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The Center For Coordinating Action For Children's Health Respite House

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews 803

Address:

7 S 721 Route 53 Naperville IL 60540 USA

Mission:

A parent-driven program to serve and promote a better quality of life for children with special health care needs and their families within the community.

Programs:

The transition care program is the link between hospital and home for a child who is clinically ready for discharge from a hospital, yet important factors need to be considered in order to bring the child home safely. The family may need further support through training and equipment education regarding the clinical needs of the child and/or nursing agency staffing plan. The respite care program is a short term stay is for a child who is medically fragile and/or may be technology dependent. From a 24 hour stay to one lasting up to 14 days, a child is provided with medical/nursing care and recreational activities in a secure and therapeutic environment. Families may choose this program for a variety of circumstances: temporary absence of private duty nursing care at home, parent illness, vacations, family emergencies and much needed rest. Medical/nursing care and recreational activities in a secure and therapeutic environment. Families may choose this program for a variety of circumstances: temporary absence of private duty nursing care at home, parent illness, vacations, family emergencies and much needed rest.

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Reviews for The Center For Coordinating Action For Children's Health Respite House

Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

5 Stars. AHK is an incredible facility. I have personally been involved for approximately 7 years, my daughter volunteers and my husband is on the medical advisory board. AHK is a temporary home for children that are nedically fragile or respite care for families who may need a break from the burden of daily care. The staff is highly trained and truly love each and every child. It's a medical facility that feels like home. We need more houses like AHK!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the families who may need the care. The expertise and level of care is a godsend to families that aren't medically experienced. They teach the parents/caretakers how to take care of these kids at home. Respite care later.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the children. They truly love being here. The families are champions for AHK because it has provided them with valuable training that they never would have gotten going from hospital to home with their medically fragile child.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

WOW! The staff and volunteers are definitely highly motivated. The medical staff is all pediatric trained and come from high level backgrounds. The volunteers are there because they love the kids!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

GROW! We need many more of these facilities. The price per child would be exponentially less if there were more AHK's.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

this is one of the very few places we have ever felt comfortable leaving our medically fragile son for respite - it's beautifully appointed, the nursing staff are incredibly attentive and they really make the stay fun for the kids that go there - we liked it so much I now volunteer on the Board

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the faces of other parents and their children

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

keep it on the same path

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the comfort level they achieve

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

the best

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand

Ways to make it better...

they were situated closer to Chicago

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding issues

One thing I'd also say is that...

they need donations

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

 
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Role: Board Member
Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

this organization remains committed to meeting the needs of children with technology needs/complex medical care needs and their families. the nursing staff are uniformly exceptional

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

fmailes staying together and children staying home from the hospital even when they have complex health care needs

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

open more facilities and help more children and families

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

 
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