What happens when kids with complicated medical needs are ready to leave the hospital but not quite ready to go home? Almost Home Kids at OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois is there for them. With the generous support of this community, Almost Home Kids opened in September 2018 – only the third home of its kind and the first outside of the Chicago area.
At Almost Home Kids, parents and caregivers learn how to do things they might never have imagined doing: administer complicated medical treatments, operate medical equipment such as feeding tubes, and more. Skilled nursing and hands-on training for families prepare them to take their child home with confidence.
When families need a helping hand, Almost Home Kids at OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois will also be a home away from home for respite care.
There are 3 million children with medical complexities in the United States, and 14,000 in Illinois. Almost Home Kids model for providing children the right care at the right time has the potential to transform how care is delivered to this growing group of young patients. We are so proud to have you as our partner right here in Peoria.
Connect with us here to discover how you can be part of the Almost Home Kids corps of volunteers. It makes a wonderful service project opportunity for groups.