What To Expect From Community Agencies
People with a chronic illness now spend less and less time in the hospital. Community agencies are often called upon to provide some health and support services. Among the services these agencies offer are home-health care, family service or counseling, senior citizen services, financial assistance, and vocational rehabilitation. These agencies are discussed in detail throughout this guide. With the exception of home-health services, community agencies are generally not as knowledgeable about cancer treatments as your hospital, but they should have basic information to help you with your needs. Community agencies strive to provide services that will help you maintain your independence and effectively deal with any cancer-related problems.