We offer a variety of services to support the physical and emotional needs of our patients and their families.
Patient and Family Support
Our interdisciplinary staff works closely with patients and their families to provide comprehensive, compassionate support. We work with patients to help them:
- Understand the medical and psychological aspects of their care
- Sort through the decisions and options during this life-changing illness
- Manage insurance coverage
- Complete relevant paperwork
- Find appropriate support resources, such as support groups and home care
During treatment, a patient’s appetite can be affected and eating might sometimes feel like a chore. Our registered dietitians recommend resources that help patients learn how to handle side effects and how special diets can help restore energy. The dietitians, taking into consideration the patient’s food preferences, explain specific diets that maximize intake, comfort, and safety during and after treatment.
Our dietitian works with the patients throughout their course of treatment to provide them help to learn how to handle side effects and be nutritionally healthy. This can help prevent treatment delays or serious side effects.
Sometimes cancer—or cancer treatment—can make mobility, self-care, or communication difficult. Our rehabilitation team works with patients to help them regain strength and vitality. This team includes:
- Physiatrists who specialize in non-surgical treatment of musculoskeletal problems
- Specially trained nurses
- Physical therapists
- Occupational therapists
- Speech therapists
- Social workers
- Recreational therapists
- Clinical psychologists
- Pastoral care providers
Case Management and Social Services
After treatment is completed, we help patients transition from the hospital to home or an alternative care location. A social worker or case manager helps plan for any special care or services that might be needed, including:
- Visiting nurse, home health aid, physical therapist, and social worker
- Private sitters from home health agencies or hospice
- Special equipment such as a walker or wheelchair
- Help with other placement, if recommended by the physician
- Help with arranging transportation services
- Referrals for financial assistance
- Counseling and support about personal and family issues
- Referrals for psychosocial needs
- Help with spiritual needs
An on-site, dedicated pharmacist saves time and prevents errors. We follow strict procedures to ensure safety and make sure we compare new orders to previous therapies to avoid negative drug interactions. We can hand-deliver drugs and make sure that types and dosages are double-checked before they are administered.
Pastoral Care Services
Our hospital chaplains and volunteer clergy are available to help with the spiritual and emotional difficulties of coping with stress and loss during cancer treatment.
One of the caring extras we offer is a wig boutique located in The Compton Center. We have free wigs, hats, scarves, turbans, and pillows. All the supplies are donated by the community and are free to anyone in need of these items. A person does not have to be receiving treatment at The Compton center in order to use this service.