Whether you’ve been recently diagnosed or well into survivorship, cancer rehabilitation can play a vital role in the recovery process. At Central Maine Healthcare, our comprehensive rehabilitation program is focused on helping you manage the effects of cancer and its treatment, so you can get back to doing what you need and love to do.
Dedicated Team, Personalized Plans
Our cancer rehabilitation program includes your own dedicated, multi-skilled team—including physical, occupational and speech therapists, physiatrists, specially trained nurses, dietitians, mental health professionals and more. These experts work closely together, with your oncologists and with you to create a personalized plan based on your unique needs and goals. We’ll also work with your health insurance provider to help determine coverage.
Ways we can help include:
- Improving physical strength
- Managing common symptoms of cancer its treatment, including pain, fatigue and sleep problems
- Increasing your ability to care for yourself and perform daily activities
- Adjusting to actual, perceived and potential losses
- Reducing anxiety and depression
- Reducing hospital stays
Specialized Lymphedema Therapy
With some cancer surgeries, lymph nodes and the attached vessels may need to be removed. That can sometimes result in painful swelling in the arms and legs, called lymphedema.
Our licensed lymphedema therapists provide a variety of treatments to help control these symptoms, including education, manual lymphatic drainage, compression bandaging, skin care and self-management techniques and appropriate exercise.
As one of only three acute rehabilitation centers in the state of Maine, we can provide three hours of therapy per patient per week, which is much more than a skilled nursing unit is able to offer. That means a much shorter average length of stay for our patients. We’re focused on getting you home.