Home care is not just for older adults – it can be for little ones, too! This is good news for parents and caregivers who are taking care of a child with a disability or serious medical condition. All care is delivered in the comfort of home by a pediatric home health nurse.
If you have a child who can benefit from pediatric home care services, contact VNA Health Group today. We offer a wide range of care and support for children and families, including nursing visits, social work and physical, occupational and speech therapies. Let’s explore the benefits to expect from these services.
Tired of dragging your child out for doctors’ appointments, only to receive limited attention? It’s not unusual to wait a long time at the doctor’s office and only get 10-15 minutes of their time. With in-home pediatric services, all of the attention goes to your child. There are no distractions from other patients, leaving more time for the nurse to listen to your concerns and assess your child’s condition.
When you visit the doctor’s office, you’re often left at their mercy in terms of appointment times, office location, doctor/nurse you’ll see, etc. Pediatric home care services allow more flexibility. You can schedule an appointment at a time that works for your family without having to travel and deal with other logistical challenges. This allows for greater freedom for working parents, plus lets you choose a time when your child is calm.
Support Activities of Daily Living
Pediatric home care services are comprehensive and can support activities of daily living (ADLs) like bathing, grooming and medication reminders. This helps children maintain a good quality of life while reducing burdens on parents and caregivers. A home health nurse can even show you various types of high-tech medical equipment and make sure your child is getting the right diet and nutrition.
Provide Caring Companionship
Home health care nurses are truly unique and develop meaningful, one-on-one bonds with the patients and families they serve. Rather than having your child see multiple doctors, they can develop a relationship with a small, personalized care team. This allows your child to get the most from their appointments while receiving consistent, specialized care that keeps them out of the hospital.
If your child could benefit from pediatric services, contact VNA Health Group to learn more about our short-term skilled care services. We look forward to helping your family and developing strong bonds.