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National Cancer Institute: How to Care for Cancer Patients

This fact sheet from NCI gives helps prepare those patients and their families who wish to be cared for at home. Services provided by home care agencies may include 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. This webpage also gives an overview of what financial assistance is available through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and some government-sponsored programs, such as Medicare, Medicaid, and the Older Americans Act.


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