We are all touched by cancer at some point in our lives, be it directly or indirectly, and it is estimated that one third of us will develop cancer at some point in our lives. The risk of developing cancer increases with age, with half of all cases being in people over 70 years old and the highest incidence being in people over 85 years old. Cancer care for the elderly is an essential service and SuperCarers have expertise in providing physical and emotional care and support for individuals with cancer.
How cancer care can help
Everyone’s experience with cancer is unique, so carers will provide personalised care tailored to the specific needs and symptoms of you or your loved one ensuring you live as dignified and independent a life as possible. This can also providing respite for you and your family enabling you to cherish your time with your loved one.
We also understand that age isn’t the only factor that will affect your experience with cancer. Each person has a different level of health and independence, different underlying health conditions, and expects a different outcome from treatment. Carers take all of these factors into account in order to provide a holistic and personalised care service. They will also routinely review the care plan and adapt it according to changing needs and abilities, be that through recovery or transition into palliative care.
Carers ensure that physical comfort, nutrition, and independence are always considered, whilst helping maintain positive relationships with friends and family members and allowing clients to live as meaningful a life as possible.