June 22, 2018 / 

CORE in the News: ‘Almost Home Kids’ Construction In The Home Stretch

CORE Illinois is getting close to wrapping up the OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois Almost Home Kids Facility in Peoria, IL.

Construction on the OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois ‘Almost Home Kids’ facility, located at 5200 N. Hamilton Road in Peoria, is expected to be completed in about two months.

‘Almost Home Kids’ is the first care model of its kind in the country.

In a comfortable home-like setting, children receive 24-hour medical and nursing support from skilled pediatric nurses.

‘Almost Home Kids’ staff provide transitional care for children with complicated health needs, such as children who are dependent on a ventilator to breathe or a feeding tube for nourishment, who are ready to be discharged from the hospital but for whom preparations at home need to be made, as well as training for their families. Respite care is also offered.

Jennifer Shinnick, the site director of Almost Home Kids-Peoria for OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois says ‘Almost Home Kids’ is a much needed program for children throughout Illinois with complex medical needs that serves as a bridge between the hospital and home.

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