Pediatric Palliative Care for Families
What is Pediatric Palliative Care for Families
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, Pediatric Palliative Care is “designed to meet the unique and special needs of children living with life-threatening conditions by not only controlling pain and symptom management, but also addressing the psychological, social, or spiritual challenges faced by children and their families.”
Ideally, Pediatric Palliative Care is offered at the time of diagnosis. Hands of Hope offers a care consultation model to support your family's primary physician and specialists. We work together with your team. Hands of Hope offers child-centered and family-focused care that includes the caregivers in the treatment plan. Treatment is based on your child’s needs combined with your family's values and beliefs. Care coordination and physician visits are based on the individual needs of your child and services can be provided in many settings, including your child’s school, your home, places where people and things are loved and familiar.
Some of the families Hands of Hope has worked with said:
“Under the care of Hands of Hope we are living again.”
“His medical care improved dramatically and our fatigue and frustrations with ensuring he was receiving the best possible care decreased.”