Totus Tuus runs a palliative care home for children, and adolescents with life-limiting illnesses.
At our main facility home in Bogota, Colombia, a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, support staff and volunteers provide 7/24 care and support at not cost.
The Totus Tuus House has served hundreds of children over the last eight (8) years. We can said that there is nothing more need it than being at the side of a loved one who is dying and provide the care and the love that they need in last difficult moment.
Totus Tuus provides those who suffer the loss of their child an opportunity to lay them to rest in our Chapel.
Our Program is an organized method for providing competent, compassionate, and consistent care to children with chronic, complex and life threatening conditions. The care provided is tailored towards sustaining and enhancing quality of life by minimizing their suffering to the best of our ability.
Totus Tuus’ Program is a leading way to help poor children in Colombia who are suffering from cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Extreme poverty has resulted in families entrusting their sick children to our care, with the hope that they will receive the medical care that they so desperately need. We have become legal guardians of several children whose families are unable to care for them financially. The children under our care have either overcome their illnesses, and return to their families, or they die as a result of their illness.
The Benefits of Our Program
Our program is designed to increase survival rates of children who would otherwise die as a result of their respective illnesses. Through practical, emotional and financial support, our Program is aimed towards ensuring that the children receive the full course of their treatment. As they undergo treatment, our Program is aimed towards relieving the children from their suffering to the best of our ability, as well as working toward decreasing or alleviating the burden of other distressing symptoms in connection with their respective illness. To achieve this, our Program integrates psychological and spiritual aspects of patient care. This includes offering a support system and an active, joyful lifestyle for those children who are in the final stages of life, and facing death. Our Program uses a team approach to address the needs of both patients and their families, including bereavement counseling.
Our Program provides each child with basic life necessities, such as food, clothing, shelter, transportation to and from hospitals, as well full medical care. Our Program employs psychologists and social workers, support staff, as well as twenty-four hour nursing supervision for our children.