Parents with special needs children often struggle with a variety of daily needs, such as taking their child out of the house for appointments and/or bathing their child. Often times it is difficult to find appropriate pediatric care for the child when a parent of a child with special needs works outside of the home. Fortunately, pediatric home care is available to help parents with many of the difficulties they encounter on a daily basis.
Here are just a few of the services pediatric home care for children can provide.
Enteral feeding is when the child’s nutritional supplementation of food is given by way of a tube that is directly in the stomach. Pediatric nursing care providers can assist parents with ensuring their child receives their feeds when scheduled. This service is especially valuable if the parents work outside of the home and need someone to prepare the food and connect the bag of food to the child’s G-tube.
Tracheostomy care is essential if the child has a trach, which is used to help with respiration, breathing difficulties or if there is an obstruction of the throat or sometimes following a recent surgery. Trach care involves routine maintenance and care of the trach tube, which includes changing the trach tube, cleaning the area around the trach tube and regularly changing the trach ties (the band holding the trach tube in place).
A pediatric home care nurse can help with the management of the child’s disease through a variety of means, such as aiding in the delivery of medications, IV care and other forms of continuous treatment. Some of the most common diseases that pediatric home care nursing can help with include: seizure disorders, chronic lung disease, cardiac anomalies, cerebral palsy and asthma.
From a few hours a day to 24-hour care, if your special needs child requires health care at home, pediatric home care nursing and/or non-medical home care providers can be of assistance. The above are only a few of the areas that home care for children can be beneficial. Pediatric home care staff can help to reduce the stress of trying to do it all alone and in many situations give you a much needed break. The pediatric care services provided for special needs children depends on the specific services you and your child require. However, both non-medical and home care nursing are options worth considering.
If you or a loved one are considering Pediatric Nursing Care Services in North Miami FL, contact the caring staff at Providence Healthcare Services. We provide services in all of Miami Dade county and the Upper Keys. Call today (305) 680-5349.
Nercy is a native of Miami, Florida and has resided here her entire life.She has a genuine love for the people, the culture, and the community of Miami. She serves on several healthcare committees and is actively involved in numerous business associations and health related organizations dedicated to advocacy, education, and improving the health and wellbeing of those in the community.
Nercy is a Licensed Healthcare Risk Manager in the state of Florida. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing from Florida International University and a Master of Business Administration from Liberty University.Nercy is an active member of the Homecare Association of Florida.