When a diagnosis of a life-limiting illness is given for a child, it can feel as if your world has been turned upside-down. HospiceCare recognizes this as one of the most difficult journeys a family can face, and that is why we offer our Kids Path program.

The Kids Path is a model of care for seriously ill and grieving children. The primary goal of the program is to help these children and their families live as normally as possible, addressing physical, emotional and spiritual needs. We partner with pediatric medical centers and have established relationships with area specialists. Kids Path serves pediatric patients from pre-birth to early adulthood who are challenged by a life-limiting illness, or who have experienced loss and require an additional layer of support. Services are typically covered by insurance companies and Medicaid.

Our interdisciplinary team consists of physicians, nurses, CNAs, social workers, spiritual care coordinators and volunteers. Our team will partner with your pediatrician, specialists, therapists and others to give you complete support in all areas. Our team will make scheduled visits and be available 24 hours a day to respond to your needs.

Call us today at (304) 768-8523 to learn more about the Kids Path Program and what it can provide for your child and family.

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We know there’s no place like home, especially for children. HospiceCare will provide support and education to help you care for your child in the comfortable and familiar surroundings of home. If necessary, a more intensive level of care may be initiated in one of our comfortable in-patient facilities to provide prompt relief of acute pain and other symptoms. In addition to expert medical care for your child, we offer emotional and spiritual support for the entire family.

  • Palliative care (comfort measures) for children from birth to age 18 who have progressive, potentially life-threatening illnesses;
  • Age-appropriate counseling for children and teens grieving from loss or coping with illness;
  • Support groups; and
  • Workshops and special events that focus on coping with the holidays, healing elements or nature and using creative expression to facilitate healing.