MUMBAI, July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Care24 Redefines Healthcare; Launches Cancer Care
- Hospital Services Come to Home
- First-of-its-kind in India
- Oncologists Applaud Initiative
In consonance with its avowed objective of providing healthcare services at home, Care24, a leading home healthcare service provider announces today that it has launched cancer care services available to patients affected by cancer at their homes. The start of cancer care at home is unprecedented and exceptional in the Indian medical history.
(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160720/10150935) Announcing the launch, Mr. Mathieu Morand, VP - Chronic Care, Care24 told media persons, "We are always committed to providing cost-effective, comfortable and curative services to patients suffering from various diseases. As a step forward, we are proud to launch our 'Cancer Care Service' which will be managed right at their homes. We are sure that this will not only enable many cancer patients to fight the cancer menace coolly and bravely but also help them emerge from the scourge triumphantly. We are committed to participating in a collective effort to increase cancer survival rate."
Cancer is one of the leading causes of deaths in India, which has nearly three million patients suffering from the disease. Annually, over half a million (about 5.5 lakh) people die of cancer in India. The WHO said this number is expected to rise to 700,000 by 2015-16. Experts say the incidence of the cancer is projected to grow five-fold by 2025. However, several cancers are treatable, and the survival rate among common cancer patients does see a rise.
Many cancers are curable, but treatment does affect the patient's quality of life and impacts the family and other carers. With the right care and support, it is possible to smoothen the treatment experience for both - the patient and family. Cancer patients have very specific needs for recovery and attention. To meet growing challenges posed by cancer, Care 24 has launched Cancer Care, which is available at a cancer patient's home. Now they no longer need to worry as Care 24 is there to take care and give them not only hope but also longevity.
Care 24 offers an array of Cancer Care Services. They include: rehabilitative, palliative and supportive care dedicated to cancer patients' needs, at post-surgery stage, during chemotherapy, for survivorship support or to make end of life as comfortable as possible. Onco-nurses will be at hand under the supervision of trained physicians and consulting experts.
Care 24's dedicated team ensures holding the hand of cancer patients and their family during the whole journey from diagnosis onward. The coaching focuses on:
- Diagnosis and treatment protocol
- Stress management techniques and emotional support
- Side-effect counselling
- Accompanying the step-by-step treatment
- Coordination and information on available resources
- Advice on lifestyle decisions
Care24 has built a dedicated team of palliative physicians, experienced nurses and cancer coaches bringing in decades of experience in cancer treatment. The palliative physicians ensure the strict adherence to protocols prescribed by the medical consultants. The collaboration with palliative experts enables them carefully to monitor the side effects on the patients. The cancer coaches with several years of relevant experience with cancer patients are also well-versed with stress management and provide relevant research reports and information to patient and family on timely basis. They have shown exceptional abilities to relate and accompany the Cancer patient in their arduous journey and make them feel less vulnerable and more secure.
The oncology nurses have specialisation in different cancer types, stages and treatment protocols. They have undergone intense training in latest care delivery techniques and strict evaluations which ensure that that they are well equipped to administer cancer patients from day one. As the cancer patient's mental strength increases his capacity to combat cancer effectively also rises paving approach to early recovery.
Care 24 Advantages
All cancer care services rendered by Care24 Team are done with strict compliance and utmost confidentiality as per laws of the state of Maharashtra. This means under no circumstances it will share information regarding cancer care unless specifically requested by the concerned patient. Care 24's staff is extensively trained to this effect and uphold this high standard within the letter and spirit of the law.
Care24 is a leading home healthcare service provider in Mumbai, which offers personal and affordable healthcare assistance within the comforts of one's home. Currently, it serves the whole of Mumbai and Navi Mumbai.
The brainchild of three bright IIT alumni - Vipin Pathak, Abhishek Tiwari and Garima Tripathi, Care24 has been in operation in Mumbai since December 2014. Since then, it has helped more than 10,000 patients comfortably heal at home. Care24 offers world-class medical care at home with 100% background verified caregivers. Services dispensed include nurses (ANM, GNM and B.Sc.), attendants, physiotherapists, nutritional guidance, pregnancy care and infant care.
As patients need the continuity of care at home to recover physically, mentally, psychologically and emotionally fast with ease and comfort Care24 acts as an extended arm for the hospitals at their homes. Please visit Care24's website: https://care24.co.in/
Media Contact: Krutikaa Jawanjal [email protected] +91-8898831287 Social Media Manager Ageis Care Pvt. Ltd.
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