Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health flu-related visitor restrictions have been lifted. However, because babies, especially those who are ill or premature, are at higher risk of serious complications if they get the flu, visitation restrictions are still in place for all Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) until further notice.
Children and families living with life-limiting or life-threatening illnesses often need support that goes beyond medical care. If your child has a serious illness, stress and emotions can be difficult to manage. Spiritual and psychosocial support services can provide comfort during the most difficult times.
The Integrative Medicine & Palliative Care team at Riley at IU Health provides spiritual and psychosocial support to patients and families. No matter what stage of illness or where your child is at any given time (in the hospital or at home), we are available to help you navigate the emotional and spiritual needs of your entire family.
Your child's palliative care team can connect you with a professional counselor, social worker or chaplain who best fits your family's spiritual and emotional needs.
If your child or anyone in your family wishes to meet with a counselor, social worker or chaplain, the palliative care team at Riley at IU Health can assist with coordinating these meetings.
Our spiritual and psychosocial support team includes sensitive, compassionate and highly trained professionals who are dedicated to improving your child's and family's overall well-being.
In addition to providing access to social workers, counselors and local clergies, we also provide professionals who can answer your questions about how to best support your child during various stages of his or her illness.
Our goal is to find the best support team to meet your family’s unique needs.