Palliative care services for families at home are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Palliative care for children provides a comprehensive approach to the disease – control of the symptoms of a chronic incurable disease, psychological, social and mental care.
Palliative care for children is active, comprehensive care for children with advanced chronic diseases for whom radical treatment options have been exhausted. Palliative care also includes support for the family after the loss of the child – during the period of mourning.
The goals of palliative care for children are as follows:
- to improve the quality of life of the child and his or her family by reducing the suffering caused by the illness;
- offer comprehensive support to help the child live as fully as possible until death;
- control of the symptoms of the disease to such a level that the child can be at home with the family, minimizing the time spent in hospital;
- to offer constant psychosocial and spiritual support to the family during the child’s illness, at the time of death and after death – during mourning.