It is normal for families facing a new diagnosis of cancer to be upset and worried about this crisis. For families with young children, or teens, there is also the concern about how children will react to a diagnosis of cancer in a family member. Here we discuss how to help children understand and deal with a parent or close family member’s cancer diagnosis.
Terminal illness does not discriminate age. According to the Annual Summary of Vital Statistics (2009), there were 26,531 infant deaths in the United States. That is a death rate of 6.42 deaths per 1,000 live births. Everyday families are left heartbroken from the news that their child has a terminal illness or condition. The Children’s Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition partnered with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHCPO) and are working to extend hospice services to children.
Heart ‘n Home Hospice & Palliative Care has 5 office locations; 1 in Oregon and 4 in Idaho with 1 of those 4 being in Meridian. We’d love to share with you some history about our Meridian office and the importance of choosing the right hospice for your loved one.
We wish you a happy and healthy Christmas from our home to yours…we also thank you for allowing us to be a part of your lives!
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