Addressing all aspects of care
When someone is diagnosed with cancer, intense focus is placed on the person’s physical wellbeing – tests, treatments, and doctor visits. At IU Health Goshen Center for Cancer, we understand that many other parts of your life are also affected by cancer, including self-image, work, family, finances and your approach to living. Finding ways to cope with these concerns can bring an enormous sense of relief for you, your caregivers and loved ones.
Through participation in support groups, people affected by cancer learn vital skills that enable them to regain control and restore hope, regardless of the stage of their disease. By attending a support group, you receive reassurance, suggestions and insight, while you share similar concerns in a safe, supportive environment. And most important, you learn that you are not alone – many people have made this journey before you.
At IU Health Goshen Center for Cancer Care, we’ve dedicated ourselves to a healing approach that not only attacks the disease, but considers the whole person. Spirituality is one of the most important aspects in patient care. We offer spiritual guidance and counseling to provide support, hope, healing and compassion. Our care team includes a chaplain to coordinate spiritual support for patients, family members and staff.
Fear, anxiety and stress are common responses among cancer patients and their families. Add the burden of financial concerns, and anyone could easily feel overwhelmed. Each step of the way, our financial advocate works with you to discuss financial options, address any issues and simplify the process. It’s our promise to do everything possible to ensure you get the most complete care available, regardless of your ability to pay.
Since outpatient treatment sessions may require overnight stays, we offer comfortable accommodations in a homelike environment for the patient and caregiver at the Marian Hoogenboom CARE House. The CARE House is on the IU Health Goshen campus and is available at no cost to our patients who live farther than 60 miles away.
Fitness for Life
The Fitness for Life exercise program is designed specifically for people with cancer. With guidance from your cancer care team, including your oncologist and occupational and physical therapists, we assess your physical abilities and goals during treatment. Then, we work with you to develop a personalized exercise plan that you can begin at the rehabilitation center and continue at home during recovery.
Care at Home and Hospice
More and more people with cancer are able to receive some aspects of their care in the privacy of their own home. Our Care at Home services emphasize management of pain and physical discomfort. We individualize each patient’s treatment plan to meet specific, personal needs and goals.
Hospice care treats the person rather than the disease. And our care focuses on quality rather than length of life. Our hospice care is family-centered care, which involves the patient and the family in making decisions. We provide for emotional and spiritual needs of patients and families in the care of the patient.