Caregiver support services at CTCA
For decades, our physicians have offered patients a combination of conventional and innovative cancer treatments in a personalized, integrative care model. We use treatments like surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and immunotherapy to aggressively fight cancer. At the same time, we provide evidence-informed supportive care services like nutrition, physical therapy and naturopathic medicine to help patients reduce pain and maintain their strength throughout treatment.
Peace of mind
Have more peace of mind knowing that everything we do at CTCA, we do to help your loved one get well. The patient is at the center of care in every way, with individualized treatment plans customized to specific needs, plus hands-on guidance from our staff to help make living with cancer day-to-day as stress-free as possible, for both of you.
An all-in-one approach
To help deliver patient comfort and consistent, quality care, most or all of your loved one’s treatments and appointments will take place at one CTCA hospital. The entire care team—from oncologists to supportive care clinicians—are available to speak to both of you face-to-face. They talk to each other, too, with equal dedication to seeing you and your loved one thrive throughout the cancer journey.
Coordinating your care
When you and your loved one come to a CTCA hospital, we’ll assign a care manager or nurse navigator to help you with just about everything. Appointment scheduling, connecting you with your doctors, and working with Patient Services to organize travel and lodging arrangements—you can count on your care manager being there for you and your loved one throughout the entire treatment process, ready to answer your questions 24/7.
Help coordinating day-to-day details
We understand that helping your loved one get well is—and should be—your primary focus. Arranging your visit can feel overwhelming, so we’ll handle it for you.
Once you’ve decided on the date for your visit, our teams will arrange your travel, secure lodging arrangements and greet you upon arrival. Once you’re here, we have more ways to keep you both comfortable:
- On- and off-site guest rooms at reduced rates
- Healthy, high-quality and competitively priced meals you can enjoy right at the hospital
- Resource centers with computers and Internet access so you both can keep up with work and family at home during your stay.
Supportive care services
We understand that caring for a loved one with cancer can be stressful, which is why we offer many services for our caregivers as well:
Cancer Fighters® is a community of patients and caregivers who nurture and empower one another and the local communities to take action, inspire optimism and embrace life. Talk about your experiences and learn from others in our regular support group sessions.
We offer support for all religious affiliations. Our pastoral care team works together with your care team to support you and your family’s spiritual well-being throughout treatment.
Mind-body medicine offerings
We offer stress-management classes, relaxation and guided imagery training, deep-breathing training, humor therapy and at- or below-market-priced massages. We’ll help you stay strong and positive as you support your loved one.
Online message board community
Join our CancerCompass® online community to build a network of support and connect with other caregivers and the patients they love.
Personal Web pages
Create a private CTCA CarePage for a convenient way to share news and provide health updates to family and friends all at once.