Home-Based Palliative Care

Home-Based Palliative Care is an extension of our Homecare Program. It's designed for families whose children are facing a life-limiting condition and who are seeking additional support and care management from the comfort of home.

Our family-centered approach focuses on relieving pain and managing symptoms. We aim to enhance the quality of life for the child and his/her family. We partner with you and your child’s existing health care team to provide the best possible care.

Our Mission

  • Return each child to the most normal, pain-free life possible
  • Affirm the dignity of life
  • The quality of life is not determined by the quantity of one’s days but by the way in which those days are lived
  • We have opportunities to enrich each day—physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually

The Care Team

  • Medical Director: Guides the team, consults with the child’s primary physician, assists with medical and ethical issues.
  • Nurses: Assist with pain control, symptom management and quality of life.
  • Social Workers: Provide counseling, family support and community referrals.
  • Chaplain: Provides spiritual counseling and emotional support.
  • Massage Therapy: Provide comfort and relaxation to patients through massage.
  • Child Life Specialist: Provides support to patients and siblings with an age-specific approach.
  • Music Therapist: Provides musical memory making, expression, and entertainment in collaboration with patients and their families.

Our Leadership

Steven M. Smith, MD
Medical Director, Hospice & Palliative Care

Laura Rozcicha, MSW, LISW-S
Manager, Hospice & Palliative Care

Referral Questions

If you have questions about a referral, please call (614) 355-1100 or (800) 466-2727.