An Arizona home was used by one patient to care and care for a patient with cancer, as the state’s health department said Friday.
The house, which has been the subject of an online fundraising campaign, is being used by an 81-year-old man with terminal cancer to care as his house is not equipped to provide enough space for him, according to the state health department.
A family of six, including the 81-old patient, are in charge of running the house and caretaker services, according the Arizona Health Department.
The home was built in 1998, according a listing on the Arizona Real Estate Commission.
The 81-yo patient, who lives in Arizona and has had terminal cancer for 10 years, is the owner of the house.
The family has been volunteering at the house, and the patient is a volunteer who provides the house with heat, gas, electricity and other necessities, the Arizona Daily Star reported.
He also serves as a mentor to other residents of the home, the newspaper reported.
The patient, whose home has been used for several months, has been in the hospital for a while, the paper reported.
It is unclear how long the patient has been living in the house or how much money he made on the house through the fundraising effort.
But the Arizona health department says the patient’s financial contributions helped make the home more livable.
“Our residents are getting a place to live that they can live in the community, with the support of a very dedicated family who is working to make the community better,” Arizona Health Commissioner John Voss told the Arizona Republic.
“The whole point of this was to be a house that people could call home, a place that was available for people to be in.”
The patient lives in the Tucson suburb of Scottsdale.
He and his wife have three children, the health department reported.
A home that is being built for a man with cancer in Arizona is being rented out for a caregiver by a veteran with terminal health issues.
The woman, whose name has not been released, is currently caring for the elderly man, who has terminal cancer, the Associated Press reported.
She lives in a home that was built for the patient.
The elderly man has been caring for him since January.
The health department is urging people to donate money to help the man in need.
“As the state continues to grapple with the opioid epidemic, it is critical that we take action to provide support to veterans who are in need of long-term care, including long-time caregivers who are serving as a lifeline to veterans,” the department said.
“We will continue to do everything in our power to make sure that veterans are cared for in a way that provides them with dignity and dignity of living.”