We provide education to the community and our patients and your families, from prevention and diagnostics to treatment and survivorship. We reach out to the community at events and gatherings to educate you and your family on how to prevent cancer through screenings and lifestyle changes. We also discuss treatment options, side effects management and survivorship care.
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Treating your mind, body, spirit and more
Cancer treatment is not just about surgery or chemotherapy, it’s also about treating the entire person. That includes your mind, body and spirit. We have a comprehensive team to help you, including:
- Behavioral health services
- Financial assistance
- Home care
- Hospice care
- Nurse Navigators
- Palliative care
- Spiritual care
- Support groups and classes
We also offer additional online resources about breast health, written by breast surgeons, for our patients.
Your emotional and mental health plays a role in how you and your support team deal with cancer. We have behavioral health specialists available if you or your family need help coping with your diagnosis and treatment.
Our Patient Financial Services staff can help determine benefits through your insurance, eligibility for insurance or financial assistance programs, medication assistance programs, transportation or housing assistance. If you or a loved one needs to stay overnight in Zanesville, you may qualify for a discounted rate at a local hotel.
Quality of life is highest at home, and we know that’s where you want to be. Genesis HomeCare is here to help you regain lifestyle choices within the familiar surroundings of home. Our skilled therapists and nurses provide the highest quality clinical care along with motivation, encouragement and health education. As a cancer patient, you may need central line dressing changes, wound care or therapies, and Genesis HomeCare can provide those services.
Genesis Hospice has been providing care to the community for more than 30 years. We offer care wherever you call home, nursing facilities, Genesis Hospital and Genesis Morrison House. Our team includes board-certified physicians, nursing staff, home health aides, social workers, bereavement counselors, pastoral care staff and volunteers. We also offer music therapy, pet therapy, aroma therapy and Hospice clowns for visitation. We’re recognized as a Level 4 Hospice for our commitment to recognizing veterans through a pinning ceremony and our work with veterans in the community.
If you are diagnosed with cancer, a cancer treatment program will be designed just for you. You will also be assigned a nurse navigator who meets with you throughout your treatment journey to guide you. Rely on your navigator for help with:
Applying for financial aid and understanding insurance benefits
Communicating with the rest of your cancer team
Coordinating medical appointments
Discussing side effects of treatment or concerns
Taking advantage of support services and community resources
Understanding your condition and treatment options
Meet the caring nurse navigators you may work with in Cancer Services:
Annette Barr, BSN, RN, CGRN, OCN
Maggie Brydon, BSN, RN, OCN
Alicia Hunt, BSN, RN, OCN
Wendy Long, BSN, RN, OCN, CBHN