Being diagnosed with breast cancer leaves one feeling lost and shaken. At such an emotional and challenging time, support from friends and family can make a difference. Another welcoming comfort is the knowledge of a strong support system through healthcare.
Community Nursing Services Home Health & Hospice (CNS) along with the Salt Lake Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure are aiming to soften the blow that comes with the unfortunate news of cancer. They provide a comprehensive range of services that enable patients to return home from the hospital faster or allow patients to remain in the comfort of their home and receive the health care they need.
Case managers work directly with the patient, family, and physician to oversee the implementation of the plan of care. The SLC affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure works to provide CNS with the funding necessary to offer additional resources to breast cancer patients who do not have health care coverage for services needed in the community.
Uninsured and underinsured breast cancer patients are eligible for supportive care provided by the medical staff. As a partner agency, CNS is committed in the effort of improving the lives of breast cancer patients. It also strives to ensure high quality care is provided to all patients, regardless of their ability to pay for services.
What can one expect as a personal experience? Upon admission to CNS, all breast cancer patients are assessed by the clinical team. A individualized and comprehensive care plan is also developed to meet the patient’s needs. Supportive visits can also be made by the CNS staff or medical director if needed. In addition, the patient’s primary care physician will collaborate with the CNS medical staff in order to ensure that the patient receives all services needed.