Ostomy Association of Boston

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Contact Information

Ostomy Association of Boston
Contact: Paul Erickson, Visitor Program Coordinator,
Email Address: pauljerickson@verizon.net
Phone: 781-784-8878

506 Prospect St. Fall River, MA 02720
Area Served: Southeast

Map Location Ostomy Association of Boston

Narrative

Specially trained OAB members are available to visit patients both before and after surgery. Upon request, the OAB visitor will contact the person to discuss any areas of concern and to share experiences. No topic is off-limits, with the exception of medical advice!

Whenever possible, we will try to match the patient with a visitor who is the same gender and approximately the same age and has had the same procedure and the same original medical problem as the patient.

Visits can take place in patients' homes either before or after their hospital stay and Visitors are encouraged to place follow-up phone calls a month or two after the initial visit to see how the patient is progressing. Visits are arranged to suit the schedules of both the patient and the OAB volunteer Visitor. Telephone "visits" also occur, but a face-to-face encounter with someone who has "been there and done that" is often the most powerful medicine available!

Provides support of individuals undergoing bowel or bladder diversion surgery. The surgical treatment is often curative and is for illnesses such as ulcerative colitis, crohn's disease, familial polyposis, cancer of the bowel and bladder. Leave verbal message on phone for return call.

Service Types

  • Socialization Activities

Program Type

  • Support Groups

Ages Served

  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Elevators
  • Near Public Transportation
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Fees: Free Service