Purpose/objectives: The purpose of this study was to examine the case management needs of older and elderly adults. The specific aim was to describe the results of a survey distributed to cancer survivors, asking them to respond to questions about their specific needs. The survey targeted the physical, psychosocial, social, and spiritual needs.
Primary practice setting: Outpatient setting, outreach program.
Findings/conclusions: Fatigue, fear of reoccurrence, and sleep disturbances were of the greatest concern to the older and elderly cancer survivor.
Implications for case management practice: Case managers dealing with elderly cancer survivors can target these needs in terms of transitions from inpatient to outpatient care and beyond into the survivorship period.