Pediatric Hospice Care
At Hospice of Frederick County our team works with children of all ages
from infants to young adults. Our clinical team works closely with the
child’s pediatrician and specialists to coordinate the best care
plan while keeping them in the comfortable environment of their home.
Hospice of Frederick County respects the wishes and priorities of each
child and family.
Hospice is not giving up on your child. Medical treatment is not stopped
when a child enters into hospice care. The primary physician, specialists
and the hospice physician work closely together with the child’s
family and decide the best plan of care for the comfort of the child.
The child can still seek curative treatment while receiving hospice services.
As part of the care team, Hospice of Frederick County provides a social
worker to help provide emotional support and work the family on any issues
that may arise. A hospice chaplain can be provided to ease spiritual concerns.
A music therapist can visit to help the child and family cope with symptoms
and help the child access authentic age appropriate creativity and expression.
Hospice of Frederick County accepts most private insurance companies as
well as Medicaid. With donations from the community, Hospice of Frederick
County can make sure that every family has the financial assistance needed
to receive care. No one is turned away for care regardless of their ability to pay.
At Hospice of Frederick County we care for the whole family, not just the
patient. This is especially true with our pediatric families. The Hospice
team is there to provide assistance to families and lighten the burden
of caring for their child. Our team makes it easier for parents to be
parents and bring a sense of normalcy to their day-to-day lives so they
can better enjoy their time with their child.
A family that is struggling with a child with a serious illness can call
Hospice of Frederick County at any time to learn more about our services
and meet with the family for an information session at no cost.
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