For many families, caring for a child with a life-threatening illness is a non-stop undertaking, often with no breaks. Crescent Cove’s goal of offering care and support to these families will be a reality when the doors to the first children’s respite and hospice home in Minnesota opens on Twin Lakes in Brooklyn Center, MN. This home provides short, respite breaks for kids and young adults with shortened life expectancies and their families, and an option beyond the hospital or home environment for compassionate, end-of-life care.
Meet a Crescent Cove family for whom this home is a dream come true:
Kids and young adults, 0-21 years old, will be able to stay at Crescent Cove in one of six bedrooms for respite stays and, as needed, a sacred place at the end-of-life. Along with therapy rooms and recreational space, a family suite will be available so that families may stay together while enjoying a temporary get-away from the constant demands of care giving. Nursing professionals, trained in pediatric palliative care, will be on-site to provide daily care, meals, pain and symptom control, and Crescent Cove has a network of therapists to engage kids through music, art, or pet therapy, healing touch, spiritual care and hydrotherapy.
Crescent Cove is the only children’s respite and hospice care facility in the Midwest, and the third of its kind in the U.S.
Find out more about Crescent Cove at crescentcove.org