About Us

Coastal Kids Home Care is California’s only non-profit pediatric home health agency serving children in Monterey, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara and San Benito Counties.  For the last 15 years, we have improved the quality of life for children coping with injury, short-term illness, chronic conditions, developmental delays, and those facing the end-of-life.

HOME-BASED PEDIATRIC PALLIATIVE CARE

Children with serious or life-limiting illness qualify for specialized medical care and family support services in the comfort of home. Palliative care provides relief from pain and symptoms for pediatric patients while assisting parents to address the emotional impacts of caring for a child with complex health needs. The goal is to improve the quality of life for the whole family.

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IN-HOME SHIFT AND RESPITE NURSING

Caring for a child with complex medical needs can be strenuous and time-consuming. For many families, balancing the high demands of caring for their child, with work, and the needs of their other family members can become overwhelming. Coastal Kids Home Care shift nurses are available to help through offering in-home RN, LVN or CNA level care in shifts of 3-8 hours.

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PEDIATRIC HOME HEALTH CARE

Children (ages 0-21) with medical needs requiring nursing or therapy services may benefit from home healthcare. With a referral and physicians order, our pediatric nurses travel directly to your home to offer skilled services including blood draws, infusions, wound care, and medication administration. Physical and Occupational Therapy supports children to develop the strength and coordination to handle daily tasks independently.

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COUNSELING

At Coastal Kids Home Care, our counseling team believes that mental health plays a critical role in the overall well-being of children. We coordinate closely with physicians, parents and children to develop individualized goals of care. Together we identify the type of therapy most appropriate for your child’s situation and work in partnership with you to respond to their needs.

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Learn about ways to support us!

Although the majority of the agency's patients are from families living at or below the poverty line, we are proud to say that Coastal Kids Home Care has never turned a child or family away for inability to pay—and we never want to. Thanks to our grants, event sponsorships, private donations, and tireless hours from staff, Coastal Kids has provided more than 70,000 in-home visits to more than 9,000 medically fragile children.