Our Mini-Respite Experiences
As we work to open our Crescent Cove Respite & Hospice Home for Kids in January 2018, we currently provide mini-respite experiences. Families may be referred to Crescent Cove by their primary care team, pediatric palliative care team or home care agency.
Please contact Crescent Cove at 952-426-4711 or Kate.Rubischko@CrescentCove.org to request support.
Thank you to our donors for making this outreach and family support possible. Experiences provided are at no-cost to families.
There are many benefits to complementing on-going care for kids with life-limiting conditions with integrative therapies. Integrative therapies have all shown to decrease stress and anxiety, reduce pain, provide opportunities for positive bonds and relationships, and foster overall quality of life and well-being. These are services that are often not covered by a child’s medical health plan, yet can provide essential comfort and relief from pain and anxiety along the journey.
Therapies are provided at no-cost to families and are offered by designated professionals in the pediatric healthcare field who deliver the service at the family home at a mutually agreed upon time.
Until the Crescent Cove Home opens where families can stay for respite or end-of-life care, we are covering the cost for a number of families to stay at Faith’s Lodge in Danbury, WI on weekends allocated for families currently caring for a child with a shortened life expectancy or who is seriously ill. Faith’s Lodge is typically available as a retreat location for bereaved families. If you or your family is interested in this experience, please talk to your child’s clinical team. Clinicians caring for children who have a shortened life expectancy may refer eligible families to Crescent Cove to stay at Faith’s Lodge for a respite weekend.
Meals & Sibling Support
Crescent Cove volunteers support families through home-made meals delivered to the family’s home and playdates with siblings.
We aim to build a community of support for the parents and caregivers of our Crescent Cove kids, and as such, we provide counseling sessions for parents on a monthly basis as well for our team of therapists. Crescent Cove also refers and covers the cost for families requesting counseling support.