Cancer Care at Home

What Kind of In-Home Cancer Care is Best For You?

Consider the type of care you may need. You may need an in-home companion to help you at home after chemotherapy or surgery. Talk with your cancer care team and your family caregivers about what type of caregiving to plan for during your treatment and recovery.

Ask these questions:

  • How long after my surgery or treatment can I return home?
  • Will I need medical help at home after my surgery or treatment?
  • What type of help will I need, and how long will I need it for?
  • Will I need help with personal tasks, like taking a shower or getting dressed?
  • Will I feel too tired to do my usual chores, like cooking, cleaning, laundry, and errands?
  • Do I need additional emotional support or counseling?
  • Are personal or household tasks difficult to do on my own?
  • Do I need help organizing my appointments or paying bills?
  • Do I need help organizing my caregivers or caregiving tasks?

HomeCare Professionals strive to be as flexible as possible, enabling us to better meet our client’s needs and schedules across all our services.

Providing exceptional Cancer Care at Home for adults and families in in San Francisco, San Jose, Palo Alto, Walnut Creek, Sacramento, Livermore, Oakland, Rocklin, Citrus Heights, Chico, Fresno, Manteca, Santa Clara, Vacaville, Pleasant Hill and the surrounding areas

Cancer Home Care Services in San Francisco

At HomeCare Professionals we put the needs of our clients and their families first. But don’t just take our word for it read our testimonials.

Cancer Home Care Services in San Francisco

Cancer Home Care for Adults and Families

How Our Process Works

Step 1: Contact     

The client or their advocate (someone acting on the client’s behalf) decide they are interested in exploring home care. They proactively research service providers or get a referral for a company that provides service in their geographic area of need. The client/advocate will then call HomeCare Professionals or visit our Get Started page and communicate the general needs of the client. Home care is not appropriate for everyone and during this initial conversation we will be able to determine if the client is a good candidate for home care services. If the client is a candidate for home care care then an in-person assessment will be scheduled at a time and date convenient for the client should the client wish to proceed.

Step 2: The Assessment 

The assessment is a thorough face to face consultation by HomeCare Professionals with the client/advocate where all relevant details pertaining to the care situation are discussed. The exact cost, schedule, care needs and other factors are all examined and discussed. In some situations, it is possible to do the assessment over the phone when the client’s urgency does not permit the time for an in-person assessment. The assessment is a collaborative meeting where we couple our experience of over a decade of providing care with the client / advocates personal knowledge and history of the recipient of care. At the conclusion of the assessment clients will have a full and complete understanding of how our services work. HomeCare Professionals does not charge any fees to assess potential clients.

Step 3: Caregiver Selection      

HomeCare Professionals has a large team of caregivers who have a broad range of experience and backgrounds. Making the right match between caregiver(s) and client is perhaps the most important aspect of what we do. We utilize the information gathered during the assessment and take those many factors into pairing caregivers with clients. Depending on client preference, one-on-one caregiver interviews with the client/advocate can be conducted during this step, however clients often simply ask HomeCare Professionals to make the caregiver selection once the assessment has been completed. Once appropriate caregivers have been selected and confirmed, HomeCare Professionals is ready to provide service.

Step 4: Commencing Service   

Once the caregiver(s) have been agreed upon and confirmed, all that is required is a signature on our service agreement and services can begin at the agreed upon time.

What Services Does At-Home Cancer Care Include?

Ensuring safe mobility in and around the home

Our caregivers can help improve safe movement and mobility around your home, while providing recommendations as to home adaptations that will make life at home easier.

Providing Compassionate Personal Care

This can include the task-orientated aspects of caring for someone, like bathing and getting dressed, but also those that promote self-esteem, like having your nails maintained, or your hair styled.

Planning and Cooking Meals

We understand the importance of nutrition and how appetite can change when living with cancer and the effects of treatment. We work with our clients to create menu plans that meet their needs and preferences.

In-Home Socialization

We can help invite friends and family over for visits / socialization and celebrations, providing the support you need to enjoy time with loved ones.

Transportation and Errands

Our caregivers want you to remain as independent as possible.  Remaining connected to your local community by going to the grocery, taking a walk, or going for a drive can be very important or mental health.

Companion Care

As companions our staff helps with light housekeeping, light laundry, making the bed, meal preparation, or just sitting together to talk.

Pet Care

If you have a pet that needs to be fed or walked, our companions can help.

Short Term Care or Respite Care

Our home care for cancer patients is highly flexible and we provide our service as either 24-hour live-in care, a short-term care arrangement or as respite care.

Respite care or a short-term arrangement provide an opportunity for a family caregiver to take a much-needed break from caring for someone with cancer.

Our At-Home Cancer Care Services Achieve These Outcomes

  • Promoting wellbeing, independence and enjoyment
  • Reducing isolation and depression
  • Promoting excellence in nutrition and hydration
  • Reducing and preventing falls in the home
  • Reducing hospital admissions and re-admission
  • Reducing caregiver stress

HomeCare Professionals is a licensed Home Care Organization by the State of California. We have locations in the San Francisco Bay Area and in the Sacramento Area. At HomeCare Professionals we put the needs of our client and their families first. The process for putting a successful care plan in place can vary with each client.

Often our client’s urgency dictates the manner in which we proceed. In some cases we are asked to begin services the within a few hours of the client making their initial contact. In other cases, clients may take weeks or longer before deciding to start service. HomeCare Professionals strives to be as flexible as possible which enables us to better meet our client’s needs and schedules, not the other way around. 

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