The Darling Home for Kids supports children and their families living with a life-limiting or life-threatening illness. Our support aims to enhance client and family centered and interdisciplinary service delivery in the community while improving the quality of living and/or dying.
The Darling Home for Kids offers 4 types of Palliative Programming: Palliative Respite Care, Palliative Emergency Care, Palliative Transition Care, and Palliative End of Life Care.
Our support, in whatever form, is provided with the purpose of assisting children and their families to live full, active, independent lives for as long as possible and when this is no longer possible, to help children and their families prepare and manage life closure and the dying process.
Paediatric Palliative Program Requirements and Eligibility
Children who are between the ages of 0-18 years
Children who have a progressive life-limiting illness or a major medical disease that demonstrates a progressive decline
Children who have a valid Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)
Children who are eligible to receive services from the Community Care Access Center (CCAC)
Families who have engaged in Advanced Care Planning discussions
In the case of End-of-Life Care, children must have a written Do Not Resuscitate Order (DNR)
To apply to our Respite Program please visit our Application For Service page. Each completed application form will be reviewed by our admissions committee. Once your child’s application has been reviewed, all service date bookings will be made through our Clinical Manager or Team Leader.