Chemotherapy Care

What is Chemotherapy Care?

Chemotherapy care is a full-service approach to assisting those receiving cancer treatment during the recuperation phase in which your body recovers and responds to chemotherapy treatments. Many individuals underestimate the physical, psychological, and practical difficulties that may arise during chemotherapy treatment. At Sunninghill Recovery Lodge, our role is to ensure that patients receive the best possible treatment for side-effects like nausea and exhaustion. We help maintain strength via diet and by providing emotional support during treatment’s hardships. During this period, it is critical to follow specific directions from healthcare professionals, like taking prescribed medications, attending follow-up appointments, and gradually returning to regular routines, all while keeping a close eye on your health, which allows for treatment adjustments as needed. We understand that everyone’s recovery is unique and are focused on each guest’s individual needs and experiences.

What does our Chemotherapy Care involve?

At Sunninghill Recovery Lodge, our skilled team has experience in chemotherapy care, including:
• Assisting individuals who lack mobility by providing physical support
• Ensuring patients remain in control, providing them with dignity and emotional support so as not to feel like a burden on their loved ones
• Assisting in transportation to, and from, medical appointments, including rehabilitation, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy
• Management of symptoms such as nausea, pain, swelling, confusion, or diarrhoea
• Creating a sense of community by surrounding patients with those who are on similar journeys
• Ensuring that qualified therapists, social workers, and psychologists are always on stand-by and watching out for when their services are necessary

Our approach

At Sunninghill Recovery Lodge, we develop an innovative, individualised plan for each guest. This allows us to remain up to date with certified trends, allowing us to learn, adapt, and move forward. We understand that life can be very difficult when trying to run a home, work, or keep up with a normal routine while receiving chemotherapy. To combat this stress, our team ensures that the focus is placed on your health and well-being and that you are met with exceptional care, enabling you to heal holistically and remain comfortable during your stay.

Our objective is to get to know you so that we can ensure we understand your unique needs and wishes, and walk your road to recovery with you from start to finish. You will come to us when you are ready, and we will help get you settled into your room and take time to learn about your requirements to ensure that you are able to remain in control and feel at ease with your recovery process. Our team is experienced in both standard and palliative chemotherapy care.

Once you are settled in, our experienced team will ensure your vitals are taken, treatments are scheduled, and ablution requirements are met. Most importantly, we will ensure you are treated with kindness, dignity, and compassion. We understand that your medical journey is not just a physical process, and so we do our utmost to ensure that your emotional and psychological needs are also met.

When it comes to nutrition, we ensure that fluids are consumed and that our excellent meals inspire you to stay energised. Every guest always has a call button on hand to ensure that we can attend to your needs 24/7. Our main goal is to eliminate anxiousness, ensuring you never feel alone or vulnerable.

We have seen first-hand that this process is dramatically improved when guests feel safe, loved, and in control. We have no restrictive visiting hours or schedules, so you have the freedom to decide what you need and how you want your recovery to happen.

Our approach makes use of three simple steps:

1. Create a non-clinical, beautiful, and safe environment that feels like home but is staffed with carers attending to your needs 24/7, while taking meticulous records.

2. Allow people the ability to face their illness with dignity, creating a space where they can keep some kind of independence, no matter how small.

3. Create a place of real rest and recovery where you don’t have to be strong but can find genuine support and care.