Making Life Easier: Essential Services Available to Help With Basic Needs after a Medical Event

Do you or a loved one need support following a medical event? Navigating the aftermath of a medical crisis can be overwhelming, but essential services are available to help meet basic needs and improve quality of life. From meal deliveries to transportation and cleaning services, these resources can significantly ease your burden and aid in recovery.

Wholesome Meal Delivery Services

Having nutritious meals delivered can be a lifesaver when you’re focused on healing. Many organizations offer meal delivery services tailored to dietary needs, ensuring you receive balanced meals without the hassle of cooking. This service not only nourishes the body but also provides comfort and convenience during a stressful time.

Here are three nationwide programs for meal delivery for medical patients in the US:

  • Meals on Wheels America: provides meals to seniors and individuals with disabilities, ensuring they receive nutritious food while maintaining their independence.
  • MagicKitchen: offers meal delivery services for individuals with specific dietary needs, including seniors and those with medical conditions like diabetes and heart disease.
  • Mom’s Meals delivers fully prepared, refrigerated meals tailored to various health conditions, including cancer, diabetes, and kidney disease, directly to the homes of individuals in need.
  • Give InKind allows you to coordinate support for loved ones, including meal deliveries, through a personalized Care Calendar. This tool helps organize community efforts to provide continuous and customized care, making it easier for everyone involved to offer meaningful assistance.

Medical Transportation Services

Transportation to medical appointments is crucial for ongoing care. Services are available to help patients get to their appointments safely and on time. Whether you need a ride to the doctor, pharmacy, or therapy sessions, reliable transportation ensures you don’t miss any critical healthcare appointments. Here are some options:

Cleaning Services

A clean and safe home environment is essential for recovery. Professional cleaning services can help maintain your home, reducing the risk of infections and providing a pleasant living space. This support allows you to focus on healing without the worry of household chores.

Care Kits

Medical care kits are essential for both practical and emotional support. They often include items like personal hygiene products, comfort items like soft blankets or pillows, snacks, hydration aids, and entertainment options to help patients manage their treatment side effects more effectively.

At Beyond Basic Needs, our Chemo Care Kits are specially designed for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Each kit includes a port pillow to protect the port from seat belts, comfy socks, lip balm, and various goodies to uplift and support patients during their treatment journey. These thoughtfully curated kits aim to inspire and bring comfort to cancer warriors, ensuring they feel cared for and supported.

Help your loved one feel supported during their treatment. Request a Chemo Care Kit from Beyond Basic Needs now! Or are you interested in volunteering or learning more about how you can help? Visit our Volunteer page for more information.

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We are running a special fundraiser right now to help warriors battling cancer all over the US. 

Each donation of just $25 buys a kit that contains a pillow, compression socks, lip balm, and a variety of goodies that these warriors deserve.

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