patient & family support

patient & family support

  • Counseling to family members
  • Individual and group support for patients, parents, and siblings
  • Spiritual support is available for families upon request
  • Staff members work with other local agencies to develop logistical support when patients must be transported for treatment in other locations
  • Ongoing support for families as they cope with multiple grief related issues
  • Socialization activities and community support are designed to enhance a family’s coping skills and cohesiveness
  • Volunteers provide support for patients, siblings, and parents, both in the home and in the hospital
  • Medical social workers provide supportive counseling to patients and their family members, in the home both individually and as a group
  • Offer specialized counseling and legacy building activities for families anticipating a child’s death
  • Coordinate financial and community resources for families
  • Advocate on behalf of families and facilitate communication among different agencies/disciplines
  • Assist with funeral planning and preparations
  • Offers a Perinatal Program where support services are provided for pregnant mothers whose unborn child has been diagnosed with a life threatening illness