Cancer support when you need it most
It’s no secret that a cancer diagnosis can be one of the most significant events in a person’s life. Identifying your support network is an important piece of the wellness plan for patients with cancer and their caregivers. The Patient and Family Support Services team in the Jefferson Healthcare Oncology clinic help to establish that network of support and create a path for patients and their caregivers to follow.
Patient and Family Support Services in the Oncology Clinic help navigate illness and coordinate patient care during a very challenging time in a person’s life. However, their role doesn’t stop there, our team is made up of trained mental health professionals providing assessments and mental health care when patients need it most. They provide one-on-one and family therapy to our patients, their families, and caregivers to ensure each patient has the support they need when they need it most.
The Oncology Clinic at Jefferson Healthcare offers integrated supportive services including a variety of support groups. These groups meet virtually and on a regular basis. They are designed to provide fellowship and community to those navigating cancer. In group sessions, participants can gain a sense of connection to others with similar experiences by creating a community supportive space.
The Patient and Family Support Services team in the Jefferson Healthcare Oncology Clinic assists patients, their families, and caregivers to identify supportive tools and resources for their unique needs. Research indicates that patients with stronger support systems in place can have more successful health outcomes. Whether it’s transportation to and from appointments or identifying housing resources our oncology team are an invaluable source of information for local resources in our community.