Srinivas, an 83-years old male, was diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma during the later stages of his life. He was under the care of a senior onco-palliation specialist in Bangalore. Given his age and the spread of carcinoma, chemotherapy was ruled out of for him.
The spread of cancer was making Srinivas go through a lot of pain, loss of appetite, and nausea, and was also affecting his ability to move around.
With his son in the US and daughter in Pune, Srinivas’ wife was his primary caregiver. The family was worried about the well-being of the caregiver and her ability to cope with the deteriorating health of her
husband. The kids were worried that the emotional stress from their father’s cancer would also take a toll on their mother who was also a senior citizen.
Ubiqare’s End of Life Care Program Offers Comfort and Clinical Care
Srinivas’ onco-palliation specialist recommended Ubiqare to his kids and family. Once, we were briefed about Srinivas’ health condition and his family situation, we stepped in immediately with an action plan.
We assigned a Care Doctor to interact with Srinivas’ onco-palliation specialist and coordinate the medical supervision at home. The Care Doctor monitored and cared for Srinivas at home based on the care regimen drawn up in consultation with the specialist. The Care Doctor regularly updated the Specialist about the condition of Srinivas.
We also assigned a skilled onco-nurse to care for Srinivas. This nurse was coordinated by the Care Doctor and followed the care regimen drawn up by Ubiqare.
The Care Regimen included pain management as prescribed by the specialist to offer comfort to Srinivas.
Our supportive care services coordinated with proximity clinics to offer necessary medical attention to Srinivas without him having to travel to the hospital.
The Ubiqare team also interacted regularly with Srinivas’ son and daughter to help them understand their father’s care regimen and his health condition. Our team also offered necessary emotional support to Srinivas’ wife who was struggling with anxiety caused by her husband’s health.
Srinivas experienced relief and comfort from our support system. He was happy to receive the care at home instead of traveling to hospital. His family was quite relieved to have the care ecosystem with proximity clinics to offer immediate medical intervention and support to Srinivas during times of need.
Srinivas’ family – especially his kids – were happy to have our team by their side. Our involvement allowed his wife to relax a little given her primary caregiver’s role. We were able to help her through her anxiety and stress. His kids were thankful that we took the time to update them about their father’s health and the current state of treatment and its expected outcomes.
For Srinivas’ family, Ubiqare was not just about home based medical services. Instead, we became the support system that helped them deal with his illness and the accompanying stress at physical and emotional level.