Lung cancer is the third most common cancer among women in Singapore, ranking after breast cancer and colorectal cancer. According to the Singapore Cancer Society, patients have a much higher chance of survival if it is detected in the early stages, although it also depends on other factors such as the patient’s age, diet, genetic disposition, and other lifestyle habits.
With lung cancer being such a common disease in Singapore, it is imperative for Singaporeans to find out more about the effects of the illness and the quality of home care needed to cope with such an illness, in order to care for their loved ones.
Caregivers should familiarise themselves with the likely side effects of the treatment for lung cancer, which can be discussed with a home doctor. From there, steps can be taken to help your loved one manage the side effects, whether through medication, dietary changes or even preparing your home or engaging nursing services in Singapore to care for the patient.
As a caregiver, your responsibilities may include:
Sometimes, providing adequate home care during the treatment process of lung cancer can be a challenge for caregivers in Singapore. This is especially so if you are trying to balance the caregiving of a family member diagnosed with Lung Cancer while maintaining your daily activities such as going to work and other family or social responsibilities.
Here at Jaga-Me, we aim to help you support your loved one through their Lung Cancer treatment with quality home-based care by our Singapore-certified nurses.
Jaga-Me provides at-home care services for lung cancer patients in Singapore by providing support with medical procedures that can be done at home. Such medical procedures include IV drips, wound dressings, pain medications, catheter insertion and more.
Caring for a lung cancer patient can take a toll on family members who are also caregivers. If you need temporary or short-term relief from their caregiving responsibility, Jaga-Me also provides respite care services in your home. Our respite care services in Singapore are designed to relieve caregivers of their duty and allow them to rest with a peace of mind knowing that their loved one is in good hands.