Goal: Raise awareness and funds to support children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions
Total Project Value: $2,500
Project End Date: 1/2/2013
Status: Amount Given: $0 | Goal Amount: $2,500
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Memory making with child life specialist to help patient and siblings express emotions
One-on-one counseling with a prenatal mother to understand options before baby is born
Home visits by a team of nurses, care specialists, spiritual counselors and volunteers
Seamless support between care settings, including home, hospital, child care and school
Established in 2000, Community PedsCare is a nationally recognized pediatric palliative and hospice program for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions. A program of Community Hospice of Northeast Florida in collaboration with Wolfson Children's Hospital, Nemours Children's Clinic and the University of Florida-Jacksonville, Community PedsCare offers support, comfort and care to more than 100 children and their families.
Children with a progressive illness or sudden injury have a multitude of needs, and their families are often left facing difficult decisions and ongoing stresses. Community PedsCare brings comfort and care to enhance quality of life for patients from prenatal (before birth) to age 21 in the five-county Northeast Florida area ... supporting children's parents, siblings, other family, caregivers, classmates and teachers.
We focus on the holistic, unique needs of children and their families and the value of a specialized program of support and resources. The Community PedsCare team customizes its care plan to meet the needs and abilities of each child. The program offers in-hospital and in-home medical, nursing, psychosocial, spiritual, volunteer and other services to support, comfort and care for children and their families.
The vast majority of Community PedsCare services are not reimbursed by insurance and are provided without charge to patient families. Charitable gifts provide vital funding for this care.