Support Services

The ANE Pediatric Stroke Foundation provides support services to children and families who are affected as a result of a pediatric stroke event.  The extent to which support services are provided is dependent upon the need expressed by the family member of a child who has experienced a stroke or a representative thereof.  The Care Committee of the ANE Pediatric Stroke Foundation is responsible for reviewing support service requests on a regular basis in an effort to ensure support is delivered when and where it is required.

Please review the support services offered by the ANE Pediatric Stroke Foundation, submit your support services request, and a representative shall contact you within 24 hours.  Should you have any questions regarding support services provided by the ANE Pediatric Stroke Foundation, please contact us at your convenience.

 

Financial Assistance Services

The purpose of the Financial Assistance Program is to provide bill payment assistance to primary caregivers of pediatric stroke victims, during periods of hospitalization and post-hospitalization, when securing adequate financial means proves to be most difficult, due to victim care requirement by the primary caregiver, which frequently results in
uncompensated time-off.

The financial assistance provided to primary caregivers will be determined on a case-by-case basis by organizational officers and members of the “Care Committee” of the ANE Pediatric Stroke Foundation.

All financial assistance shall be provided indirectly, through direct bill payment, to primary caregivers; and it shall be utilized to cover current and future expense associated with mortgage, rent, utilities, primary vehicle, health and vehicular insurance, phone bill, and childcare.

 

Transportation Assistance Services

The purpose of the Transportation Assistance Program is to provide a means of transportation to primary caregivers of children who have experienced a stroke.

The transportation assistance available for primary caregivers, residing within a 30-mile radius of the site of treatment for the pediatric stroke victim, shall include transport to and from the hospital and/or rehabilitation center at which the victim is receiving treatment; in addition to the transport to and from venues where items will be collected for the benefit of the child.

Primary caregivers, residing at a location exceeding a 30-mile radius from the site at which the child is receiving treatment, shall receive gas vouchers to assist with unavoidable fuel costs.

The transportation assistance necessary for primary caregivers will be determined on a case-by-case basis by organizational officers and members of the “Care Committee” of the ANE Pediatric Stroke Foundation.

 

Meal Assistance Services

The purpose of the Meal Assistance Program is to ensure primary caregivers and siblings of pediatric stroke victims, receive multiple meals at no cost at various times throughout the course of patient hospitalization.

The magnitude of meal assistance shall be determined on a case-by-case basis by organizational officers and members of the “Care Committee” of the ANE Pediatric Stroke Foundation.

Meal assistance shall be directly provided by organizational members and/or volunteers; and consist of meal vouchers and "hot meal" deliveries at a frequency of 3 meals or vouchers per week per family.

Special circumstances shall be granted upon the review and approval by the “Care Committee” and officers of the ANE Pediatric Stroke Foundation.  It is our goal to ensure families are receiving the proper nutrients during their time of need.

 

 

Sibling Assistance Services

The purpose of the Sibling Assistance Program is to provide childcare assistance and/or the means to procure childcare assistance, specifically for the siblings of the child who has experienced the pediatric stroke.

Sibling care assistance shall be provided by the ANE Pediatric Stroke foundation, for siblings of victims, equal to or less than the age of 13 years.  Special circumstances shall be granted upon the review and approval by the “Care Committee” and officers of the ANE Pediatric Stroke Foundation.

Available assistance for siblings shall include direct/indirect childcare assistance in the form of payment for present childcare providers, direct childcare assistance provided by approved organizational members and/or volunteers, and sibling transport to and from school.

Sibling activities shall also be arranged and implemented by members of the ANE Pediatric Stroke Foundation, following the consent of each respective primary caregiver.

The level of sibling assistance necessary for primary caregivers will be determined on a case-by-case basis by organizational officers and members of the “Care Committee” of the ANE Pediatric Stroke Foundation.

 

Educational Resource / General Support Services

The purpose of the Educational Resource Assistance / General Support Program is to provide educational resources in the form of journals, medical articles, and other printed and web-based sources related, but not limited to, pediatric strokes to the primary caregivers and families of pediatric stroke victims.

The program also intends to provide details regarding social networking avenues (i.e. ANE Pediatric Stroke Foundation, Inc website, Facebook, Twitter, etcetera) to be utilized for the purpose of connecting families who are in the early stages a pediatric stroke occurrence, with those who have endured the incident and are presently in the late recovery stages.

“Care Packages” will also be utilized as an instrument for providing educational information to the families of children who have experienced the unfortunate event of a stroke, in addition to general information regarding the ANE Pediatric Stroke Foundation and the resources it offers as a charitable organization.

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