iPads for Child Life Department
The Child Life Department at Children’s Mercy provides services to make the hospital experience easier and more comfortable for patients and families. This includes reducing stress and worry that may come with being in the hospital or from being ill, helping children deal with their feelings, thoughts, and questions, providing services to help children continue to learn and grow while in the hospital.
The Impact an iPad Has
- Provides distraction and normalization for sick children
- Helps to reduce stress and worry
- Helps deal with their feelings, thoughts, and questions
- Provides the ability to keep learning and growing mentally while in care
Dollars Raised by Fore the Kids for Tech Donations
All-in-one Bedside Units
The 2009 & 2010 Fore the Kids Golf Tournaments provided Children’s Mercy the necessary start-up funds to outfit their Burn Unit with all-in-one bedside viewing stations. The Burn Unit is perfect to receive the first all-in-one viewing stations because it is where the children tend to be immobile and are confined to their rooms during their hospital stay. These stations will allow their children to view age-appropriate movies, games and internet sites at their bedside during their stay and treatments. It also gives parents internet/email accessibility to update family members on their child’s status as well as being able to work while caring for their child.