Pediatric Home Health Services
Children and babies with complex medical issues, especially those with dependency on medical equipment, often experience frequent and sometimes lengthy hospitalizations. When these children are discharged from the hospital, it often requires a complicated, deliberate, and multistep approach, including pediatric home service in the Twin Cities area. For this reason, it is essential that there is a pediatric home health care plan put in place to address the child’s ongoing health care needs. The goal of pediatric home care services and our home health agency pediatric specialists is to ensure children remain healthy and receive high-quality medical home developmental support that will promote their ongoing care while at home and minimize their recurrent hospitalizations.
One of the most difficult things parents of medically fragile children have to do is make the decision to use pediatric home health services for their child. Here at Centric Healthcare’s Pediatric Home Care Services, we understand these tough decisions as well as the difficulty in caring for a child with an illness, injury, or disease. To ease your discomfort, we pride ourselves on being the premier pediatric home health agency serving St. Paul, Minneapolis, Rochester, and the Twin Cities in Minnesota. Our pediatric home health services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for medically fragile and medically complex newborns, infants, children, and adolescents. We understand the challenges of caring for medically complex children who require numerous medical services. Our experienced private duty nurses will work closely with parents and physicians to ensure a thorough plan of care is implemented.
Our Pediatric Home Services
When children in Minnesota who are medically fragile or medically complex have pediatric home care or private duty nursing at home, they tend to make fewer trips to the hospital, and the duration of hospital visits is typically shorter. Our pediatric home healthcare services for children in the Rochester and surrounding area include exceptional skilled care to medically fragile children in the least restrictive environment — their home. Although the diagnoses vary, our pediatric home service provides continuous observation by skilled nurses, and the medical treatment that is conducted is in the best interest of the child. Centric Healthcare’s Pediatric Home Care Services include the following services.
Pediatric Private Duty Nursing
There are several reasons why a family may want to use the services of pediatric home care nursing, but generally, the daily needs of the child go beyond the daily care needs of other children. Along with the child’s physician and pediatric home health nurse, there is a whole team of home health agency pediatric specialists who work together to determine how to best care for the child’s needs in the home. Pediatric home nursing staff consists of experienced, well-trained RNs and LPNs who will have your child’s best interest in mind.
Nursing and Care for Babies
Private duty nursing and care for babies is a type of special skills nursing care and is often necessary for babies who require the continuous and personalized care of a home health nurse. Babies with medically complex and chronic conditions, who would otherwise require ICU hospitalization, can be cared for in the comfort of their own Minneapolis home with private nursing services. Private nurse services allow families to stay together and the baby to receive the high level of care needed.
Ventilator, Tracheostomy, Apnea Monitors and Oxygen Therapy
Infants and children who require mechanical ventilation and other medical equipment need specialized care. Specific nursing procedures, management of technology equipment, and interventions are a top priority for our pediatric home nurses. Pediatric home healthcare nursing often includes maintenance of patient airways, such as suction, tracheostomy care, and supplying oxygen therapy.
Pediatric cardiovascular disease is a term used to describe several different heart conditions in children. A pediatric home nurse is experienced and trained to provide the specialized care a child with the cardiovascular disease requires, including continuous monitoring of activities, heart health and stress that may induce symptoms.
Complex Intravenous Therapy
Intravenous (IV) therapy means that there is a delivery of a liquid substance directly into a vein. The intravenous route is often the quickest way for medications and fluid replacement to be delivered throughout the body. It is also used to replace lost fluid resulting from dehydration, correct electrolyte imbalances, deliver medications, and for blood transfusions. Pediatric home care nursing will be able to assist families in Minnesota with monitoring the catheter site, checking dressing and all tubing, as well as administering the drip.
Pediatric home care private duty nurses are experienced in working with children with cancers including leukemia, brain tumors, lymphomas, bone tumors, bleeding disorders, and disease of blood cells. If your child has a blood disease or cancer, our skilled private duty nursing staff has the experience and qualifications to help manage your child’s symptoms while your child can have the comforts of home.
