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The Cold, Hard Truth About Brain Tumors and Quality Home Care

Home Care Options for Seniors in Brooklyn NY

Home Care Options for SeniorsIt’s not just aging Americans who may require some type of home care support, but others who might be dealing with a variety of health issues. If a person has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, it can affect many aspects of their life and therefore require some type of home care support.

May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month and here are some facts about brain tumors that should shed some light on why the right type of home care support is essential.

Fact: The average survival rate for people diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor is at about 34.4 percent. When it comes to primary malignant brain tumors, the survival rate for five years is only 5.1 percent.

Fact: More than 16,600 people are expected to die from a malignant brain tumor in 2016.

Fact: Brain tumors can have a significant and lasting impact on a person’s life, including their ability to perform a variety of functions throughout their daily routine. They can also have psychological and cognitive issues that impair thought, compulsive behavior, and more.

Fact: There are more than 120 different types of brain tumors.

Fact: Even benign brain tumors can lead to death if they begin to interfere with certain areas of the brain that are responsible for vital bodily functions, including heart function, breathing, and more.

Fact: Compared with every other type of cancer, brain tumors have the highest initial cost of care and treatment. In 2010, the average “annualized net cost” for care was over $100,000.

While these facts can certainly be sobering, it is meant to highlight a very important topic and that is the value of home care services. When somebody has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, whether it is benign or malignant, and regardless of their age, they should consider all options with regard to home care services.

A professional and experienced caregiver can provide them a great deal of comfort and it can also alleviate a tremendous amount of stress from other family members, friends, or loved ones.

No one wants to hear that they or somebody they care about has a brain tumor, but for the tens of thousands who are diagnosed every year, getting the right information, resources, and support can not only have a positive impact on their quality of life, but it can also lead to greater options for treatment, staying active, and enjoying what time they may have left, depending on the type of cancer they have been diagnosed with.

If you or an aging loved one are considering home care options for seniors in Brooklyn, NY, please call the caring staff at Right at Home of Brooklyn (347) 334-5382.

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Walter Ochoa

Owner & Operator at Right at Home Brooklyn
Walter Ochoa is the owner and operator of Right at Home, which is located in Brooklyn. Walter graduated from the University of the Valley in Guatemala. He met and married his college sweetheart, Jean, who is American. They moved to Brooklyn, where they currently live with their 2 children. They are very involved in the community.

Walter has worked for some of the top financial service companies holding various positions from Project Management to Compliance Control Specialist. Despite his success, he had always wanted to do something more fulfilling that would give him a greater sense of inner satisfaction. He wanted to assist those who wished to stay in their own homes, but could no longer do it alone, like the elderly and disabled. So when the opportunity arose for him to start his own business, he took it. In 2010, Walter and Jean ventured to open Right at Home of Brooklyn, which services all of New York City.

Walter knows he made the right decision because he saw the need was definitely there. Now Right at Home assists not only the elderly and disabled, but adults of any age that need some assistance or an extra hand to continue living Right at Home”. That conviction, plus his Culture of Care philosophy, makes Right at Home one of the most Care driven Home Care agencies around.