Pediatric palliative and supportive care is specialized medical care for infants, children and adolescents living with a serious illness (chronic or life-limiting). The aim of care is to ease symptoms associated with illness, facilitate communication between the family and the health care team, and assist with navigation and coordination of care. Our team will:
Palliative care can begin at any age and any stage of illness. It can be provided along with curative treatment and is based on need, not prognosis. It is best to start palliative care as early as possible to benefit both your child and your family. Talk with your child’s provider about a referral or call us at (208) 381-7095 to learn more about our services.
We offer an added layer of support for you and your child when you're dealing with a serious or life-threatening illness.
Music therapy may lower anxiety and help take your child’s mind off treatment and pain. It may also help your child express fear and anger, and give him or her the confidence to cope with their experience.
Caring for a child with complex medical needs can be complicated and overwhelming. Support from someone familiar with these challenges can make all the difference. Meet Megan!