ray of sunshine in your life !!!
We understand that receiving a diagnosis of cancer is a major life-changing event. However, many people continue to live with cancer for years; still enjoying a good quality of life. We work with clients and their families to develop a care plan that is highly personalised and responsive to changing needs.
We provide experienced carers to assist you with the practical aspects of daily life, as well as with the emotional, medical and social support. Where required, we will provide nurses to ensure that our holistic service is tailored to manage any complex medical procedures that may arise. We understand that complex medical care can require equipment and other adaptations at home. Our dedicated Care Manager will liaise with doctors, nurses, OTs – Occupational Therapists, physiotherapists and other health and social care professionals, to manage all health care needs to ensure a holistic and multi-disciplinary care plan is in place.
We believe that maintaining a positive outlook is important and our role of providing trusted emotional support is as important as providing professional care.
Round-the-clock managed service
Our cancer care service can be provided as 24-hour live-in care, day care or a short-term respite service – whatever is right for you and includes:
- Dedicated care team led by Care Manager
- Full assessment before care starts
- Bespoke and flexible care plan
- Specialist support and expertise, 7 days a week
- Liaising with Doctors and other professionals involved in care provision
- Meal planning and household/domestic tasks
- Social activities and lifestyle enhancement
“The carers matched with my aunt are perfect and care provision is exceptionally good – the consistency of the care team ensures my aunt is less worried about the future.”
Miss Tulika Basu
“Aador - Jotno and their team of trained caregivers provided responsive, flexible and professional service when our father needed it most. If the need were to arise in the future, we would utilize the services of “ Aador – Jotno ”without hesitation and we certainly recommend their services without qualification.”
“My 58 yrs old wife is fighting throat cancer. This is a very hard phase physically & mentally. I am a retired State Govt. employee & maintaining or supporting her was becoming very hectic for me as I am also a heart patient. My son & daughter in law stays in Mumbai for job, so I thought of hiring a carer who can take care of my wife & partly maintain the household activities. I came to know about “ Aador – Jotno ” through one of our laughing club friend. I contacted them & they provided a caregiver who is taking good care of my wife. I am somewhat relived of my daily workloads. Thank You “ Aador – Jotno ” for being so supportive, co-operative &friendly with us. ”
Ranjan Kumar Jana
“My 62 yrs old father is suffering with lung cancer & caring for him was getting very difficult every day. I am a Factory Manager of a reputed organization& I have to follow strict work schedules. My wife is unable to take complete care of him as she has to maintain the household jobs along with taking care of our only son Ritam. So, I decided to hire a caregiver for my father. I got reference of “ Aador – Jotno ” from a colleague of mine. I contacted them & they sent a nurse named Jaya. She is soft-spoken, punctual, responsible & I must say expert in handling Cancer patients. Thank You “ Aador – Jotno ” for arranging Jaya for us. ”
“One of my close relative is suffering with skin cancer & he is alone in Kolkata since her only daughter stays in Chennai with her husband. I could see how he is struggling &his family is also helpless in this situation. He hired carers from some agencies, but he was not at all happy with their services. So when I suggested him to try “ Aador – Jotno ” he listened to me & tried. They provided him a carer who not only is taking care of him in every aspect but also dedicated in maintaining the household. I can see that he is taken good care of & his daughter & all his relatives, friends are happy for him now. ”