he goal of Children’s Comfort Care is to provide high quality, compassionate service to children and their families who are facing a serious illness by relieving suffering and improving their quality of life.
As a service of Siouxland Palliative Care, Children’s Comfort Care utilizes a team approach that provides professional and dedicated staff with on-call availability 24 hours-a-day to meet the special needs of children, while providing support to their families and improving the quality of life.
Children’s Comfort Care is designed for children with illnesses such as:
• Heart disease
• Kidney disease
• Lung disease
• Neurological disorders
• Birth defects
• Metabolic disorders
• Blood disorders
How can Children’s comfort care help?
Our special team of professionals, made up of your child’s physician, skilled nurses, social workers and chaplain will share the journey through your child’s illness.
Children’s Comfort Care helps in many ways:
• Coordinates care among local health care providers and regional specialists.
• Provides compassionate nursing care for symptom and pain management.
• Offers education about your child’s changing physical and emotional needs.
• Ensures that you have comprehensive information about available community resources and services, and guides your family through the maze of social, medical, and financial services.
• Provides advocacy for you and your child with schools, insurance companies, and health care systems.
• Helps the rest of your family in adjusting to your child’s illness.
• Makes available spiritual comfort and care through chaplain or clergy home visits.
• Gives peace of mind through 24 hour/7 days a week on-call availability if questions or problems arise.
How to receive children’s comfort care?
To learn more about Children’s Comfort Care, contact your family physician or call 712-233-4124. In order to receive Children’s Comfort Care, a referral is required by your physician.
Children’s Comfort Care is a service of Siouxland Palliative Care: A partnership of Mercy Medical Center-Sioux City and St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center.
Funding for this program is on a private pay basis. A sliding fee schedule has been established and is based on the family’s ability to pay for services. No child will be denied care based on inability to pay.