One of my friends was diagnosed with cancer and is going through chemotherapy at a hospital in San Francisco. What are some good ways that I can support her during this difficult time? Thanks

Asked by: Deborah Burstyn |Posted on: February,22 | Viewed: 400 times


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Hi Deborah, we're so sorry to hear about your friend. But how wonderful that she has someone like you by her side during this difficult time. There are a number of ways that you can be supportive during this time, so that you can take some of the burden off her plate. 

One great resource is the Seniorly Pinterest page "Caregiver Support" - It's filled with tips, advice, and motivational quotes to help those in a similar role. Our "Gift Guides" page is also filled with gift baskets that are the perfect pick-me-up for loved ones battling cancer. 
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Another great option is to find a senior care community that can care for your friend for a short period of time while she recovers from chemotherapy and transitions home from the hospital. Many of these communities have 24-hour staff that can provide much-needed care to residents with serious illnesses. 
These communities also offer meal service for specific diets, medication management, and assistance with the activities of daily living (including showering, dressing, toileting, etc.). This type of care is almost like providing your friend with a mini-vacation. In a senior community, she can get the care she needs to get back on her feet and feel stronger and more confident about going back home after treatment. 
Feel free to call us at (415) 570-4370 if you would like to speak with someone about care options and we'll be happy to assist you! If you prefer being contacted by email, you can always reach us at for more information. Thank you for reaching out and don't forget, we're always here to help.

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