As advancements in immunotherapy offer new hope for Canadians diagnosed with cancer, specialized Carepath nurses emerge as vital patient advocates.
According to the Canadian Cancer Society, about 1 in 2 Canadians will develop cancer in their lifetime. Fortunately, knowledge of cancer has grown, leading to new targeted treatment options like immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the body’s own immune system to recognize and destroy cancer cells.
You are like a down-home neighbour, a wise aunt, a professional oncology resource, and an angel. Thank you.
Despite the promise of new treatment options, patients and their loved ones often struggle to navigate the complexities of the health care system during their cancer journey. An indispensable resource and support, Carepath Nurse Case Managers provide personalized guidance and support from diagnosis through treatment and recovery to ensure the highest quality of care. “Championing my cause, [my Carepath nurse] pushed for tests and initiated a referral to a specialist,” says Carepath patient Craig. “Both my partner and I owe her a wealth of gratitude, not only for her guidance, but for her demeanour, and the gentle soul she is.”
Offering bilingual services delivered virtually across Canada, Carepath is an employer-sponsored group benefit. Acting as partners and advocates for patients and their loved ones, Carepath Nurse Case Managers use their expert knowledge of the health care system to help clients understand their condition, test results, and treatments while also offering emotional support.
Once paired with a Carepath Nurse Case Manager — a specialist in their disease or condition — patients and their loved ones have a single point of contact to ensure continuity of care. Another patient reflects on her experience: “This is important work that you do — supporting people through such a scary time in their lives and helping them make sense of side effects [and] test results. It really was so reassuring to talk things over with you and get advice. I’m so grateful that Carepath was available to me during this time.”
A leader in virtual care, Carepath is an innovative health care navigation service that provides comprehensive and personalized support to patients and their loved ones in the event of illness or other health crises. Available as a group benefit, Carepath has collaborated with employers for over 15 years to create enhanced benefits plans for over a million Canadians.