CanSupport's Day Care program provides cancer patients and their caregivers a safe and comforting space to focus on their personal wellbeing.
Day Care for Children
Children undergoing cancer treatment as well as their caregivers can visit our Day Care centre every Monday. Volunteers pick them up from Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital (IRCH) at AIIMS and Safdarjung Hospitals, and they spend a day filled with positive, life affirming activities such as art, craft, dance, storytelling and music. Meanwhile, their caregivers get a chance to meet counsellors and fellow caregivers in the supportive environment of the Day Care centre.
A nutritional support program offers children a daily breakfast and nutritional supplements. Children and adults alike enjoy a delicious lunch before they return to the hospital for their appointments.
Festivals and special occasions are also celebrated throughout the year in the Day Care with great verve and gusto. A library and a non-formal education program keep children in touch with studies while they are away from their homes.
Daycare for Teenagers
To cater specifically to the needs of teenager cancer patients, a separate Day Care program is held on Wednesdays at our head office. The needs of young and adolescent cancer patients are unique and age appropriate care is needed to address them. The aim is to help the teenagers grow into confident and self-sustaining young adults. The program offers a diverse set of activities that lay emphasis on healing and relaxation, health and nutrition, education and information, personality and skill development.
"I spent more time in hospitals than playing with my friends in the park. I could list names of cancer drugs more easily than the names of my friends. When I laughed, it made my mother cry. All this changed when I started coming to the Day Care. I feel myself returning to my normal self and living every day…and my mother is at peace with my illness."
Day Care for Adults
Wednesdays and Fridays are reserved for the Adult at East Delhi and Head office respectively. Our Volunteers pick up patients and their caregivers from the dharamshalas outside government and private hospitals and bring them to the Day Care for an enjoyable interlude in between treatments.
Patients are offered alternative healing practices such as yoga, meditation, visualization and music therapy. Volunteers are always ready to lend a supportive ear to hear their stories, share their pain and joy, talk and laugh with them. After a nutritious home cooked meal they go back feeling relaxed and cared for, after having spent a pleasant day at the Day Care.
Day Care Centre
A-2 Gulmohar Park
Opp Kamla Nehru College
New Delhi 110049
Day Care Timings
10:30 – 12:30
Mondays – Children under 14
Wednesdays – Young adults under 21
Fridays – Adults
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