Free Home Cleaning During Chemotherapy | Plus, Support Services for Cancer Patients
Making A Difference In Cancer Patients
Living with cancer in itself is a very stressful experience, but when a cancer patient is faced with the care of the home, that's even more stressful. Cancer patients go through series of chemotherapy, during which they often very tired, physically and emotionally drained. Often times, they need the help of their friends and family to help perform simple tasks, such as, cleaning the house. So what do you do when you can't get a friend or family to help? That's where Cleaning for A Reason Foundation comes in.
Cleaning for A Reason Foundation is a nonprofit professional cleaning service that offers FREE professional house, and maid services to help improve the lives of women undergoing treatment for cancer - any type of cancer. They provide a once per month cleaning service for 4 months to any woman who is undergoing chemotherapy while she is in treatment.
Oprah Introduces Cleaning For A Reason Foundation
Free Home Cleaning During Chemotheraphy How Does It Work?
To help cancer patients with home cleaning during chemotherapy, Cleaning for A Reason Foundation partners with local professional residential maid service businesses who are insured and bonded. These businesses then agree to take two cancer patients at a time and offer free house cleaning to these patients during chemotherapy. Amazing! This is a scheduled four free general cleanings, one a month, for four months.
The professional residential cleaning companies that participate in the Cleaning For A Reason Foundation program do not receive payment for their services. These small business provide the cleaning services free of charge. They pay their employees to perform the work, and absorb the cost of materials and supplies. They have a heart for assisting women in cancer treatment and provide this service as a way to give back to their local communities.
Inform A Cancer Patient
There are many cancer patients out there who are unaware of the many organizations that will provide them with help during chemotherapy, whether it's free home cleaning or providing the emotional and/or financial support needed during chemotherapy. So, spread the word!
If you know any woman currently undergoing chemotherapy, let her know about the Cleaning For A Reason Foundation. The service is FREE. All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax a note confirming the treatment.
Maybe you don't know someone going through chemotherapy, but you still will like to help. The Cleaning For A Reason Foundation accepts donations.
You can become a corporate sponsor. Cleaning For A Reason Foundation are looking for those who will partner with them so that they can continue to offer this needed service to those living with cancer. One of their partners, Hoover, has pledged to give $1 for every new Hoover face book connection (up to $25,000). All you have to do is click and like Hoover on facebook and you've helped give a dollar to a good cause.
Do you own a cleaning business? If you do, and have a heart to help these cancer patients, why not partner with Cleaning For A Reason Foundation. You may not receive payment for your services, but you'll surely be rewarded in heaven. Remember though, your business has to be insured and bonded.
Support Services For Cancer Patients
What They Do
Finding out that one has cancer is one thing, paying for the care and treatment can put a lot of financial stress of the family. That's why organizations like GiveForward provides free online fundraising pages to cancer patients and their friends and families. The free site will allow friends and family to raise money that's needed to cover all expenses; medical and all. All you do is set up a page, share it with friends and instantly create a community of support and givers.
Provides after care services and encouraging supports to cancer patients and their family members. Service provided ranges from how to manage medications, pain, emotions, and relationships; to providing nutritional support.
American Cancer Association
Provides wealth of information on different support programs for cancer patients. You'll find information on Insurance and financial assistance for cancer patients among others.
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Provides temporary to low-cost or free housing to pediatric cancer patients and their immediate families during treatments. This is usually done through a referral by medical staffs and/or social workers. This service helps parents and families of a seriously ill child to be near their sick child, and the treatment facility. (Contact-630-623-7048)
Hope Lodges & National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses
American Cancer Society provides similar services through Hope Lodges. The National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses also provides free or low-cost lodging to families getting medical treatment far from home. (Contact 1-800-542-9730)
More Support Services For Cancer Patients
- Diet and Nutrition - National Cancer Institute
Links to fact sheets about diet and nutrition for cancer patients.
- Home Care for Cancer Patients - National Cancer Institute
A fact sheet about the various services provided by home care agencies and financial assistance available from government, public, and private agencies.
Home Care Facts for Cancer Patients
- Disability resulting from military services can qualify a veteran for home care services from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
- Some Home Care Services for Cancer Patients may be reimbursed by Medicaid. Medicaid covers part-time nursing care and home care aide services, as well as medical supplies and equipment.
- Home care agencies may provide cancer patients with access to medical equipment; visits from registered nurses, physical therapists, and social workers; help with running errands, meal preparation, and personal hygiene; and delivery of medication.
If you are a cancer patient, ask your health-care provider and hospital personnel questions pertaining to possible home care services. There are countless of help out there for cancer patients and their families, key is to do your research.
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