Contact InformationGood Shepherd Community Care
Contact: Courtney Arsenault, Pedi Pal Program Coordinator
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
View Good Shepherd Pedi Pal Website
90 Wells Avenue Newton, MA 02459
Area Served: Greater Boston
Map Location Good Shepherd Pedi Pal
Good Shepherd Pedi Pal
Pedi Pal is compassionate, primarily home-based care for children age 18 and younger who have a life-limiting illness for which curative treatment is available but may not be successful. Pedi Pal focuses on the comprehensive management of the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of the child who is ill and his or her family. Children can receive Pedi Pal services while also pursuing life-prolonging or curative treatment.
The Pedi Pal Program at Good Shepherd Community Care helps parents navigate difficult decisions about care and coordinate existing services. Pedi Pal improves the quality of life of the entire family with our supportive network of specially trained nurses, social workers, volunteers, spiritual care providers and massage, art and music therapists. Working together with the child’s existing medical team, Pedi Pal enhances conventional methods of care by optimizing physical, emotional and spiritual well-being for the child who is ill and his or her parents and siblings.
Those who are eligible for Pedi Pal include but are not limited to:
- Children with progressive cancer or severe heart disease
- Children with a congenital or genetic condition
- Children who have experienced a traumatic injury or event
- Children with multi-organ dysfunction