Open House for cancer rehabilitation program offered April 24

2013-04-17T20:36:00Z Open House for cancer rehabilitation program offered April 24Contributed by Neil Mangus nwitimes.com
April 17, 2013 8:36 pm  • 

LA PORTE | An Open House for the cancer rehabilitation STAR Program® will be offered to the public Wednesday, April 24 from 3 pm to 5:30 pm (Central time) at Indiana University Health Wellness & Rehabilitation Services at The Crossing, located at 1203 Washington St. in La Porte.

The event is free and registration is not required.

IU Health La Porte and Starke hospitals earned STAR certification in November 2012. The certification qualifies both hospitals to the services —a highly advanced cancer rehabilitation program helping survivors recover from the side effects and aftereffects of treatments.

Most of the services offered by the STAR (Survivorship Training and Rehabilitation) Program are covered by health insurance and are designed to rehabilitate survivors of all forms and stages of cancer. The program uses a multidisciplinary clinical approach, whereby a team of experts—rehabilitation medicine physicians, physical and occupational therapists, speech pathologists, dieticians, medical social workers and nurse practitioners—works with each patient on a personalized rehabilitation plan to increase strength and energy, alleviate pain and improve daily function and well-being.

STAR Program rehabilitation professionals can help with a wide variety of treatment-related conditions and their symptoms, including: pain, weakness, fatigue, shoulder problems, balance and gait problems, memory and concentration issues, swallowing and speech problems and lymphedema. Patients who have problems that they didn’t have before diagnosis, especially if they interfere with their ability to function or quality of life, are candidates for cancer rehabilitation.

For more information, call 855.214.3681.

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Indiana University Health La Porte Hospital, a part of Indiana University Health, has provided leading care to La Porte and the surrounding community for more than 100 years. IU Health La Porte Hospital received an Excellence in Patient Care award for exemplary “doctor communication” from outcomes firm Studer Group® as well as designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology in 2012. IU Health La Porte Hospital was recognized as “Best in class” in a national survey of diversity practices in 2012 as well as received Magnet® re-designation. In addition, the stroke program earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers. To learn more about IU Health La Porte Hospital, visit iuhealth.org/laporte.

Indiana University Health Starke Hospital, a part of Indiana University Health, has provided leading care to Starke County and the surrounding community for more than 60 years. In 2011, IU Health Starke Hospital was recognized by the Indiana Rural Health Association for its efforts and achievements toward advocacy in healthcare in rural Starke County and surrounding communities. In addition, IU Health Starke Hospital has added more than 30 new physicians to its Medical Staff since 2009, and has invested millions of dollars into new technology to assure the highest level of care to the community. To learn more about IU Health Starke Hospital, visit iuhealth.org/starke.

Named among the “Best Hospitals in America” by U.S.News & World Report for 15 consecutive years, Indiana University Health is dedicated to providing a unified standard of preeminent patient-centered care. A unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine—one of the nation’s leading medical schools—gives our highly skilled physicians access to innovative treatments using the latest research and technology. Discover the strength at iuhealth.org.

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