Pediatric Care

No family can ever prepare for a child’s terminal illness. If your child has an advanced or chronic terminal illness, our services can help ease your child’s discomfort and provide the emotional support you need as a caregiver and parent/guardian.

Our team will work with your child’s current health care team and Physician. Maintaining these established relationships is key to providing the best possible pediatric hospice care. Hospice of San Joaquin works as an extension of your health care team as experts in the field of patient comfort and family support. Working together, your child will be comfortably surrounded with supportive and compassionate care.


Hospice Care team

Your child’s care team will consist of their current health care team and physician, our hospice Medical Director, Registered Nurse Case Managers, Licensed Vocational Nurses, Hospice Home Health Aides, Social Workers, Chaplains, and trained Volunteers.  Our team will:

  • Provide an informational visit with a pediatric nurse prior to admission.
  • Customize a plan of care based on your child and family’s needs.
  • Manage your child’s pain and symptoms.
  • Provide necessary comfort medications, medical supplies, and equipment.
  • Assist your child and family with the emotional, psychosocial and spiritual aspects of the current situation.
  • Provide education for your family and support team on how to provide care for your child.
  • Support you through upcoming challenges.
  • Provide grief counseling, in home support and sibling care.

Your team is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

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