The daffodil has been the Canadian Cancer Society’s symbol of hope and courage for more than 50 years. Throughout the month of April, the Canadian Cancer Society has been handing out daffodil pins nationwide, asking Canadians to join the fight against cancer. At Home Care Assistance of Vancouver, we encourage our senior clients and their families to wear these pins in support of those who have battled cancer, as well as those who are currently in treatment or living with cancer.
A cancer diagnosis is as difficult for the patient as it is for their family members. If you have become a caregiver for elderly parent or loved one with cancer and feel overwhelmed by your caregiving responsibilities, you are not alone. Every three minutes, someone in Canada is diagnosed with cancer, with most becoming dependent on a family member to provide care, assistance and support.
Caring for an elderly loved one with cancer is not an easy task. From feelings of anger and frustration to guilt and sadness, it is common for family members to struggle with a range of emotions. When families are at a loss of how to care for and help their loved one in the battle against cancer, they turn to the professionals at Home Care Assistance for comprehensive cancer care and invaluable emotional support.
With Home Care Assistance, a highly trained and compassionate in-home caregiver is available to provide assistance twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. Caregivers can accompany seniors to medical appointments, chemotherapy or radiation sessions and also help with cooking meals, personal care, medication reminders and more. Seniors receive the expert care and one-to-one attention they need and deserve from the comfort of their own home, while families enjoy peace of mind knowing their loved one is in professional and caring hands.
To learn more about our advanced cancer care services or to request a free in-home consultation, contact a Case Manager at 778-279-3634. If you would like to join the fight against cancer, please make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society.