At the TriHealth Cancer & Blood Institute, we know that providing complete care involves much more than just the required clinical treatments. That’s why we offer support services, to help you learn, cope and heal.
Social workers and nurse care coordinators are available to assist with adjustment to illness, discharge planning, problem-solving and linkage with community services.
Individualized care and consultation with a patient education nurse specialist for patients with ostomy and/or wound-related needs.
The Faculty Medical Center cares for patients with cancer and cervical dysplasia. Through the center, you can enroll in the Breast and Cervical Cancer Project. Contact us to learn about all of our services.
Hospice of Cincinnati is a community not-for-profit philosophy of care for patients and families with loved ones facing life-limiting illnesses, providing comfort management, quality of life and individualized care.
TriHealth Integrative Health and Medicine services span a variety of innovative methods of stimulating your body’s natural capacity for healing. These services are available in some inpatient settings, and on an outpatient basis at the TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion.
TriHealth Lymphedema Care (TLC) offers comprehensive one-on-one treatment for swelling that results from the accumulation of lymphatic fluid and/or the obstruction of venous or lymphatic vessels. Our highly trained staff works closely with each patient and their physician to design an individualized program to meet the patient's needs. Typical treatment options and services include: manual lymphatic drainage, compression bandaging, decongestive exercises, referral for compression garments, education, prevention and home instruction, and the use of intermittent compression pumps.
A registered, licensed dietitian provides individual nutrition counseling to address nutrition problems, shopping, label reading and food preparation.
Palliative care helps manage uncomfortable symptoms. They get to know your goals, answer questions about the illness, talk with you about benefits and burdens of treatment options, and assist with making plans for care after leaving the hospital.
In designated neighborhoods, registered nurses are available to visit patients in their homes. They can provide emotional and spiritual support, patient and family education, and referral to TriHealth and community services.
Chaplains are available to provide spiritual consultation and support for inpatients, outpatients and their families. The Pastoral Care Department has certified grief counselors and offers grief support groups on a regular basis.
The oncology patient educator is available to answer your questions and provide you with the information you need. The educator can also help coordinate cancer services, including diagnosis, treatment and symptom management that best meet your needs.
TriHealth’s Physical Rehabilitation Outpatient Services (PROS) provides comprehensive outpatient treatment for patients who may require more than one type of therapy on an outpatient basis. A core team of physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists are available to guide and integrate a course of treatment to maximize a patient’s level of independence and well-being. The PROS team aims to optimize function and independence of patients who are impaired from the effects of cancer or their cancer treatment. The team recognizes the challenges of patients who may still be undergoing an active cancer treatment program and are able to adjust the treatment plan accordingly. Treatment can help with mobility, muscle strengthening, cognitive ability and more.
This is performed by licensed physical therapists who can create individualized exercise programs to restore range of motion, strength and function, and improve cancer-related fatigue. They also address postural issues and perform manual techniques for restriction caused by surgical procedures and/or radiation. Education and home programs can be developed for pre-surgical, post-operative or post-treatment patients. They also offer full lymphedema services, if needed.