FAMILY PLAN –SUPPORT, COMFORT AND HOME HEALTH
The Family Plan Fund assists patients and their families with payment for services or equipment needs. Patients who are hospitalized or at home with a cancer diagnosis face many difficult hours filled with painful treatments, unpleasant side effects, invasive tests, and much uncertainty. This is interspersed with periods of boredom, depression and fatigue – making it a very difficult time for the patient and their families.
In 2016, the H&CPF provided cancer patients with over 1,950 hours of home healthcare and one-on-one support.
FAMILY PLAN – TRANSPORTATION TO THOSE IN NEED
For those cancer patients with no means of travel, the Harold & Carole Pump Foundation has budgeted a portion of their funding to provide transportation to and from the hospital for treatment and tests. This past year the Foundation provided 2,448 trips. This service continues to be a tremendous benefit for those in need.
FAMILY PLAN – PATIENT NAVIGATOR
Finding compassionate support is important, especially for new patients who are overwhelmed with a cancer diagnosis. A patient navigator serves as a personal guide who meets with inpatients and outpatients one-on-one to better acquaint them with the Carole Pump Women’s Center, the Harold and Carole Pump Department of Radiation Oncology, and the Leavey Cancer Center. Through the generous support of the Harold & Carole Pump Foundation, patients can rely on their Navigator for compassionate support, encouragement and education to ensure they
have every available resource to make informed decisions regarding treatment, options and symptoms management.