Healing Connections Post-Surgical Breast Cancer Program

Covenant Health

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Description
The Virtual Healing Connections Program is a post-surgical breast cancer group program for Alberta residents having surgery within the Edmonton Zone. The Virtual Healing Connections Program covers a wide variety of emotional, social, nutritional, and physical health topics.

Our virtual program provides a group setting where participants can learn about a wide variety of topics that will support individuals during their breast cancer journey. Our sessions are interactive and give participants the opportunity to ask questions of health care professionals.

Topics Include:

Nutrition (runs on Tuesdays)

  • healthy eating for healing after breast cancer surgery
  • effects of cancer treatment on nutrition
  • common cancer myths related to food choices

Physical Therapy (runs on Wednesdays)

  • how to progress your home exercises
  • a) level 1- stretches to get your movement back
  • b) level 2 -additional stretching exercises and information on strengthening
  • proper posture and how to do scar massage

Occupational Therapy

  • lymphedema management
  • cancer related fatigue
  • body image and sexual health
  • mental and emotional health

Sessions are one hour in length, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Participants:

  • can choose to register for one, two, three, or all four sessions
  • have four weeks to complete the session(s)
  • can register before surgery, but cannot start the program until one week after your surgery

Key Provider: occupational therapists (OTs), physical therapists (PTs), registered dietitians (RDs), volunteers
Eligibility
Yes, Open to Alberta residents having breast cancer surgery within the Edmonton Zone. You must physically be in the province when attending the Virtual Healing Connections Program.
Application Process
Service Access: See below, Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information. This program is virtual and you can self-register for the program.
Referral Process: No


Waiting Period: Yes,

Up to 1 week.


Telephone
780-735-2757 (Participant Registration)
Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Fees
Fee: No


Fee Reduction: N/A
Membership Fee: N/A
Accessibility
Wheelchair access: Yes -
Other disabled access: Yes - Parking stalls, elevators and public transit is available.
Agency Information
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Last Verified On
September 25, 2023
Address
16940 87 Avenue
Edmonton, AB, T5R 4H5

This Covenant Health facility provides a range of healthcare services including a 24/7 emergency department.


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Hours of Operation
Mon
08:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Tue
08:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Wed
08:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Thu
08:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Fri
08:00 AM to 04:00 PM

This program is virtual.