Providing the right level of care to a child if they are disabled or sick with a more serious medical condition is very important for the child and their family. Knowing what care support is out there for your child can be difficult and confusing. Considering the needs of other family members and making decisions that minimize the impact the child’s condition has on their way of life is important.
Developments in medical care make it easier for families to consider paediatric home care as a viable option to help care for their child. Paediatric home care is delivered by Paediatric Registered Nurses and carers and offers many advantages such as:
Medical facilities are often chaotic. Spending even a day in one is often stressful for the child and the family. When a child has an extended stay in a facility, it often impacts both their emotional and physical health. With paediatric home care, services are more personalised to your child’s individual needs. The child receives one to one attention and there is more consistency in care providers than in a facility. The child feels more comfortable in a setting they are familiar with in their own home.
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. Paediatric 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.
Pediatric home care services are comprehensive and can support activities of daily living like bathing, grooming and medication reminders. This helps children maintain a good quality of life while reducing burdens on parents and caregivers.
Home is often the best place for a child to see a nurse or therapist. Choosing paediatric home care eliminates the need to find a facility, drive for appointments and face other logistical challenges. The family experiences less stress, and the child is better equipped with the care they need to regain or maintain their highest level of independence. The result is an improved quality of life.
With your child at home, you will not have to go outside and be around other children in a medical facility. This is important because there are times when there may be an outbreak of a virus, which tends to spread to several children who may be together. Certain children are particularly vulnerable to this type of outbreak, and your child may be one of them. Keeping the care confined to your home helps reduce the chances that your child will catch an unwanted virus while receiving treatment.
If your child is faced with a medical condition or disability, understanding their options helps you to provide them with the best care experience. For many families, paediatric home care is the right solution.
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.
Our mission is to deliver high-quality care for your child. We pride ourselves in providing superior services and have a vast portfolio of dedicated professional Paediatric Registered Nurses and carers with a wealth of expertise ready to meet your child’s care needs.
Please call our Homecare team on 0203 008 5210 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org to see how we can assist you.
During her time as a Youth Worker at Challengers, a charity dedicated to supporting children and young people with disabilities, Zahrah demonstrated excellence in assisting in the delivery of inclusive play activities. She gained knowledge in Makaton, and underwent training in Crisis Prevention/Intervention, specifically focusing on managing challenging verbal and physical behaviours.
Currently holding a key role within Cavendish Homecare’s operations team, Zahrah takes charge of ensuring the seamless set up of new cases, managing the distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE) to clients and the nursing and carer teams, organising staff training and providing crucial support to Nurse Managers.