Pediatric Home Health Care

By | May 15, 2017

Is it difficult getting your child out of the house for a doctor’s visit? Or, does your child require special care such as speech therapy, physical therapy, or occupational therapy? Many parents face these tough disorders on a daily basis. However, there is another option that does not require a ride to the doctor; long periods of time in the waiting room; waiting again in the treatment room; going through treatment; and then returning via a long car ride back home.

Instead, there is an alternative option called home health care, or in home care. Companies provide licensed therapists and nurses to perform various medical services inside the comforts of your own home. This not only saves time, but it also relieves the stress off of you and your child. Pediatric home health care provides a calm and comforting environment for your child, especially if they are undergoing consistent treatments.

There are a variety of treatments now available with pediatric home health care. With technology continually enhancing and improving, in home medical options are enhancing. Here are just a few of the amazing services that pediatric home health care has to offer.

Speech Therapy

Speech therapy involves the treatment and evaluation of communication disorders. A speech therapist will evaluate a child’s phonation (the sound that is produced), pitch, and the respiration components involved in producing vocal sounds.

Enteral Feedings

Enteral feedings involve the nutritional supplementation of food via a tube, directly into the stomach. An enteral feeding is implemented in malnourished patients, or those who are unable to swallow. Short term enteral feedings are achieved via an intranasal tube.

Tracheostomy Care

A tracheostomy is an opening that is made through the neck/throat directly into the trachea. It aids in respiration, and it is used in those with breathing difficulty, recent surgery, or obstruction of the throat. Tracheostomy care involves the maintenance and care of the tracheostomy tube, including regular cleaning and proper fit/orientation.

24 Hour RN Care

24 Hour care is implemented in cases of severe disease management and monitoring. If your child is undergoing continuous therapy and needs 24 hour monitoring and assistance, home health care is a great option.

Disease Management

Some of the most common diseases include asthma, cerebral palsy, chronic lung disease, seizure disorders, and cardiac anomalies. Nursing staff can aid in the delivery of medications, physical therapy, and continuous treatment.

These are just a few of the areas that a registered nurse or licensed therapist can perform on a daily, or weekly, basis for your child. Take the stress out of medical visits for both you and your child, and do a search for home health care around your area for more information on what services they have to offer.

With the steady rise of the baby boomer generation, and the recent changes in health care, home health care has risen in popularity. The pricing is decent, and the amount of stress associated with in home care and nursing is extremely diminished.