Sometimes children find it difficult to handle a lifelong disease, especially if they feel different from their friends. Young people who react with defiant, impulsive or depressive behaviors may be jeopardizing their health. Sometimes they adversely alter their eating habits or don’t take their medication as prescribed. As a result, the entire family feels the effects of the disease.
At Cumberland Hospital, we understand children whose chronic illnesses impact their emotional outlook and behaviors. The staff at our serene, campus-like hospital, nestled among acres of trees and lakes, are experts in childhood diseases, chronic illnesses and emotional development. In a nurturing environment, using positive reinforcements and the latest medical approaches, our experienced and dedicated professionals help young people ages 2 to 22 from across the country heal physically and emotionally.
Here at Cumberland Hospital, young people – and their families – learn effective strategies so they can integrate the successful management of their disease into their daily lives. And just as important, these young people can begin to enjoy life again.