Support at home

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Support at home

You might need some care and support at home due to mesothelioma or its treatment. A lot of practical and emotional support is available.

GP and nursing support

Contact your GP for help with any medical problems that come up when you’re at home. They can also make referrals to nursing services for you. There are different types of nursing services.

District nurses

District nurses give nursing care such as:

  • giving medicines or injections
  • checking temperature, blood pressure and breathing
  • cleaning and dressing wounds
  • monitoring or setting up drips
  • giving emotional support
  • teaching basic caring skills to family members where needed
  • getting special equipment, such as commodes or bed pans

Community specialist palliative care nurses

Community specialist palliative care nurses include Macmillan nurses and hospice nurses. They specialise in advice about pain control, sickness and other symptoms of cancer. They also give emotional support to you and your carers.

Marie Curie nurses

Marie Curie nurses give nursing care to people with advanced cancer in their own homes. They can visit during the day or spend the night to give your carers a break.