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Almost Home Kids

Patient family at Almost Home Kids

Almost Home Kids (AHK) cares for children with complicated health needs by providing short-term transitional care in a home-like setting, family training and respite care. With locations in Naperville and at Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s, AHK is staffed with medical professionals and volunteers to make sure every child and their families are prepared for the return home.

AHK offers transportation, transitional care and respite services for Lurie Children’s patients.

Learn more about AHK

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.

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