Children benefit from receiving palliative care when they have a serious disease and there’s a possibility they may not reach adulthood. Providing palliative care is appropriate at any age and at any stage, together with curative treatment.
When a child is referred to our palliative care program, it does not mean he or she is nearing the end of life. In fact, most patients receive palliative care and disease-directed treatment at the same time. Our staff is specifically trained to manage distressing symptoms (such as pain, breathlessness, nausea, vomiting, feeding intolerance etc.) and support families making difficult medical decisions for their child. Palliative care can give your family the opportunity to make the most out of every day you have together.
If you're looking for a meaningful way to make a difference in the lives of those who are suffering from serious illnesses, consider donating to our palliative care fund. Palliative care provides specialized medical and emotional support to patients with serious illnesses and their families, helping them to manage their symptoms, improve their quality of life, and find comfort and peace during a difficult time.
By donating to our palliative care fund, you can help ensure that patients and their families receive the care they need, regardless of their financial circumstances. Your donation can help fund vital programs, such as pain management, counseling, spiritual support, and hospice care, that can make a world of difference to those facing serious illness.
Pediatric Palliative Care:
- Specialized medical care for children with serious illness
- To live as long as possible, as well as possible
- Is about matching treatment to patient goals
- Focused on relieving pain, distressing symptoms & stress of a serious illness
- Appropriate at any age and at any stage, together with curative treatment
- Goal is to improve quality of life for child/family
Exceptional Care for Children is a pediatric skilled nursing facility located in Newark, Delaware that provides transitional, long term and palliative care to medically fragile and technology dependent children who are between the ages of birth and 21 years old.
ECC is the first and only facility of its kind in Delaware and one of very few in this country. As a top-100 ranked Nursing Home in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, we take pride in caring for our very inspiring residents and providing them with as normal a childhood as possible despite their medical challenges.