Compassionate cancer care solutions in the comfort of home

When a loved one is diagnosed with an advanced disease - such as cancer - and he or she is ready to come home, what type of home care program is better: Home Health or Hospice?

Typically, Home Health provides the physical treatment required by the patient; Hospice care does not provide "curative" treatment but has specialized expertise in pain and symptom management. BJC Home Care has combined the physical treatment of home health care with the pain and symptom management provided by our hospice program. We have the only specialized program in the St. Louis area addressing the needs of advanced-stage cancer patients.

Care is provided by registered nurses, social workers, home health aides, physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists. Staff members act as advocates for patients and physicians, ensuring quality and continuity of care.

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  • Pain and symptom management
  • Chemotherapy side effects management (constipation, anemia, fatigue, nausea/vomiting, neuropathies)
  • Skin/wound care, including care to irradiated sites and decubitus wound care
  • Lab work
  • Total parenteral nutrition (TPN), Pleurx catheters and negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT)
  • Education to caregivers
  • Expertise in insurance reimbursements (Medicare/Medicaid/private insurance)
  • Emotional support to the patient and family