Does hospice provide care for terminally ill children?
Hospice does provide pediatric care for children who are terminal. It’s certainly one of the hardest things that we deal with, but we understand it’s really a parent’s worst nightmare, and it’s one of the toughest times in the world. We want to make sure that we’re there for those parents and child to make sure that the child has a normal life as possible for as long as they can. So, we’re there to help them, but not disrupt life as it is until it’s really needed. We’re there to make sure the care is given in the home of the terminally ill child where it’s personal and where the child has their familiar surroundings. That way the child can have their friends over, their pets with them, and really make it a special time of closeness with the family.