Topic: Care facilities for Cancer patients

Hi.  Does anyone have any information on a great care facility for cancer patients in Arizona (Phoenix Metro area)?

Re: Care facilities for Cancer patients

Not sure what you mean. Are you looking for a residental facility or a Hospital or Treatment Center. There is a Cancer Treatment Center of America but they are not that big on CC. My Teddy was treated at Banner Desert Hospital and his excellent ONC has now retired. But I have some other ONC's if that is what you need. I now go to Banner MD Anderson to a Dr. Homsi who came up here from MDA Houston. Downtown PHX is a fabulous Dr. Koep who has treated another of our members. Or his partner Dr. James Cashman. Can you clarify what you are looking for and maybe I can help better? Oh, and I am here for you!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.

Re: Care facilities for Cancer patients

Lainy,
I have to look in to a residential facility that my mom can stay in.  She may be coming here..  she does not want to stay at our home and burden us.. and I feel uneasy having her at home because i have two school age children who can get her sick which could be detrimental to her health.  I can care for her day to day if she is town.  Please let me know if you have any info on this.

thank you soooo much!

Re: Care facilities for Cancer patients

Jeeyoung, on this I do have personal experience. My Dad lived to be 93 and my Mom 94, they were very fortunate. When the time came that I felt they needed to be with me, my brother or sister they chose me so we moved them from Miami to Phoenix. My Dad was very independent and I actually got chosen as they loved Teddy so much. They lived on their own in Sun Lakes which was the same Adult Community we lived in. After 7 years there I made the decision they needed a retirement home. Mom fought it but Dad though it a good idea because he wanted her settled in case something happened to him, which by the way he did go first. They had a 2 bedroom 2 bath apartment in the independent part. . They paid 2,300 a month which included 2 meals a day, and transport to where  they wanted to go. They had a lot of entertainment there and a pool. about 3 years after Dad passed Mom started getting Dementia and I moved her from Independent living to Assisted as Independent really does nothing medically. Everything went OK for a year. She had a studio apartment, they did her wash, she got 3 meals a day they took care of her MEDS but that was it. I felt her care was not the best even though this place was rated #1 in the State...nothing like that is perfect.I believe for the Assisted Care she was paying 4,300 a month. I learned about private care homes and found one that was incredible run by a Haitian Couple. This lady treated her 3  little house guests like they were her little babies. She was fabulous. She even slept in my Mom's room for 3 nights before Mom passed. The rate of this home was 2,000 a month with home cooked food daily and etc. They do not do anything Medical except dispense the Meds.
To sum up:  Retirement Home no Medical Care unless in Assisted. The name of it is The Park Regency in Chandler off the 101 and Warner.
I know there is a group here that helps find a place but have to find out the name as I forgot. They found us the little group home.
One of my friends is the Manager of another Retirement Home and If I knew precisely which way you wanted to go I would also suggest her retirement home and would call her to start things rolling for you.
If you just wanted to put Mom in a one bedroom apartment, not sure if she can be alone, and if things do not go well you would have to move her again.
I know this is a lot to think about but we need to start by narrowing down what you want for her in the way of care.      Sorry for the long post!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.