WHAT WE DO FOR FAMILIES

Gilchrist Kids is a family-centered program and provides an interdisciplinary team that works closely with a child’s own physician to create an individualized plan of care. The specialized team includes a Pediatric Medical Director, program consultants, pediatric nurses, social workers, chaplains, hospice aides, and bereavement counselors, as well as trained volunteers.

An array of services enables family members to lead their lives as fully as possible. Services are available 24 hours a day. 

The interdisciplinary pediatric specialty team provides:

  • Nursing services
  • Pain and symptom management
  • Assistance in accessing benefits, navigating the healthcare system, and decision making
  • Guidance with community resources
  • Spiritual support
  • Patient safety and family education
  • Volunteer services
  • Hospice aides assist with personal care services
  • Medications and medical supplies delivered to the home
  • Bereavement support for up to 2 years for family, friends, and the child’s community
  • Community outreach and education about helping grieving children.

 

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