Partnering with kids and teens as they grow
In addition to professional partnerships, our team takes pride in truly getting to know the children and families in our care. Those close relationships, along with extensive, hands-on education and training, allow families to develop a comprehensive understanding of their child’s condition and how to care for them.
As kids reach the age of 12, the team starts to work with them on learning how to manage their own care and preparing for greater independence as adults.
The Nephrology Transition to Adulthood program helps teens with kidney disease learn to manage their medications, doctor’s appointments, and lifestyle in order to stay healthy and avoid complications down the line. When young adults are ready to transition their care to an adult provider, they can meet with their Children’s Mercy doctor and the new doctor together so that everyone feels comfortable and knowledgeable about the care plan.