The First Pediatric Hospice in Peru

Hospice is a philosophy of care, and also the place where it is realized. It focuses its attention on the physical and emotional symptoms of the patient and their family, rather than on the terminal illness.

It symbolizes a loving, humanized and compassionate way of caring – always respecting the patient’s dignity, autonomy and environment.

Hospice also supports caregivers and family members; accompanies and guides them, making them part of the patient’s care. Bereavement care is of great importance to those left behind and grieving the loss of a loved one.

Hospice care is integrated into the health system with palliative care, and together they focus on pain and symptom management, emotional, social, and spiritual support, alleviating fear or suffering and comprehensive support for the patient and his family.

Hospice is a word that derives from the Latin “hospitum”, which means hospitality or place of rest and protection for the sick and tired. 


Our Hospice

Casa Khuyana Pediatric Hospice will be located in the Province of Calca (Cusco) on beautiful acreage. We have 3300 m2  of land protected by the Sacred Valley mountains (apus)

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Our Services - how will we help?

We will seek to bring a touch of normality and joy to the lives of these children and young people. In addition to our 24-hour skilled nursing, we will offer loving therapies and daily activities that include games, workshops, art, music, animal-assisted therapy, movement, and hydrotherapy.

A pediatric hospice offers the following services:

  • Specialized palliative care and terminal care for children.
  • Emotional, psychological and spiritual support
  • Grief counselling; accompaniment to the family, management of the emotions of farewell, loss and pain. Grief groups and bereavement work with the siblings.
  • Therapies and workshops for the child and his family (physiotherapy, music, games, art, yoga, pet-assisted therapy, etc.).

End of Life Care

The death of a child is an unimaginable loss. We will provide the resources and support that families need at this time, in an environment of safety, love and peace. 

Families and friends can get together and share quality time. We honor and respect the cultural traditions and care options of each family. 

Our counselors will provide assistance to the entire family during a child’s illness and beyond. In addition to medical care, we will provide counseling, and participation in activities that will take place at Casa Khuyana for as long as the family wishes, since each person heals in their own way and at their own pace.



  • Safe and peaceful environment
  • Respect for care options
  • Family counseling assistance
  • Healing and grief programs




Transitional Home

In some cases where home care is possible, we offer transitional help, which makes it easier to move between hospital and home, helping parents and caregivers gain more confidence in caring for their child. 

A transitional stay results in reduced stress, fewer hospital visits, and shorter institutional stays. Our staff will be available to help parents and caregivers learn the proper and safe care of their child, at their own pace, in a warm and nurturing environment. 

This support will help parents feel more confident about caring for their child, and handling problems that arise when they return home.



  • Stress reduction
  • Fewer visits and less time in the hospital
  • Support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Homey and warm atmosphere


Support for Grieving Families

For those parents who have lost a child, we will have a specialized Grief Management service to accompany them in their process after the loss of a child. We will create a necessary space to be able to share experiences, emotions, avoid isolation, and encourage connection with other people who are going through a similar situation. This helps normalize what is being experienced and facilitates a natural grief without complications. These support services will also be provided to siblings who are often seriously affected.

Individual therapeutic care

We will offer specialized psychological support for families who need and want it, individually addressing their paths after the loss.

Grief groups

We will have monthly meetings led by professional therapists and/or by people who have suffered a loss, and once they have come to terms with the grieving process, choose to use their experience to help other people. Active and respectful listening is practiced and is complemented with breathing and meditation techniques

Annual meetings

Throughout the year, we will set aside a few days to meet and honor the boys and girls who left. These are meetings in which we share a connection with parents who have suffered the loss of a son or daughter.

Follow-up by phone, e-mail, or video call.

The families will have our support when they need it. They can contact us by phone or write us a message that will be received and answered by a psychologist specialized in grief work.



Our Hospice

Areas and Spaces of Casa Khuyana

  • 10 family rooms with bathroom and private terrace.
  • Multipurpose room (dining room, workshops, celebrations)
  • Therapy room
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Psychology office
  • Living room with play area
  • Nurse´s station
  • Reception / Administrative Office
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Storage/warehouses (gardening, cleaning, linen)
  • Exterior; Playground, Fire Pit, Picnic Tables, Water Fountain, Vegetable Garden, Therapeutic Garden
  • Meditation room
  • Staff and volunteer rooms
  • Parking lot

Our Team

The Hospice Team is made up of the following professionals:

  • Manager
  • Administrative assistant
  • Palliative Pediatrician
  • Nurses (24 hours)
  • Social worker
  • Counseling Therapist / Psychologist
  • Thanatologist (specialist in grieving processes)
  • Spiritual Counselor
  • Service staff (kitchen, cleaning, maintenance, gardening)
  • Trained volunteers

The entire team works in an interdisciplinary and integrated manner to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of families.