Colorado Pediatric Hospice Creates Pediatric Palliative Care Guide

KidsCare of the Rockies, a Colorado Pediatric Hospice, recently shared a guide to educate readers on the pediatric palliative care process. This type of medical care is designed to improve the quality of life for children afflicted with chronic or severe diseases. Palliative Care serves as a holistic or comprehensive way to treat such people, as it not only aims to attend to children’s physical ailments but also their emotional, social, psychological and spiritual needs.

The guide explains in detail how this type of care is more effective than traditional medical care and lists the types of health professionals who work in this field, including pediatricians, specialized physicians, nurse practitioners, chaplains, licensed clinical social workers and massage therapists. It also specifies that the chronic illnesses KidsCare of the Rockies’ professionals have experience treating include cancer, autoimmune disorders, heart disease, lung disease, neurological diseases, renal failure and trauma. Among the symptoms that are treated as part of pediatric palliative care are anxiety, depression, nausea, vomiting, pain, fatigue, constipation, and diarrhea.

KidsCare’s guide also emphasizes the importance of receiving a request referral from a physician or physician designate and meeting with a palliative care provider who can conduct an in-depth assessment of your child’s conditions and needs. It also provides an explanation on the enrollment process and on treatment and symptom management.

KidCare of the Rockies is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado and offers pediatric palliative and hospice care to children and families in cities and towns like Denver, Adams, Broomfield, Boulder, Douglas and Jefferson — both in-home care and care at nursing facilities. KidsCare’s medical professionals are dedicated to providing high-quality, compassionate and comprehensive support to children with life-limiting illnesses and their families. Their team of specialized physicians will ensure that your child’s unique needs are addressed so that his/her overall quality of life is significantly improved. They are also experienced in administering pain-alleviating medications that take as low a toll as possible on a child’s body. KidsCare’s assistants will also assist in offering ADL (activities of daily living) support and help children become more self-sufficient so that they are not constantly relying on assistance from caregivers. Most insurance companies also provide coverage for pediatric palliative care. Call KidsCare of the Rockies today at (303) 416-6377 or contact them online at to learn more. KidsCare of the Rockies’ headquarters are located at 750 W. Hampden Ave, Suite 280, Englewood, Colorado 80110.