Chemotherapy Care at Home
We're here to help manage your health with chemotherapy care at home
At UnityPoint at Home, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional chemotherapy home care. Our compassionate staff is specially trained to understand the challenges associated with your diagnosis and cancer treatment. Our leading chemotherapy care services strive to educate, provide support and ease the symptoms and side effects that many people experience during chemotherapy treatment - all in the comfort of home.
What is Chemotherapy?
Chemotherapy (also called chemo) is a type of cancer treatment that uses drugs to destroy or slow the growth of cancer cells, which grow and divide quickly. Doctors decide the exact drugs to use based on the type and stage of the cancer; treatments are administered either in the hospital, at home, or in a doctor's office or outpatient clinic.
The goal of chemotherapy is to destroy cancer cells, but in doing so, it can also harm rapidly growing healthy cells. The side effects of chemotherapy vary based on the drugs used, the type of cancer and your health prior to treatment, but may include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Hair loss
- Skin and nail changes
- Memory changes
- Pain or discomfort
Chemotherapy Care... in Your Home, Your Surroundings - The Best Possible Choice for Treatment
Often times, the side effects of chemo are so overwhelming that getting out of bed, caring for a child or maintaining the house seems impossible. When you or a loved one begins treatment, it's also very common to experience a realm of emotions - anger, worry, anxiety or a loss of independence. We are here to help make it easier with our exceptional chemotherapy care.
Chemotherapy Care Helps You Get Back to Normal Life
At UnityPoint at Home, our dedicated chemotherapy care team is trained to provide physical care and emotional support to help you cope with your treatment and its side effects. All services are provided within the comfort of your own home, maintaining your independence and quality of life.
Chemotherapy Care Helps with Daily Activities
Our chemotherapy care staff can assist you or your loved one with a variety of daily living activities, including:
- Bathing and grooming care
- Medication management
- Light household chores
- Meal preparation
Beat Cancer Comfortably. Our Chemotherapy Home Care Can Help You.
UnityPoint at Home can help persons receiving chemotherapy in a variety of ways. Call us today about your unique case and we can help determine the type of chemotherapy care needed.