Practical advice for caring

There are a variety of practical issues you may find yourself having to deal with as a carer.
Day-to-day activities, such as personal care, are important parts of caring for someone with cancer – and may be things you have not had to tackle before.

Personal care and bed bathing

If you provide personal care for your loved one, it can be a positive and experience if you follow the guidelines.  Your loved one may be able to wash themselves/parts of themselves so ask if they want to do this, and discuss with them what the procedure will be before you begin.

For practical information of all aspects of personal care please see theLooking_after_someone leaflet.

For helpful information on pressure ulcers please see the pressure ulcer leaflet.