Kids Path is a specialized program for children living with serious, progressive medical conditions.In addition, Kids Path provides support for children and youth experiencing the grief associated with the illness or death of a loved one.
Kids Path was founded by Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro.Through a consortium of Kids Path providers, services are offered in three states:North Carolina, South Carolina and West Virginia.
The goal of Kids Path is to enhance the quality of life for these children and those who share their lives while regaining a sense of normalcy.
Who is Eligible for Kids Path Services?
▪ Infants, children and adolescents birth to age 18.Exceptions may be made based on Kids Path staff’s assessment of medical need and ability to provide benefit.Several of the Kids Path programs offer prenatal hospice services.
▪ Diagnosis of illness or condition that is progressive with potentially limited life expectancy if it follows expected course.
▪ Attending physician agrees to direct the medical plan of care and participate as member of Kids Path interdisciplinary team.
Grief/Support services ▪ Children and adolescents ages 3 to 18 years.Exceptions may be based on Kids Path staff assessment of need and potential benefit.
▪ Child and adolescents affected by serious illness or death of loved one.
When Should You Consider a Kids Path Referral?
▪At diagnosis of a serious progressive medical condition. ▪When child or adolescent faced with serious illness or death of loved one.