Working With the Infusion Schedule
The Cancer Wellness Connections program holds its activities from approximately 10:00 am until 12:00 or 1:00 pm, Monday through Friday. If the volunteers and/or care partners arrive earlier in the morning, they find themselves in the way of patient set up. Likewise, much after 12:00 or 1:00 pm, the patients are tired or sleepy from medication. There are usually 13 to 15 chairs in a room and a volunteer or care partner will target 2 activities a day.
A care partner may go to each cubicle and ask if the patient is interested in her activity, or perhaps she would just like to talk. Meanwhile, at another end of the room, a personal trainer or manicurist might be with a patient, or a volunteer with books and games could be leading a group activity.
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Cancer Wellness Connections posts a video on their home page (cancerwellnessconnections.org) that tells their story and describes the benefits of the program for both the facilities and the patients. Betsy Twohig-Barrett is happy to share the organization’s experience; she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.