The Cystic Fibrosis Center of Chicago can offer an incredible array of support services. Examples of just some of them are noted below:
Connecting one on one. Mentors are people who have been there and complement social work and psychological services. Mentors offer real life solutions to the day to day challenges cystic fibrosis presents.
Some of the areas that our mentors have provided assistance on include: teen, college, and adult challenges; digestive care issues including g – tube; participation in sports; dating and interpersonal relationships; and the newly diagnosed.
Cystic Fibrosis affects the whole person, physically and psychologically. Behavioral issues can affect adherence to treatment regimens and access to mental health services may be required.
Cystic Fibrosis can affect digestion and may lead to chronic malnutrition. Access to nutritional supplements for those who are unable to afford the cost is available through a grant from CFI.
Navigating the world of health insurance can be challenging for anyone, especially someone affected by cystic fibrosis. Through its partnership with CFI, assistance may be available to ensure that necessary medications are received.
The Cystic Fibrosis Center of Chicago, in collaboration with The Cystic Fibrosis Institute has a network available to help meet the needs of all of these complicated issues.