PEDIATRIC PALLIATIVE CARE 

California's only non-profit pediatric home health agency.

What is home-based 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.

 

Is palliative care right for your family?

Caring for a child with medical complexity or serious illness places incredible demands on a family. Home-based palliative care offers children relief from physical and emotional symptoms, reduces the caregiving burden for parents and helps everyone to cope. Services available to your child include nursing, art, music and massage therapy. Counseling, social work support and respite nursing benefits the whole family.

 

Why Coastal Kids Home Care?

  • Caring for kids is our specialty. All of our nurses and therapists have pediatric training.
  • We coordinate closely with your child’s physicians to ensure continuity of care.
  • Our 24/7 on call line offers peace of mind for caregivers – day and night.
  • Home healthcare serves your family where you most want to be – at home.
  • For more than a decade our experienced team has offered home-based palliative care in the communities we serve.

 

Compassionate Care through the end-of-life

For children with a life-limiting condition or serious-illness for whom treatment is no longer possible, home-based palliative care services transition seamlessly to pediatric end-of-life care. Our nurses are expert in pediatric pain and symptom management, expressive therapy offers relief from emotional and physical strain and counselors support the whole family.

As families face the difficult prospect of losing their child, home-based palliative care offers children, parents and siblings unwavering support from a familiar team of providers. If caregivers prefer to move to hospice, nurses and social workers will coordinate closely with other agencies to ease the transition.

 

Medical Director

Coastal Kids Home Care welcomes Hieu Nguyen, MD as Medical Director. He received his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed his pediatric residency at Children's Hospital Michigan. During his residency, Dr. Nguyen pursued a specialty in Palliative Care under Drs. Tremonti and Chuang. As Medical Director, he is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to our patients.

Palliative Care Team

  • Pediatric Nurses ease your transition from hospital to home by offering parent education, assistance with medication treatments, and careful monitoring your child's pain and symptoms.
  • Medical Social Workers  assist with practical and financial issues around care and planning. They identify community resources and facilitate connections to spiritual care when appropriate.
  • Expressive Therapists help children express emotions through art and music, while massage offers children relief from discomfort. Expressive Therapy is loved by children and parents alike.
  • Counselors are available to answer questions from children, siblings and parents. All family members have access to one-on-one counseling to address the impacts of serious illness.
  • Respite Nurses  offer children medical care at home while providing parents much needed relief. Availability of respite nursing is dependent on your child's insurance benefits.

 

FAQ

  • Services are available to children with medical needs in Monterey, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara and San Benito County.
  • Ask your child’s hospital based pediatric care team to contact us with a detailed referral and physicians order.
  • Coastal Kids Home Care accepts state and private medical insurance. Benefits available to each child may vary.

Call 1-800-214-5439 to learn more about how home-based  Pediatric Palliative Care  can make a difference in the life of your family.

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