Children's Hospice

Comfort for Children and Families

Rely on us for quality care and support for you and your child. We provide a comforting environment and have specialists catering to your child’s unique needs. At our children’s hospice facilities, your child will be welcomed and given comfort-first care that focuses on dignity and compassion.  

You and your child will have 24/7 access to a team of specially trained experts. We have nurses, pastoral care providers, clinical pharmacists and social workers dedicated to our patients’ comfort.

For physicians: Refer a patient to Sanford Health.


Pediatric Hospice Services

We offer care in a home-like environment with a focus on a patient’s quality of life. Our palliative services relieve a patient’s pain and maximize their comfort during their stay. For children, we emphasize play and fun.

Sanford Children’s Hospice provides:

  • Pain management
  • Spiritual and social support
  • Bereavement counseling
  • Palliative care physicians
  • Help for families dealing with the hardship of caring for patients with a terminal illness


Ava’s House

Our Ava’s House facility in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, offers palliative services for pediatric, adult and geriatric patients. It has unique therapeutic offerings, including music enrichment, pet therapy, aromatherapy and more.

This facility includes suites tailored for children, promoting play, normalization and coping. Every children’s room has a Murphy bed, allowing a loved one to sleep near the child. Families can spend the night at Ava’s House at no cost.

Call Ava’s House at (605) 404-4800 to schedule a tour or to talk to a member of our care team about hospice care.

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