In-home care is an option for parents who need an extra hand or respite during emotional and physically overwhelming times. Taking care of a child with special needs can quickly take its toll on a parent who does not have time for themselves. In-come care for children with disabilities such as autism or epilepsy also allows parents to better focus on other children and family members as well as providing extra time and help to complete tasks that need to get done.
What Does In-Home Care Offer To Parents Of Children With Special Needs?
In-home care caregivers are available for you during your time of need. They are not nurses and do not perform medical services, but they do provide assistance that can help parents ease tension and stress that can be damaging to their own health. To keep caregivers of children with special needs healthy, in-home caregivers can provide support so that caregivers do not fall ill themselves and maintain the ability physically and mentally to care for their children.
In-home Services Can Include:
Respite Care – Respite care isn’t just for the gravely ill. In-home care providers can come into your home for a scheduled amount of time and allow parents to take some time to themselves or other family members. Parents can spend some time on a hobby, get a massage, or go grocery shopping. The point is to give the permanent caregiver a break so that they can continue to support their loved ones with special needs.
Housekeeping – In-home providers provide light-housekeeping services. They can offer help with laundry, cleaning dishes, vacuuming, dusting, and more.
Errand Running – Having another hand that can run errands is immensely beneficial to parents of children with special needs. No need to pack up the kids to pick up prescriptions at the pharmacy or groceries for dinner, in-home care providers can do that!
Our special needs in-home care plans focus explicitly on the diagnosis and maintenance of your child’s general health, developmental and behavioral concerns. All homecare plans include an initial assessment and audit by one of our nurse supervisors. In addition, regular nurse visitations are scheduled every 60 days.
Although we provide support to all special needs children, our homecare team is particularly skilled and experienced in caring for children with the following disabilities and illnesses:
- Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Behavioral Issues
- Cancer, HIV or other Life Limiting Illness
- Cerebral Palsy
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Mental Retardation or Developmental Delays
- Spina Bifida, Birth Defect or Injury
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