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SHINE Supports Specific Services for Patients with Cancer

SHINEHelp us "stack the deck" for patients living with cancer in Chester County.

Efficient & Effective - SHiNE is a volunteer organization that provides services that give every patient every advantage in their battle with cancer while maintaining an overhead of less than 2%.

PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

Each patient may be eligible for up to $600 in financial support services per year.
Please work with your Care Coordinator or Nurse Navigator to access these funds.

{ A Care Coordinator or Nurse Navigator }
When faced with a diagnosis of cancer, the challenges of arranging for consultations with surgeons, radiologists and other health care professionals can be overwhelming. Navigating through the medical world and insurance requirements is equally as demanding. The Care Coordinator will help patients schedule required medical appointments. Also, the Care Coordinator will listen and identify problems with insurance coverage. Assistance in getting any needed services, such as transportation, nutritional counseling, and/or psychological support, will be provided. Care Coordinators will qualify patients for financial assistance.

{ Transportation to and from Treatment }
There are patients who occasionally need transportation to and from one of the operating entities of The Chester County Hospital and/or the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Funds will be allocated to help patients requiring transportation assistance.

{ Reimbursement for Anti-Nausea Medications }
For some patients, anti-nausea drugs are not covered under insurance plans or carry a high dollar co-insurance. The physical and emotional health of patients battling the negative effects of chemotherapy without the benefit of anti-nausea medicine is compromised. Our goal is to assist these patients so that their quality of life can be maintained while going through chemotherapy treatments. Patients will need to pre-qualify for any subsidy.

{ Physical Therapy Co-Pay }
Following through with prescribed therapy can speed recovery. SHiNE can assist with PT co-pays.

{ Fitness & Personal Training }
Feeling strong and confident are important parts of feeling well again. SHiNE can help with fitness club membership and expert training.

{ Living with Cancer Program }
Assistance for patients up to $250 to pay a home bill, buy a wig or pay directly for some service. Financial need will be evaluated. See your Care Coordinator to apply.

{ Various Workshops and Support Groups throughout your Treatment }
Participation in workshops and support groups are encouraged to discuss common sources of stress for families facing cancer together. Explore communication strategies that support optimal coping. Practice several relaxation techniques designed to relax and replenish. Individuals that participated report that they felt refreshed, reconnected and recommitted to mutual care giving along the cancer journey.

{ Complimentary One-Hour Massage at Participating Salons }
Massage has been clinically proven to aid in pain management and stress reduction.

Speak with your Nurse Navigator or contact 610.738.2514 to learn more and apply for about the free programs and services available to you through SHINE.

Last Updated: 3/22/2013