Someone reached out for a patient in the Ottawa area who requires support for Ovarian cancer. She is single and requires support with daily activities such as meal preparation, showers etc. I would like to help but I’m in a Toronto and just began this journey myself
Her hospital, which I assume is the Ottawa Cancer centre or she may be going to Kingston wil have a social work department and a cancer care navigator available to assist as well. All she needs to do is to reach out to her cancer care team for a referral to either or both. They can help her arrange for services required. Sometimes that begins with a full assessment, which is someone coming out to her home to see how she functions and then providing recommendations on services available to her; some free, some at cost. But do have her try that route as it does provide access to funded services available that she wouldn't be able to access otherwise.
I hope that helps. And as an OVC patient, please suggest she join our group here. We'd love to help and support when she needs it.
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