Cancer care

Every Porthaven care home has a skilled nursing and care team who are knowledgeable, experienced and passionate about providing the very best care for residents living with cancer.

What is cancer and how can we help?

Cancer is a disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body, and the latest cancer research has found that half the people born in the UK will be diagnosed with some form of cancer during their lifetime, so the need for specialist care will be a reality for many of us.

At Porthaven, we understand that being able to discuss a resident’s cancer care is extremely important and we involve our residents in their care planning at the outset as well as throughout their stay with us. We also understand that emotional support is as important as physical and medical support for those living with cancer, and all our staff understand the need for compassion, respect and dignity for each and every resident.

All Porthaven homes have numerous features to help deal with any physical or nursing requirements caused by cancer, but the overriding ethos of Porthaven is to maintain warm, homely and non-institutional environments. Every resident is able to relax in his or her own spacious private bedroom and en suite wetroom, or participate in as many of the social activities a Porthaven home has to offer as each resident chooses.

It’s not just the surroundings which make a huge difference to caring for people living with cancer. Our chefs are trained to produce fresh, home cooked, nutritious meals which encourage our residents to eat and participate in the very social activity of enjoying food and our leisure and wellness coordinators and care staff are all trained to provide stimulating individual and group activities. When excellent care combines with good nutrition, physical and mental stimulation, well-being and contentment are promoted, and that is what we wish to achieve for each and every Porthaven resident.

If you would like to find out more about your nearest Porthaven home, and whether we can help care for you, or your loved one, please call any of our homes and arrange for a visit at your convenience. Click here for a list of contact numbers or to send us a message.

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  • Fully trained, committed and caring nursing staff
  • High staff to resident ratios
  • Nursing care provided 24 hours a day
  • Personalised care plan and medication management
  • Comfortable private rooms with fully accessible en-suite wetrooms
  • Telephone and internet connectivity
  • 24 hour access for visitors
  • Regular communication with families
  • Spacious, safe, beautifully-designed and elegant buildings
  • Excellent menus featuring well-sourced seasonal produce

‘My mum has been on the nursing wing and her care has been outstanding from everyone there. Nothing is too much trouble. Everyone is so positive and helpful to Mum. Her improvement since she has been there, both physically and mentally, is incredible.’

Extract from a carehome.co.uk review given by a Porthaven resident’s relative