Padma, a 54 years old woman, was
diagnosed with advanced breast cancer and was being treated by a senior
oncologist in Bangalore. She complained of severe back pain, nausea and dehydration which were known side effects of the treatment.
To deal with these side effects, Padma had to frequently travel to the hospital.
Due to the presence of cancer and nausea, she had lost her appetite which had caused
her to lose weight and energy. This had also affected her ability to move
Padma’s kin and oncologist felt
that if they could arrange medical support services for her at home, then it
would help a great deal in her recovery.
Ubiqare’s Cancer Support Program At
Home Puts Padma’s Life Back Together
Ubiqare assessed Padma’s case
holistically and designed a support service to take care of her special needs.
We assigned an onco-skilled nurse
to work with Padma daily. Our Care Doctor connected with Padma’s oncologist to
understand her care regimen and treatment protocol. He started monitoring Padma
regularly at home and updated the oncologist about her progress.
The Care Doctor, under the
guidance of Padma’s oncologist, started a side effects management program to
help Padma deal with nausea and dehydration. The onco nurse helped Padma follow
a special diet to help her deal with loss of energy. The Care Doctor also
initiated pain management to help Padma with her back pain.
The Care Doctor submitted his
assessment to the oncologist regularly who further had Audio video consultation
with Padma to monitor her progress.
Ubiqare’s clinical telepresence
technology and collaborative network of specialists, care physicians, and
skilled nurses ensured that Padma received best quality of supportive care at
home. Tele presence of a Care Doctor as and when required reduced Padma’s
hospital visits and offered her immediate medical attention. The collaboration
between Care Doctor and her oncologist allowed Padma to get the same specialist
care at home which was previously available only at the hospital.
A combination of pain management,
side effects management, and special dietary program helped Padma gain back her
strength and lost nourishment. With time her ability to move around freely
Having the right medical support
at home raised Padma’s spirits which further accelerated her overall care