Cedar Care is geared to assist in frail care of patients who require special attention.
BED-BOUND PATIENT CARE
Bed-bound patients require special care as they are limited in their activities and this negatively impacts the body.
Problems that may arise from being bed-bound include: bed sores, stiffening and contracting, breathing difficulties and in some cases, blood clots. Being bed-bound can cause medical complications but can also make a patient feel imprisoned and our professionals understand this and are dedicated to easing both the physical and emotional distress of patients.
Our caregivers will change the patients position frequently, assist the patient during mealtime and when taking medication, perform skin checks every day, bath patients and assist in general grooming. The dignity and comfort of our patients is our number one priority.
CANCER PATIENT CARE
Cedar Care provides comforting and compassionate care for cancer patients – this is known as palliative care. Our aim is to reduce the emotional, spiritual, physical and psycho-social distress of cancer patients and is based on symptom management. The primary goal of palliative care is to give the patient a sense of peace and to increase their comfort.
Our cancer care assists patient with their immediate needs and also involves their families and loved ones, helping them understand the knock-on psychological effects that cancer causes.
MOTOR NEURON DISEASE PATIENT CARE
The Motor Neuron Diseases (MND) is a group of neurological disorders that affect motor neurons selectively. Motor Neuron’s are the cells that control voluntary muscle activity such as breathing, walking, speaking, swallowing and general physical movement. These diseases are usually progressive.
As the diseases affect general quality of life, our assistance is structured around feeding, ablution functions and general moving. The treatment we offer is focused on relieving these symptoms and involves a variety of health care professionals.
These professionals include: speech-language therapists, neurologists, social works, palliative care specialists, psychologists and nurses.
A tracheostomy surgery involves making a hole in the neck that goes through into the windpipe. After making the hole, a plastic tube is inserted in order to keep it open. This kind of surgery is needed when the airway is blocked, or a condition exists that makes breathing difficult for the patient.
Our care ensures that no infections or complications occur after surgery and regular care and observation is required.