For those families that do have to face this reality there are services available that can provide the necessary support throughout the transitioning stages of a terminal illness. Roger’s House is an end of life, palliative and respite care home for children who have been diagnosed with a life limiting illness. Carol Chevalier, a social worker at the Roger’s House, discusses the variety of available services and programs specifically designed to suit the unique needs of the child and their family. One of the greatest benefits of the facility is that it provides the comfort of a home while having medical attention readily available. It provides counselling services and support in times of crisis, and allows families to connect with other families who are currently facing similar obstacles. The Roger’s House is described as being a positive atmosphere full of warmth and support.
To see more of what Carol has to say, please follow the link: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/observer/Roger+House/8456831/story.html