Cancer Care - Partnering with Home Health and Hospice

Cancer touches nearly everyone at some point in their life. According to the National Cancer Institute, over 1,700,000 new cases of cancer will have been diagnosed in 2018. February is National Cancer Prevention Month and a good opportunity to target oncology providers in your service area. Incorporate cancer care into your first quarter marketing strategy to promote patient outcomes improved by partnering with Home Health. Home Health Care Benefits include:

  • Improved condition management

  • Patient and family counseling

  • Condition assessment

  • Home safety and emergency education

  • Medication education

  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapies

It is estimated that cancer will have claimed 600,00 American lives in 2018. Hospice offers premium end-of-life-care for those unfortunate patients whose cancer is progressive, metastasized, or no longer responsive to treatment. Hospice Care includes:

  • Individualized care plans

  • Optional home care with support services

  • A support team of doctors, nurses, technicians, chaplains, and social workers

  • Symptom relief and pain management

  • Spiritual counseling

  • Respite care for caregivers

Participate in Cancer Prevention throughout the month of February:

  • Share cancer prevention methods through your professional and social network:

    Avoiding all forms of tobacco.

    Maintaining a healthy weight.

    Exercising regularly.

    Eating healthy with plenty of fruits and vegetables.

    Limiting alcohol consumption.

    Protecting your skin.

    Knowing yourself, your family history, and your risks.

    Having regular check-ups and appropriate cancer screening tests.

  • Promote the importance of early detection. The National Cancer Institute has downloads to help you get started.

  • Promote a healthy diet by hosting a collaborative class with an emphasis on foods that help prevent  cancer. Invite local health-oriented restaurateurs to participate.

  • Visit oncologists in your service area to educate them about the care you provide to cancer patients. Take along your comprehensive patient education guides that help your patients stay on track and achieve better outcomes.

  • Visit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website for free cancer-related fact sheets, posters and other educational materials.


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