PROGRAMS

 

Coastal Kids Home Care specializes in caring for kids living with illness or disability where they most want to be - at home.

 

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.

What is pediatric home health care?

Our agency provides professional medical care - including nursing, physical therapy and occupational therapy - directly in the homes of pediatric patients. Our agency coordinates with physicians to provide in-home treatments, manage pain and symptoms, monitor progress toward health objectives and offer 24/7 support to parents on caring for their children at home.

Who are our pediatric patients?

Any child with a medical diagnosis requiring in-home nursing or therapy is eligible. To provide care we require a referral and detailed physicians’ order. We coordinate regularly with local pediatricians, hospitals and pediatric specialty clinics at UCSF Benioff and Stanford Children’s Hospital. If you have additional questions on whether a child may be eligible please contact our knowledgeable administrative staff for more information here.

What are our Services?

Coastal Kids Home Care offers seamless transition from hospital to home. We offer 24/7 access to nursing support, hands on equipment training and medication management, at home care coordination, social service support and more.

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 64,000 in-home visits to over 8,700 children.