CareOne at Wayne launches cancer program which is first of its kind in the state
By Daniele Sciuto, Staff Correspondent | Posted March 6, 2014
WAYNE — Cancer patients deal with many difficulties in their lives each and every day. CareOne at Wayne recently had a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new program to assist in the rehabilitation of cancer patients. With over 29 locations throughout New Jersey, CareOne helps thousands of patients each year with sub-acute care, skilled rehabilitation and long-term care. Now, CareOne at Wayne is the first facility in New Jersey to offer the Survivorship Training and Rehabilitation program, also known as the STAR program.
The STAR program delivers oncology services in an in-patient, sub-acute care facility. The STAR cancer rehabilitation program is offered by trained professionals such as physicians, nurses, certified nursing assistants, physical therapists, oncologists, speech-language pathologists, registered dieticians, among others. Each professional provides their own expertise and guidance in the patient’s rehabilitation. Each cancer patient will have their own rehabilitation plan tailored to the patient’s individual needs and goals. According to Anthony Castellano, LPN, community relations director at CareOne, “The goal of the STAR program is to increase strength and energy, managing pain and improving the functioning for each individual for the quality of life.” The cancer rehabilitation services that are being offered through the STAR program at CareOne at Wayne are reimbursed by many health insurance companies. The admissions department at CareOne will be able to assist with this.
For more information on the STAR program at CareOne at Wayne, call the admissions office at 973-646-7011. You can also schedule a tour of the facility by contacting the admissions office. Tours are available from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., seven days per week. Additional information is also available on their website at www.care-one.com. CareOne at Wayne is located at 493 Black Oak Ridge Road.