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Understanding cancer and treating symptoms
for better quality of life

Care Beyond Cancer

Dealing with the treatment of cancer is often stressful and distracting. Homestead's Care Beyond Cancer Program was created to help maintain quality of life and assist patients to continue their familiar daily activities.

Homestead is committed to providing excellent cancer-specific and end-of-life care and services. Patients receive the most current, evidence-based clinical care while being supported by caregiver guidance in the home setting. The Care Beyond Cancer program was designed to pro-actively manage the needs of patients living with cancer. Our team works in concert with the patient’s oncologist to develop a plan of care to address daily needs and to promote comfort and quality of life.

 

Comprehensive Clinical and Emotional Support

  • Highly trained staff for cancer diagnosis

  • Complete crisis management

  • Anticipatory Symptom Assessment Pathway®

  • Transitional support care from a hospital discharge to home

  • Watch list

  • Continuous Care/inpatient care (if criteria are met)

  • 24/7 Access

    • Care Team

    • Triage

    • Pharmacy

  • Registered Dietitian access upon admission

  • Proactive social services for patient’s social needs

  • Anticipatory spiritual support - Grief support/bereavement

 

One-on-one Support

  • Medication and equipment guidance

  • Caregiver Anticipatory Symptom Assessment Pathway®

  • Appetite/nutrition

  • Skin integrity

  • Changes in breathing, sleep habits and body temperature

  • Anticipatory grief

  • Guided, holistic imagery for pain management

 

Specialized Training for Staff

  • Evidence-based cancer care

  • Geriatric Palliative Care

  • Mental status changes from a clinical and spiritual perspective

  • Artificial nutrition and hydration (end of life)

  • Pain management symptoms with holistic therapy

  • Midnight Angels

  • Depression at end-of-life stage

 

Clinician Training

  • Certificate of completion of Homestead cancer care training on: 

    • Pain and symptom management

  • Competency training on:

    • Infusion therapy

    • Drains

    • Wound care

    • Central lines

 

At Homestead, we understand that controlling cancer treatment symptoms can affect quality of life. A successful plan of care is one that has the least impact on everyday living for a patient and his/her family.

 

To schedule a free consultation, call 877-355-4472 or click here to locate a Homestead office near you.