FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES
Patient advocates (social work)
Family library: patients and their families can check out books at the Edward A. Block Family Library.
Financial assistant programs: Hospital bills can be extremely expensive, so Riley Hospital for Children offers financial assistance programs to support families.
Nutrition service: Nutrition services are available to patients to guide them and their families and create a healthy diet in order to manage their condition once they have left the hospital and are at home.
Camp About Face: Camp About Face is for children with craniofacial anomalies to connect and enjoy summer camp activities together.
Grief services: Grief services are available to provide support for families who have lost a child during their stay at Riley Hospital.
Riley teen leadership council: This program is offered for teens who are battling a medical condition to help them transition into adulthood.
Ronald McDonald House: Ronald McDonald House provides housing for families of children at Riley Hospital for no cost.
Safety store: provides car seats, bike helmets, and child-proofing supplies to the public at low cost.
School program: ensures that patients continue their education during stays.
Language services: translators and interpreters as well as assistive devices for individuals with vision or hearing impairments.
Special events: can include holiday parties/events and “field trip” like excursions
Medical records: help make records readily available to parents and caregivers, which kind of eliminates the barriers in understanding
Spiritual care: spiritual care and chaplaincy services for all faiths all around the clock
Integrated care management: achieved by a team of nurse case managers and social workers making sure that families and patients are able to access all of these services
Kate Cares Stillbirth Assessment Program: This program supports families and medical professionals by researching the causes of stillbirth and ways to prevent it.
Pharmacy Services: Fill and deliver prescriptions to patients.