Respite Support Services & Home Activities
The following support services and activities are provided at no cost to children and families during respite stays at the Respite & Hospice Home for Kids, and are also offered during end-of-life care at Crescent Cove.
Thank you to our donors for making respite support services possible.
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.
Integrative therapies including massage, music, and pet therapy, healing touch/Reiki, and yoga sessions are provided during respite stays for kids and family members. Ziggy's Art Bus is a regular fixture at Crescent Cove that offers unique art therapy experiences as well.
Spiritual Care & Counseling Support
Crescent Cove seeks to be a community of support for the parents and caregivers of our Crescent Cove kids, and as such, we provide small-group support sessions for couples on a monthly basis. In addition, we work to provide spiritual care through a network of chaplains, bereavement support and spiritual care.
At Crescent Cove, we seek to provide a fun and engaging atmosphere for children through celebrations of birthdays or holidays, character visits (princesses, athletes, etc), community visits (police, firemen), handprint art, inside play (painting, baking, play dough), outdoor play (fishing, canoe rides, nature walks), and boat rides on Twin Lakes. Many of our additional activities are provided by volunteers. We also offer child and family photo sessions through the generosity of our volunteer photographers.