In this episode, Bob Policastro, the founder of Angela’s House shares with us how, 23 years ago, when his daughter, Angela, was born, he saw the lack of places and resources that could provide the proper care for medically frail children in Long Island, NY. Angela’s House was created in his daughter’s memory to ensure children receive the proper care at home and don’t need to be institutionalized due to lack of resources.
Also joining us is Anne Bingham, whose daughter is a resident of Angela’s House in Smithtown. Anne explains how, prior to arriving at Angela’s House, horrific images came to mind when she thought about putting her daughter in a home. After visiting the house, she realized how beautiful and inviting it was, with loving and caring staff.
In 1992, the non for profit Angela’s House, was created to offer families and professionals an agency to call to help medically frail children and their families. Angela’s House has helped to simplify home care options for families by coordinating the extensive array of services needed to support medically frail children at home.