Pediatric Hospice Care

Manaolana Keiki (Hope for the Children)

Nothing is more devastating to a parent than receiving the news that your child has been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness. In 2011, we began our Pediatric Hospice Care Program at Hospice Hawaii, the first in the Aloha State.

If you have a child with a serious illness, we’re here for you. Our program offers services that can help ease his or her suffering and provide the emotional support you need as a family. Our team is dedicated to helping your child and family live as normal a life as possible.

What to expect from Hospice Hawaii’s Pediatric Care Program

  • Comprehensive and specialized care for children and their families
  • Available for any child, from newborn to teen, who has been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness
  • Dedicated and specially trained team of medical director, nurses, social workers, volunteers and others who work closely with the child’s primary physician and healthcare team
  • Alternative therapies, such as art therapy to assist with coping and grief counseling
  • Pediatric experts and specially trained staff to relieve pain and suffering, and address emotional, social and spiritual needs
  • Tailored care to each patient’s age and developmental level
  • A unique team approach in caring for each child, their siblings, and their family
  • Intermittent visits from the team with a 24-hour on-call nurse to answer questions and address concerns

Concurrent Care:

Concurrent care for pediatric patients offered through Medicaid and some private insurance companies is an innovative approach that combines the full supportive services of Hospice Hawaii with continued curative or life-prolonging treatments for children with life-limiting medical conditions.  Both of these types of care are offered “concurrently.”

For more information about Manaolana Keiki, please call 808-924-9255 or email us at