About SOAR

SOAR Pediatrics Comfort and Supportive Care helps families regain control, find comfort and feel empowered to cope with a path forward. Comfort care is available alongside curative treatment and is available as soon as a diagnosis is made. We focus on enriching all lives connected to the child by providing emotional, spiritual, and physical care in the comfort of home.

Our unique care allows children and families to focus on what’s important—each other and the quality of life—while receiving supportive and compassionate care in the setting of choice or the comfort and security of home.

Our team is comprised of a nationally recognized certified hospice and palliative pediatric nurse (CHPPN), a pediatric palliative fellow social worker, a certified hospice and palliative nurse (CHPN), a certified child life specialist, and are committed to meeting the medical needs of children as well as the emotional, spiritual, and developmental needs that evolve as we navigate the stages of life together. Our Board Certified Pediatric Medical Director, Dr. Andrew Hayslett oversees the care provided and is committed to excellence in his own communities.

At Palladium, we honor choices, assist in the deepening of relationships and moments, and help children and families make the most of each and every day.

Benefits Of Palladium Pediatric Comfort And Supportive Care

  • Reduces the stress and burdens of illness allowing families to focus on what matters most
  • Families receive highly skilled care and support in the comfort of home, or place of choice
  • Care is uniquely tailored to meet the physical and emotional effects of childhood advanced illness
  • Custom plans of care created individual to each child and their family
  • Does not require stopping disease modifying treatments, provides support through all stages of the illness

Emotional Support

SOAR helps parents, siblings and grandparents of seriously ill children cope with the emotions and stresses that accompany serious childhood illness. Our team lends support well beyond the physical care we provide. Serious childhood illness is emotionally overwhelming and families often feel they don’t know where to turn or how to move forward. Our emotional support can help manage stress, anxiety, depression and fear and, if necessary, address anticipatory grief. Soar helps both the child and their family find as much comfort as possible and feel empowered to live as fully as possible despite illness.


Education + Guidance

When your child is seriously ill, navigating medical terminology, medical jargon and numerous specialists can seem overwhelming. Our dedicated pediatric supportive care team will educate you about the disease, the disease process, and what to expect. We explain, in layman’s terms, any procedures and treatments your physicians recommend and ensure you feel empowered to decide what steps to take next.

Relief of Symptoms

SOAR helps children from birth to 21 live better with a large range of illnesses including: cancer, lung disease, heart conditions, neurological disorders and premature birth. Care can begin as soon as a diagnosis is made and is offered along side treatment focused on curing the disease.

We help improve quality of life by controlling symptoms including:

– Pain
– Fatigue
– Nausea
– Loss of appetite
– Difficulty sleeping
– Shortness of breath
– Stress + anxiety

Extra Layer of Support

We offer support 24/7- helping reduce those 3 am trips to the emergency room and ensure the added comfort of knowing we’re a phone call away. Our focus is on easing the stress, worry and anxiety that comes with childhood serious illness, as much as possible, so you can focus on what’s most important – living every day to the fullest and enjoying your time together.