Almost Home Kids

Almost Home Kids (AHK) provides a bridge from hospital to home through an innovative community-based care system for children with medical complexities. We respond to the needs of families, train caregivers, offer respite care, advocate for accessibility and inclusion and educate healthcare professionals.

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Transitioning to Almost Home Kids

Lurie Children's affiliation with AHK allows for more coordinated treatment across the care continuum, helping our patients and their families transition back to everyday life safely. AHK helps parents adjust to meeting their child’s complicated healthcare needs in a homelike setting, to make the transition to home care smoother and more successful. Watch our video about the transition process to learn more:

Patient Perspectives: Almost Home Kids

Watch the video below to learn more about Almost Home Kids and hear what past patients have to say about their high-quality care.

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Almost Home Kids Team

Jeanna M. Carlson, APRN-NP, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner, Almost Home Kids

Jaclyn Kripas, APRN-NP, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner, Almost Home Kids

Stephanie Wiegert, APRN-NP, CPNP-PC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Almost Home Kids