Pediatric Hospice & Palliative Care
You have an opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of the smallest and most vulnerable in our community – our children. Thanks to a local family and their foundation’s support, your gift to VNA of Cape Cod’s Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care Program will be matched up to $100,000. Your gift will help the VNA of Cape Cod provide critical services currently being offered, as well as strengthen the program’s future sustainability. The program includes:
Bereavement programs and sibling support. Led by skilled counselors, siblings can express their fears, anger, and sadness in a comforting and safe environment. Smithfield Farm in East Falmouth also offers a day camp for children who have lost someone dear. Children get to name, ride, and care for a pony and participate in group art, music, and play therapy.
Hospice care. When the end is near, our VNA Hospice team is there to help ease the suffering for the child and the family left behind.
On-going training and certification. Caring for chronically and terminally ill children can be overwhelming. The VNA of Cape Cod’s program includes specialized training for health aides and parent aides to provide respite care for the caregivers.
Financial assistance. Many families with very sick children struggle financially. Monetary assistance helps to cover costs including transportation and parking for doctors’ appointments and co-pays for drugs and medical equipment that are not covered by insurance.
I hope you will partner with us to make a real difference. Your gift will be matched and used to help children in our community get the care and support they need.