Comfort Crew

Comfort Crew is our Pediatric Palliative Care Program which is designed to support family centered care. Our team of pediatric trained professionals provide pain and symptom management, social, and psychological support, spiritual,(non-denominational), and bereavement counseling to the child and his/her family.


Eligibility

Children ranging from newborn to age 21, who have been diagnosed with a progressive, life-limiting illness, and who reside in Westchester County are eligible for our services.


Our Services Include

  • Family & Patient Care
    We provide services to the child and family wherever they reside and provide information and assistance to families as they make complex and difficult decisions. An individualized plan of care is developed with direction from the family, and the child when appropriate. This plan is continually reviewed by the team and adjusted to address the child and family’s changing needs. Our services include support and education for siblings who may be struggling with complicated feelings and emotions during this time.
  • Collaboration with Primary Physician
    We recognize the importance of the primary physican and their relationhip with the child and family as an integral part of the plan of care. We appreciate and welcome the opportunity to partner with them.
  • Pain & Symptom Management
    Our goal is to enhance the patient’s quality of life, increase comfort and minimize suffering.
  • Complementary & Expressive Therapies
    Along with traditional medical care, we provide complementary therapies that increase well being, decrease stress, and improve quality of life. These therapies may include art, music, massage, pet assisted therapy and reflexology.


The Team

Our team of professionals, specially-trained in pediatric palliative care, understands the complicated aspects of progressive, life-limiting illnesses. The team includes pediatricians, registered nurses, licensed social workers, spiritual counselors, certified home health aides and volunteers. We partner with the child’s primary physican in an effort to provide comprehensive continuity of care.


Pediatric Concerns or
Questions:

Nancy Caputi, RN
ncaputi@hospiceofwestchester.com