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Bluegrass Care Navigators Offers New Pediatric Palliative Care Program

Bluegrass Care Navigators is pleased to offer a new service called Bright Path, a pediatric palliative care program serving central, northern and eastern Kentucky counties.

Bright Path offers specialized medical care for infants, children, adolescents, and young adults who are living with a serious illness. The goal of Bright Path is to provide comfort to these children through symptom management and care coordination at home, while building the confidence of the parent or caregiver with education and support.

Bright Path can help manage symptoms for many pediatric illnesses and chronic conditions, including progressive cancer, neuromuscular disorders, genetic or congenital diseases, neurodegenerative disorders, cardiovascular conditions and pulmonary disorders.

“Bright Path is comprehensive palliative care for the whole family, in their own home. By bringing symptom-based care into the home, our hope is to decrease a family’s stress about their medical needs and improve the quality of their daily activities together,” said Bluegrass Care Navigators Chief Medical Officer Todd Cote.

To achieve these family-centered goals, a multidisciplinary team works together to make challenging illnesses more bearable. This team consists of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurse coordinators, nurses, clinical social workers, and chaplains. Families have access to providers with a 24-hour call center for support and guidance.

Bright Path will work closely with the clinical teams at regional children’s hospitals to ease the transition from hospital to home and assist with coordination between providers, and will coordinate with a family’s pediatric primary care physician and specialist care teams.

Pediatric palliative care is covered by Medicaid and most private insurance. Bluegrass Care Navigators accepts patients to the program regardless of their insurance status.

Families seeking more information on Bright Path Pediatric Palliative Care can call (859) 278-4869.

Bright Path is a service of Bluegrass Care Navigators. Headquartered in Lexington, Bluegrass Care Navigators provides hospice care in 32 counties across central, eastern and northern Kentucky. In addition, the agency supports those facing serious illness or chronic disease with private duty nursing, home primary care, transitional care, adult day health care, and palliative care services.

For more information about Bluegrass Care Navigators and our services, call 855-492-0812 or visit www.bgcarenav.org.

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