In April of 2009 we expanded our palliative home care and hospice to children. We have provided services to children since 1982 but only now are we proud to announce our professional affiliation with the national organization Kids Path. Hospice Care of the Lowcountry is one of only two hospices in our state to offer this unique and critical program.
Kids Path Health Services
Kids Path is a unique program for children and teens, and their families, facing the challenge of coping with a serious progressive condition. Kids Path’s Pediatric Home Care Team offers physical, emotional and spiritual care with a goal of enhancing the quality of life for children and teens, and those who share their lives.
Kids Path services are available beginning with a diagnosis. Helping families navigate the health care system is an important part of the Kids path program. Our team works closely with the child’s physician and family to plan and coordinate care. Here are some of the ways we can help.
Kids Path offers emotional support for children and their families through counseling and other non-medical services.
Home Health Care
A Kids Path staff RN can make intermittent home visits (as ordered by a doctor) for children with serious progressive conditions. Other Kids Path team members may include a social worker, nursing assistant, dietician, physical therapist, chaplain and volunteers, as ordered by the doctor.
Our Kids Path clinical staff offers a team approach to care for children with life-limiting conditions. These children usually have a life expectancy of months rather than years. A physician’s order is required for hospice care, and may include a variety of services, such as nursing care, counseling, and volunteer services for all family members.
Kids Path Pediatric Home Care Team
Who makes up the Home Care Team to work with the patient’s attending physician?
- KP Nurses
- KP Social Workers
- KP Counselors (for patient, family, siblings)
- KP Volunteers
Other possible members of the Kids Path Pediatric Home Care Team:
- Nurse tech
- Physical therapist
Kids Path is a specialized program for children offered by Hospice Care of the Lowcountry and made possible by the generosity of the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry.
For more information or to make a referral for Kids Path, call (843) 706-2296.
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