Palliative Care

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The Children's Care and Comfort is a pediatric pailliative care program offered by Children's Home Care of Dayton. The staff understands the needs of children with life-threatening illnesses. Our goal is to provide family-centered care that respects the dignity and uniqueness of every child and family. With a primary care physician, our care team members support the family in their decisions, allowing them to care for their seriously ill child at home.

Services We Offer

  • Nurses with pediatric expertise on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Infusion therapies
  • Pain management
  • In-home blood transfusions
  • Intensive family support
  • Interdisciplinary team case management
  • Coordinator and advocacy with community resources
  • A family support specialist is available to provide individualized services including:
    • Emotional support
    • Parent education
    • Sibling support
    • Short-term family intervention
    • Referrals and resources
    • Bereavement support

Meet Our Team 

Medical Director: Emmett Broxson, MD

Administrator: Vickie Peoples, RN, BSN, MBA

Palliative Care-Inpatient services

The inpatient palliative care team is a consult service which provides inpatient care for children with life-threatening or life-limiting illnesses and their families.  The inpatient program goal is to also provide family-centered care that respects the dignity and uniqueness of each child and family.  Services provided are determined by the family and in coordination with the Children's Care and Comfort Program at Children's Home Care of Dayton.  The child's primary attending physicians and medical team work with the inpatient palliative care team to provide emotional support, pain/symptom management, massage therapy, education, care coordination and bereavement support.  The inpatient team will work with the family to provide a similar plan of care as has been implemented at home.

Phone:  937-641-3000 X8934

Coordinator:  Cindy Brown RN CNS(

Palliative care

Comfort Line, available from the Ohio Pediatric Palliative Care and End-of-Life Network (OPPEN), offers support to families and is staffed by pediatric palliative care physicians and advanced practice nurses to help answer medical questions related to pediatric pain and symptom management; answer questions about pediatric palliative care, hospice, chronic illness or end-of-life issues; refer you to palliative care or hospice providers; and provide information on community agencies and resources. Comfort Line is available toll free at 1-866-315-6327, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

OPPEN  is made up of health care professionals who provide palliative care to pediatric patients and their families. The network to which Dayton Children's belongs, represents a variety of health care organizations throughout the state of Ohio and committed to providing quality care during a patient’s long term illness. 


For information call 937-641-4663 (HOME) or 1-800-874-3638.



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