Offering a respite for those who medical science cannot cure.
Children with life-threatening or limiting conditions have very unique needs. As do their families and caregivers. Often, hospitals are sterile environments not designed to handle the emotional, or sometimes even physical, complexities associated with hospice care for kids. A lack of community or emotional support is often what most children and parents need most. Which is why this project is so important. Crescent Cove will be the first pediatric hospice and respite care home in Minnesota. It’s only the third in the nation. RSP was hired to provide experience design as well as architectural services.
“The design of our facility will be critical to our mission,” said Bob Tift, president of Crescent Cove. “Not only does it need to provide space for medical care and integrative therapies, it also must support the social, emotional and spiritual needs of children facing a shortened life expectancy and their families. We are challenging RSP to design a home-like environment that provides space for palliative care that is also warm and welcoming.”