Home Health Services
Children’s Health℠ is excited to offer the same level of skilled care in the hospital and at home. Our team works closely with the patient’s physician to ensure that the child is getting the best possible care. Home health visits are offered five days a week and are scheduled at a time that is convenient for the family. Our care team is comprised of registered nurses (RNs), therapists and therapy assistants. We work closely with families to make sure they are involved in all aspects of the child’s care.
Skilled Nursing Services
Pediatric nurses from Children’s schedule routine home visits to provide skilled interventions; assess physical, psychosocial, educational, and environmental needs; and deliver appropriate post-hospitalization follow-up care.
Skilled nursing services include, but are not limited to:
- G-tube care
- Ostomy care
- Enteral/parenteral nutrition
- Central line/PICC care
- Neonatal jaundice, including bilirubin monitoring
- IV therapy and injectable medications
- Diabetic care
- Catheter care
- Wound care, including complex wounds and wound vacs
Every patient has unique needs. Home care is a good choice for children who focus best in the surroundings they use every day, need additional family support or need their care coordinated around a schedule. Your health care provider can work with you to decide whether home care is best for your child.
Physical therapists help patients with a variety of medical, neurologic and developmental-related conditions recover from injury or learn to cope with a situation that makes it hard to move. Here are some examples of assistance we provide:
- Gross motor skills
- Range of motion
- Balance and strength
- Functional mobility
The occupational therapists on our Children's Health Home Care team provide rehabilitation assistance for patients with a physical or mental illness who need help with:
- Fine motor skills
- Self-care skills
- Sensory integration
- Range of motion
- Activities of daily living
Our speech therapists help children overcome speech and language troubles, as well as feeding and swallowing difficulties. They can also evaluate difficulties with hearing and processing words. Some other assistance we provide includes:
- Cognitive and social deficits
Clinical Respiratory Services
Pediatric respiratory therapists are available to provide patient/caregiver education, support and assessment for pediatric patients who require certain respiratory equipment and supplies. Our respiratory therapists bring the skill and expertise learned at the bedside at Children’s Health.