The process of aging is characterized by a disruption in the normal functioning of the body and its various systems. In this regard, the risk of developing all kinds of diseases increases. First of all, these are diseases of the cardiovascular system and cancer.
In recent decades, cancer has been named the leading cause of death among the elderly. The nature and severity of the disease depends on the type of tumor. Chemotherapy significantly weakens the body and can cause various symptoms - pain, loss of appetite, dizziness, vomiting, etc. This disrupts the patient's normal functioning - he or she needs professional care.
Cancer patients are treated by interdisciplinary teams of medical specialists. The oncologist directs the diagnosis and develops the strategy and tactics of treatment, but the help of other health caregiving professionals is often needed. If a tumor affects one of the body systems, for example, the respiratory organs, the endocrine system, and the like, an appropriate specialist will be included in the interdisciplinary team to help stabilize the patient's condition as much as possible.
In order to maintain a cancer patient in a stable condition, it is extremely important to provide him or her proper nutrition and constant psychological support. If such patients stay at home for a long time, all these tasks are fulfilled by a professional foreign caregiver 24/7.
Cardiovascular (Heart) Diseases
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the name for the group of disorders of heart and blood vessels, and include: hypertension (high blood pressure), coronary heart disease (heart attack), cerebrovascular disease (stroke), peripheral vascular disease. This group of diseases damages the cardiovascular system. The heart muscle is damaged, its ability to contract and expand is impaired, which reduces blood flow to various organs, including the brain.
Vascular damage can manifest as weakening of the blood vessel walls, which increases the risk of rupture and bleeding. When it comes to hemorrhagic stroke, blood accumulates inside the skull which causes strong pressure on sensitive brain cells. Signs of a hemorrhagic stroke include headache, paralysis or weakness of one side of the body (left or right), confusion and difficulty in speaking, or even losing consciousness. As internal bleeding continues, the patient's condition deteriorates rapidly. The key is to get the elderly person to the hospital as soon as possible, and the responsibility for quick response often falls on the caregiver. So you have to contact a family member, report him or her about the condition of his mom or dad and ask to call an ambulance.
Lacol Nursing Company regularly conducts briefings and video-courses for caregivers, explaining in detail what to do in cases when they suspect that the elderly person has had a stroke, as well as during periods of remission in cancer patients.
Besides, foreign caregivers can contact our employees 24/7 and get a rapid consultation in English.
Dear caregivers, even now, at the period of coronavirus pandemic, you are not alone – our stuff cares of you and does his best to support you!
Contact our English speaking employee 072-3593729.