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Patient Stories

David Ito enrolled his mother, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, in the Iyashi Care program. Thanks to the Iyashi Care team, they were able to prevent an ER visit. He says that the program not only met his mother’s needs, but also became a source of emotional support for him.

15 years after beating cancer, Masami found herself battling a familiar enemy. Learn how Iyashi Care helped Masami and her husband, Hiro, navigate the health care system while fighting her illness. “The team truly is a group of ‘care specialists’ – they know how to support us medically and more importantly, emotionally.” – Hiro

Read Stan’s story on how one phone call brought him peace-of-mind as a family caregiver. “[Iyashi Care] really is another resource, especially for someone grappling with what to do, or who doesn’t know where to start. And everyone is seeking the best for their loved ones.”

Talking with the Iyashi Care Team

Chatting with the Iyashi Care Team Series – We sat down with the Iyashi Care team to share with us about the program:
Part 1: Never Too Early to Call
Part 2: Supporting Caregivers with the most common case – living with dementia
Part 3: Difficult Conversations with Family Members
Part 4: Culturally-Sensitive Care
Part 5: Palliative Care in Action

Other feature articles about Iyashi Care:

Read this special article, written by Dr. Byock, who talks about tips on becoming an advocate for yourself and your family to navigate through America’s health care system.

Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses and life-limiting symptoms. It provides relief and comfort and is often provided along with curative treatment. In fact, studies show that using palliative care starting on the day of diagnosis is an option worth exploring.

This article talks about how it is important to understand what your needs are and articulate that to your doctors and loved ones instead of enduring through the pains of treatment.