Oct 26, 2011 - 7:30 pm
If anyone could offer knowledge or share experiences, I would be beyond grateful.
My great uncle (who is in his 80s) has stage 4 lung cancer and lives alone. He has received radiation and will not continue chemo. He relies upon my mother (who works FT and lives over an hour away) to assist him with cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping, etc. He has a kindly neighbor who is wonderful in providing transportation to doctor visits. He has a visiting nurse for medical reasons, but no one to help him with other necessities of life.
He and my mother have an appointment with a cancer group who will aid him in these tasks, but they won't meet with them until mid-November (and that's just for the first consultation).
Has anyone on these boards know of any societies that offer this type of assistance to cancer patients? My uncle can and will pay, he just needs assistance ASAP.
Also, slightly related, my mom is overwhelmed. Since he was given a short number of months, she wonders if and when is the right time for Hospice. However, he might slightly recover after the affects of the chemo wear off.
Thank you for any advice,