Hospice & Palliative Care

Pediatric Hospice Program

Dr. Laura Waddle

Our pediatric hospice program cares for children of all ages, from newborns to adolescents, with all types of life-limiting illnesses. Our program includes perinatal services for parents of unborn children with diagnosed, life-limiting illnesses and includes care of the child after birth.

We believe every family facing this difficult situation needs to be together whenever possible. Our program provides in-home services and offers symptom management, respite services and, if needed, end-of-life care at Hospice Atlanta Center.

Our pediatric medical director, specially trained pediatric nurses, social workers, chaplain and volunteers work together as a team, meeting regularly to discuss each child’s individualized plan-of-care. All are dedicated to helping families in our community get through the difficult times that accompany a child’s terminal illness.

We offer Camp STARS bereavement camp two weekends a year, which provides a safe environment for families to meet others in similar situations, helping them learn how to grieve in emotionally healthy ways.

Our Children’s Hospice Team includes:

  • Hospice Medical Director/Physician
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • RN Case Manager
  • RN and/or LPN
  • Hospice Aide
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Hospice Chaplain
  • Volunteers
  • Dietary
  • Bereavement Coordinators

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