Families with an immune-compromised child are often separated and isolated from family and friends due to the environment they must maintain for their child’s recovery and safety. They must coordinate specialized diets, follow rigorous cleaning protocols and find alternative forms of entertainment that do not involve crowds or public places to prevent exposure to dust, mold, dander and everyday bacteria. In response to this change in lifestyle, Brent’s Place offers support programs to meet their complex needs. These support programs include:
- Healthy and homemade meals prepared by volunteers and served 3-4 times a week
- Community outings and a variety of in-house activities including crafts, movie nights and massages
- A resource library filled with movies, games and books that help families enjoy the hours spent relaxing and recovering at Brent’s Place
- Emotional and psychological support that helps each member of the family cope with the challenges they face each day, including access to a clinical psychologist and chaplain.