Newsmakers: Crescent Cove Continues Push for Pediatric Hospice Care
Crescent Cove in Brooklyn Center offers care and support to families of children with shortened life expectancy and the families of those who love them.
“We do this by providing respite care for families so many times the children who have complex medical conditions,” explained Jenny Floria from Crescent Cove in a Newsmakers segment. “Their parents are caring for them and providing advanced medical care to them 24/7. They can bring their child to Crescent Cove, we take over all medical care for them, and also provide an amazing experience for them and the parents can take a break, recharge, spend time with other kids in the household and those kinds of things.”
As the only respite and hospice home for children in the Midwest, Crescent Cove plans to continue to advocate for reimbursement for end-of-life care for children and to serve five children a night.
“People assume because hospice care is covered by Medicaid and health insurance for adults, the same is true for children and it actually isn’t,” said Floria. “We do not bill families health insurance for it. We know that it will not be paid and we don’t want to burden the families for that. So our families pay nothing out of pocket for that care, and currently medicaid doesn’t cover end of life care for childcare.”
Floria said there are several ways to volunteer or help at Crescent Cove. You can check out their website crescentcove.org to learn more.