What To Expect
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Home Health Services
For many children with significant chronic illness, home health services are essential. A pediatric home for health agency is a service dedicated to caring for medically fragile and/or technologically dependent children in their place of residence. In-home private duty nursing manages the child’s specialized care needs by working in partnership with the parent/caregivers, physicians, medical equipment suppliers, and therapists. This team approach to providing care helps to keep the child and their family where they are most comfortable…HOME.
The process for receiving in-home care begins with your physician. Collaboration between physician, family, and patient’s health insurance will determine if the patient is eligible to receive in-home care. Once eligibility is determined, the family will choose the home health agency to provide nursing services. Hospital case managers will provide a directory of the local agencies to choose from. The nurse will provide specialized care as well as serve as a liaison between parents, physicians, and home health providers.
What should I expect from home health services?”
The agency will provide and staff nurses and/or attendants, depending on the level of care your child needs. A home health agent should be on call and available by phone to answer questions and concerns 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Transportation services can be utilized for transport to and from doctor appointments. Always call 911 in the event of a true emergency.
Financial services can include private insurance, federal programs such as Medicaid, or waiver programs such as MDCP (Medically Dependent Children Program). Hospital case managers can provide information on these financial services.
Medical Equipment Services
Children with special needs often require various forms of assistive technology and/or durable medical equipment (DME) in order to keep their ability to function in everyday life. The family will choose the DME agency to provide necessary equipment and supplies. Hospital case managers will provide a directory of local agencies to choose from. The DME agency will provide, set-up, maintain, and service the medical equipment.
Services can include, but are not limited to:
• Physical Therapy
• Speech Therapy
• Occupational Therapy
• Equine Therapy
• Early Childhood Intervention (ECI)
Click on our services page to see all the different services we can provide to you or your family member.