Founded by a cancer survivor, CanSupport provides a wide-range of free services to help destitute cancer patients throughout their cancer journey; right from diagnosis, curative therapies, to bereavement and rehabilitative support to the families of cancer patients.
Programs: 1) Home Care: Pain and symptom management, supportive nursing, psychological and spiritual care. 2) Outpatient Care: Early intervention of palliative care, enabling improved patient outcomes and continuity of care. 3) Day Care: Creative and educational activities, nutritional supplements, and age-appropriate emotional support. 4) Training: Workshops; Certificate courses in palliative care, palliative medicine, nursing, and counseling. 5) Telephone Helpline: Confidential service to overcome the barrier of physical distance and empathetically and practically support the caller.
Outcome: CanSupport has 31 teams (comprising doctors, nurses, and counselors) who provided concurrent care to 4,330 patients during FY19. Each home care visit (39,964 visits in FY19) costs ₹1,300 but is offered for free. Beneficiary satisfaction with care was recorded at 93% (based on 30,284 feedback calls made after home care visits). 5,000+ members sensitized on Cancer and Palliative Care through 55+ awareness sessions.
Income Rs8 cr
Expense Rs7 cr
Source : Audit Report 2019
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