Practical preparation before and after treatment

Looking after someone with cancer

Caring can mean many things, including being a good listener, helping with personal care, providing transport or assisting with everyday chores.

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    What is a carer?

    A carer is someone who gives unpaid practical and emotional support to a person who could not manage without this help.

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    Being there during diagnosis, treatment and after treatment

    When the person you care for is having tests or being treated for cancer, you may face a range of practical and emotional issues.

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    Support from health and social care professionals

    The person you are caring for may have health and social care professionals who can help you look after them.

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    Organising help before they go home

    There are things you can do to get the house ready before the person you care for goes home.

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    Preparing your home

    There are practical things you can do to get the house ready before the person you care for comes home.

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    Managing everyday needs

    You may need to help the person you are caring for with things like medicines. You can get support to help you with this.

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    Support for you

    Caring for someone with cancer can be challenging and tiring. Help is available to support carers and enable them to look after their loved one.

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    Caring if the illness gets worse

    If cancer gets worse, you may no longer be able to care for your loved one at home. Support is available to help you.

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    Making decisions and planning ahead

    There may be decisions and plans that you and the person you are caring for need to make for the future.

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    Life after caring

    There is support available if you are caring for someone who is at the end of life.