Community Hospice & Palliative Care’s PēdsCare® Program: A Compassionate Approach to Pediatric Care


February 13, 2024 (Jacksonville, Fla.) – Community Hospice & Palliative Care continues to support families facing the challenges of pediatric illnesses through its nationally recognized Community PēdsCare® program. With a commitment to providing comprehensive and compassionate care, the program offers specialized services designed to enhance the quality of life for children and their families.


The Community PēdsCare® program, established in 2000, is a pediatric palliative and hospice program for children in Northeast and North Central Florida living with complex, chronic, life-limiting, or advanced illnesses. The Community PēdsCare® team supports specialized pediatric needs and medical care of children from prenatal to age 21. With a family-centered care approach, the Community PēdsCare® team enhances the lives of families through compassion and holistic care. 


The program highlights specialized areas such as hospice and palliative care services, complimentary care services, including integrative/alternative therapies, music therapy and pet therapy, child life services, supporting siblings with therapeutic play, child and family advocacy with education and health care systems, and therapeutic support and social group activities embracing children and families. In addition, seamless support is offered through care settings, transitions from pediatric to adult care systems, and respite care, allowing parents and guardians to take a break from caregiving along with assessments and treatments in pediatric care. In-home medical care services are available to assist with the daily living activities of patients with serious, complex, or life-limiting illnesses and their families, coordinating home-based medical care and services related to expressive care therapies, social work, spiritual support services, emotional counseling services, emotional support services, grief counseling, and bereavement counseling.


To learn more about the Community PēdsCare® program, please visit



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About Community Hospice & Palliative Care

Established in 1979, Community Hospice & Palliative Care is an innovative national leader in palliative and hospice care, as well as providing programs and services to meet the diverse needs of the communities it serves. During its 45-year history, through the support of more than 1,000 employees and 1,000 volunteers, the organization helps approximately 1,600 patients per day to live better with advanced illness – at home, in long-term care and assisted living facilities, in hospitals and at its eight inpatient care centers. No one is ever denied care due to an inability to pay. To learn more about the support and services of Community Hospice & Palliative Care, visit


About Community PēdsCare®

Since 2000, Community Hospice & Palliative Care has provided palliative and hospice care and support for children living with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions through Community PēdsCare®, an award-winning pediatric care program in collaboration with Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, and the University of Florida-Jacksonville. The program, one of only a few community pediatric programs in the United States offering both palliative and hospice care, provides clinical, social service, spiritual, child life, medical and volunteer support to improve quality of life for children from prenatal to age 21. To learn more about the support and services of Community PēdsCare®, visit