Follow us on Twitter

Admission Criteria

George Mark Children’s House welcomes children and young adults, aged birth to 21 years, with a potentially life-limiting condition or illness. Young adults over 21 years of age will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  The following criteria are used to determine medical eligibility for admission to George Mark:

  • Lifespan-limiting conditions where treatment is feasible, but may not lead to a cure
  • Conditions arising from a severe neurological disability that require at least one skilled nursing need and meet at least two of the following criteria:
    • Currently hospitalized and/or recent history of repeated hospitalizations
    • Loss of already-achieved developmental milestones and functioning
    • Increasing health challenges and severity of symptoms
    • Will benefit from George Mark’s interdisciplinary services
  • Progressive life-span-limiting conditions without a curative option

Helpful reminders:

  • George Mark does not require a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) or Allow Natural Death (AND) for admission
  • We are not a residential or long-term care facility
  • We have pediatricians on call at all times, but our pediatrician is not on-site 24/7
  • We require families to bring all home care supplies, equipment and medications needed for daily care.  We do not have an on-site pharmacy
  • Families are not required to have health insurance

Find out how you can help todayJoin Mailing List