At Arkansas Family Health Foundation
, we believe good health is more than just the absence of disease. We know that healthy people create stronger communities, and we believe everyone in our community deserves quality care. That’s why we’ve created several programs concerned with basic health and wellness.
At our Arkansas wellness centers
, there are many opportunities for individuals to better themselves – like classes on diabetes education and management – so they can implement healthy lifestyle habits and make the right decisions based upon this new lifestyle. We also provide cancer screenings, evaluations, and case management through the ARcare Cancer Care program.
ARcare Cancer Care
The mission of ARcare Cancer Care is to provide holistic care for patients and families who have been diagnosed and/or treated with cancer. It is comprised of four epicenters, each offering convenient access to oncology services. Epicenters are located in Little Rock, Searcy, Jonesboro, and Conway, Arkansas
In many instances, people in our service regions can’t go to large metropolitan health centers for their cancer treatments. The result is that they have to rely on family or friends to drive them to Little Rock and then try to find another way to come home if they are sickened by their treatments. Furthermore, follow-up by cancer centers in Little Rock is often inadequate or even non-existent.
We realize that not all patients have adequate transportation and access to care, and ARcare Cancer Care plans to support them by offering transportation
to and from clinic appointments.
In addition, patients will be followed to ensure that they have access to the testing they need and that they are receiving the necessary screenings based on their diagnosis.
Care providers will offer encouragement and educate patients about their treatment plans. They will also address palliative care (end of life) issues and ensure that support is readily available.
Through the ARcare Cancer Care program, transportation, treatment, follow up, home health and other related services will all be addressed for the “least, the last, and the lost” of the Delta.
The people of the Delta will have the best in cancer treatment
and curative practices close to home. ARcare professionals will organize all the treatment components to make sure the patients we serve will receive the compassionate care they deserve.
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