American Cancer Society Patient Services


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American Cancer Society Patient Services

  1. 1. Patient Resource Centers
  2. 2. The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research , education, advocacy , and service. Our Mission
  3. 3. Patient Services <ul><li>Road to Recovery </li></ul><ul><li>Support for Recovery </li></ul><ul><li>Reach to Recovery </li></ul><ul><li>Look Good…Feel Better </li></ul><ul><li>Guest Room Program </li></ul><ul><li>Social Services </li></ul>
  4. 4. Patient Programs <ul><li>Road to Recovery Free transportation to and from cancer treatment by our trained volunteer drivers. </li></ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><li>Patient must give at least one week’s notice </li></ul><ul><li>Patient must be ambulatory </li></ul>
  5. 5. Support for Recovery <ul><li>One-on-one program matches newly diagnosed cancer patient with someone who has survived the same type of cancer </li></ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><li>Patient should contact 1-800-ACS-2345 or local office to be matched with volunteer </li></ul><ul><li>Support is primarily given over the phone – volunteer may be calling from anywhere in the state </li></ul>
  6. 6. Look Good…Feel Better <ul><li>Licensed cosmetologist teaches cancer patients techniques to deal with issues such as hair loss and skin changes in a 2 hour session </li></ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><li>Classes currently being offered at Glenbrook Hospital, Evanston Hospital and Cancer Wellness Center </li></ul><ul><li>Registration required </li></ul><ul><li>Call 1-800-ACS-2345 or local office to register </li></ul>
  7. 7. Reach to Recovery <ul><li>Trained breast cancer survivors provide one-on-one support and education to individuals dealing with the effects of breast cancer </li></ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><li>Precursor to Support for Recovery </li></ul><ul><li>Same process but patient will likely be matched with a local survivor </li></ul><ul><li>Contact 1-800-ACS-2345 or local office to be matched </li></ul>
  8. 8. Wig Banks <ul><li>Free, new wigs are available to patients at all Illinois ACS offices. Turbans and knit caps are also available </li></ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><li>All wigs are brand new and artificial. Offices are limited in what style and color we have available </li></ul><ul><li>Patient should call 1-800-ACS-2345 to schedule an appointment </li></ul>
  9. 9. Guest Room Program <ul><li>When cancer patients and their families must travel more than 60 miles for treatment, reduced-cost, temporary sleeping accommodations may be provided </li></ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><li>Much is dependent on the ACS’s current relationships with local hotels </li></ul><ul><li>As much notice as possible please </li></ul><ul><li>Contact 1-800-ACS-2345 or local office to arrange lodging </li></ul>
  10. 10. Patient Programs, cont. <ul><li>Community Resources Information regarding support groups, prescription assistance, homemaker assistance, legal assistance, etc. can be found within a patient’s community </li></ul><ul><li>Social Services Licensed, clinical social workers provide information, services and resources to fit the unique needs of cancer patients </li></ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><li>In both instances, patient should fill out a Registration Form or call 1-800-ACS-2345 or local office </li></ul>
  11. 11. Thank you for your time and dedication to the American Cancer Society and cancer patients everywhere!
  12. 12. Thank You