Our goal is simple – to provide the best care possible for people living with a diagnosis of cancer, and we will work together with you, your family doctor, and oncologist. All of our services, programs, and classes are completely free of charge. No referral is required.
Our Clinical Services are provided by a team of supportive care physicians, dietitians, clinical counsellors, and exercise therapists. We have experience providing guidance on healthful diet changes, stress reduction, emotional counselling, decision-making, exercise, and personal coaching.
We offer our services for free. Our patients and their supports can select from an extensive selection of programs and services. Our signature two-day LIFE Program or the online LIFE Webinar series provide the foundation. Consultations with our health professionals support your health, answer your questions and provide you with the information you need to make decisions about your health. Our classes provide ongoing support and knowledge as well as consultations with our health professionals.
The Benefits of Supportive Cancer Care
We offer options for better health and a better recovery. Growing scientific evidence confirms that stress reduction, eating a healthy diet, exercise, and a positive support network can substantially improve health and well-being for people living with cancer and their supports.
We can provide you with the knowledge, tools, and services to support your overall health during and after cancer treatment. Our supportive care physicians value standard cancer treatments, and will work with you, your family doctor, and oncologist to provide the best cancer care possible.
How Our Care Approach Is Different – Cancer vs. Person-Based Model
Cancer-Based Model – From the perspective of the cancer-based model, the patient rarely plays an active role in their treatment or recovery. Since the focus is on the cancer, little effort is expended to support patients in exploring the benefits of a healthful diet, exercise, spirituality, and emotional support, or other methods to enhance the patient’s well-being. Focusing solely on the cancer can leave patients feeling disempowered and unsure about how to contribute to their own health and well-being.
Person-Based Model – In this model, the person plays a fundamental role in their own health and well-being. Although surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy can play a very important role in treating the cancer, it is the person and their health — mind, body and spirit – that is the focus of care at InspireHealth.
“InspireHealth was somewhere to go, somewhere to call – it gave me what was missing when I was going through treatment. I was won over by their quality of care – I was blown away”.