Cancer Assistance

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Cancer Assistance Program

CAREpath's Cancer Assistance Program was created to assist individuals in navigating through the increasing complexities of the public health care system.

CAREpath's Cancer Assistance Program was created to assist individuals in navigating through the increasing complexities of the public health care system.

A cancer diagnosis is traumatic. Often people feel confused, overwhelmed, and lonely, and don't know where to turn for help. Our services are designed to provide employees and their family with answers, guidance and support.

CAREpath navigates cancer patients, their spouses and their dependent children under age 26 through the public health care system.

  • We provide individualized case management for all types and stages of cancer.
  • We provide bilingual services across Canada, in both rural and urban communities.
  • We deliver our support telephonically making it timely and efficient.
  • We offer a single point of contact throughout treatment maintaining continuity of care.
  • Our nurses are assigned to clients based on their subspecialty allowing for deeper knowledge of their specific cancer type.

If you haven't already, please view our navigation program video.

Your employees won’t need to fight cancer alone.

Happy Cancer Patient and son

CAREpath is available as supplemental group benefit or in your group insurance plan.

Benefits of the Cancer Assistance Program

As an employer it may be difficult to support your staff through the challenges that arise for themselves and family when facing a cancer diagnosis.

This is where CAREpath comes in we:

  • Help reduce the physical and emotional impact of cancer.
  • Ensure medical best practices are utilized throughout active treatment.
  • Provide expert assessment of current cancer treatment approaches.
  • Provide answers to patients' questions and explanation of tests and treatments.
  • Empower patients to better understand their diagnosis and treatment options.
  • Overall 92% of employees were either able to work throughout their treatment or returned to work once treatment was complete.

Who does CAREpath help?

We help:

Patients and their families:
Helping them navigate the health care system, improving both the quality of care and emotional support.

Medical specialists and family doctors:
We provide family doctors with up to date oncology information, allowing them to remain integrated in their patient’s journey.

Employers:
Ensuring effective symptom management and support also benefits employers, allowing employees to return to work faster and improving performance and productivity.

 

Next Steps

CAREpath is available as supplemental group benefit or in your group insurance plan. CAREpath's Cancer Assistance Program can be added individually or bundled with our other programs for the complete Health Care Navigation System.

If you are interested in offering CAREpath to your employees contact us at 1-866-599-2720 or email admin@carepath.ca for more information and pricing.

Your employees won't need to fight cancer alone.

Once CAREpath is added to your benefit program, as soon as your employees call, they will be assigned a personal certified oncology nurse, who will provide in-depth knowledge about their cancer. The nurse will work closely with the individual to ensure they receive the right treatment, at the right time and in the right place.

At the end of our navigation, our patients feel empowered to better understand their disease so they know what to expect before, during and, after treatment.

 

Testimonials

Bruce Good

Bruce Good, a firefighter with 25 years service facing non-Hodgkins lymphoma, accessed CAREpath services through his wife's workplace health benefits package.

Roger Piggott

Roger, cancer free as of April 2009, talks about how the CAREpath Navigation System™ turned his life around after being diagnosed with colorectal cancer.

 

 

Kelly-Anne (CAREpath Nurse) 

Words cannot express the effect you and your assistance has helped both Joyce and I through this time in our lives. Many things in our life have been challenging but this Breast Cancer, mastectomy , chemo treatment …all overpowered us.

You have directly assisted us through this difficult time as there are extenuating circumstances that paralleled Joyce's treatments. We met with the radiologist last week to see if Joyce needed radiation as she stopped the chemo after 9 cycles. His words are etched into my memory...he told Joyce that she should consider herself cancer free! 

Please show or forward this email to your direct supervisors and administrative personnel. We want them to know the wonderful person you are and how you were our "guardian angel " through this ordeal. Again keep doing what you are doing as you may never know how much you are appreciated…

Gordon Power

For more information:

Our Cancer Assistance Medical Advisory Board:

advanced, accomplished and experienced.

Our Medical Advisory Board includes some of Canada’s most accomplished cancer care specialists. The Board is comprised of dedicated medical experts who are selected on the basis of their expertise and experience in a variety of areas beneficial to CAREpath's vision. The Medical Board includes:

Peter Anglin, MD, FRCPC, MBA

Ralph Gilbert, MD, FRCSC

Walter H. Gotlieb, MD, Ph.D

Srikala Sridhar, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Farrah Kassam, MD, FRCPC

Denny DePetrillo, MD, FRCSC

Bill Orovan, MD, FRCSC

Louis L. Fenkell, MD, FRCPC

Caroline Lohrisch, MD, FRCPC

Demetrios Simos, MSc, MD, FRCPC