Carousel Program

Also known as: Pediatric home health

Our pediatric carousel program is a unique blend of home health, palliative and hospice care, providing an integrated and tender approach to children and their families. Services provided through the Carousel Program are available to infants and children up to 18 years of age.

Our experienced interdisciplinary team members are a calming source of support and comfort during a difficult time. The caregivers’ focus is always on the child’s quality of life. Team members provide a holistic approach in addressing the physical, educational, psychological, social and spiritual needs of young patients and their families.

Pediatric palliative care provides care to children and their families who have an extended illness or a chronic illness of childhood who benefit from home visits and case management.Pediatric Hospice provides end-of-life care to children who have a life-limiting diagnosis and their families, with a focus on enhanced quality of life. The Pediatric Hospice Team excels in pain, sign/symptom management and family centered support and care.

Pediatric home health provides care to children who are recovering from an acute illness, for home post-operative care, for home instruction following a new diagnosis/treatment and rehabilitative services such as physical, occupational and speech therapies.

The pediatric home health care team:

  • Your child’s physician
  • The medical director
  • The program pharmacist
  • The program clinical supervisors
  • Pediatric registered nurses
  • Pediatric medical social workers
  • Chaplains
  • Home health aides
  • Occupational, physical and speech therapists
  • Volunteers as needed