Unfortunately, some children have a chronic health condition that affects everyday life throughout their childhood. A health condition is thought to be chronic if its symptoms last longer than three months, interferes with the child’s activities, and require lots of hospitalizations and extensive medical care, which is where home health care comes in. Our team of experienced home health care providers help make it possible for children with chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cerebral palsy, epilepsy or asthma, to spend less time in the hospital and instead can be at home receiving the care they need to thrive.
Infectious diseases are caused by organisms such as bacteria and viruses. When children catch these diseases either from another person already infected, exposure to the environment, or insect bites, it is important that they are cared for by experienced medical providers, including trained home care private duty nursing. Children with infectious diseases often require ongoing medical interventions, such as IV therapy.
Centric Healthcare Cares for Infants and Children with the Following Conditions:
Diversity Home Health Group provides pediatric home care 24 hours a day, seven days a week for children with a wide range of medical conditions. Our home care services in the Twin Cities are unique because of the personal pediatric touch we add when caring for our patients and families. Our skilled private duty nurses truly get to know their patients, which allows them to provide the best care possible. We collaborate with the patient’s doctors and other caregivers on a regular basis to ensure coordination of care. Some of the medical conditions our private duty nursing services are experienced in include:
Pierre Robin syndrome
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA syndrome)
Failure to thrive
Tracheostomy Ventilator Dependent
Children with medical complexity are often discharged to their home with medical interventions, including tracheostomies, oxygen and ventilators. Our private duty nurses are experienced and well-trained to provide care for trach- and ventilator-dependent children. Many children who are trach dependent are often bedridden and accompanied by these conditions:
Acute chronic respiratory disease
Severe neuro/ortho impairments
Other Pediatric Complications That Need Our Services
Caring for children with chronic conditions at home may be challenging, but it can be successful and rewarding when provided in the context of a family-centered environment that is complete with private duty nursing services. Some of the pediatric complications we can help with include:
Acute/chronic respiratory disease
Growth hormone deficiencies
Benefits of Having a Pediatric Home Health Nurse for 24-Hour Care
The advances in modern technology and the medical field have made it possible for medically fragile children to live long, full lives. Children who are medically fragile or medically complex generally require round-the-clock care. Our home health private duty nurses are able to assist your medically challenged child with a wide range of needs including personal hygiene. Safety is also an important issue for medically complex children. Private duty nursing is available 24 hours a day to ensure your child is in a safe, comfortable environment and their medical needs are attended to. Home health care services are typically customized to meet the needs of each child, and although the type of needs vary from child to child, one of the best benefits of utilizing 24-hour pediatric home care is knowing that your child is safe at home with family.
Why Centric Healthcare?
Access to Daily Care Specialists
Avoid Long-term Contracts
We Are a Trusted Partner
Therapeutics for a Variety of Conditions
Our goal is to enable children with medically complex needs to be in a nurturing and supportive environment, which is at home. Whether we are helping to transition a child back to their family’s home after a lengthy hospital stay or celebrating a miraculous achievement, our pediatric private duty nursing team is deeply committed to your child’s physical, psychological and spiritual well-being every step of the way. We are available for pediatric care to families in the Rochester, Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Twin Cities area. We provide the best long-term, short-term, and transitional private nursing care and home health agency pediatric specialists available.
If you need information about pediatric home care and private nurse services for your child or have questions about the services available for the residents of Minneapolis, Rochester and the Twin Cities, please feel free to contact us by phone or online. We will be happy to assist in any way we can.
The process of choosing a home health care provider can be an overwhelming and scary process, so please know that we understand. If you need any information, have questions or concerns about the services available to the residents of Rochester, MN, and the surrounding cities or the qualifications necessary for home care services, please feel free to contact us by phone or online. We will be happy to assist you in any way we can. We are happily available to address any of your concerns.
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3261 19th St NW, Rochester MN 55901
Twin Cities Office:
4445 West 77th, Ste 203, Edina MN 55435
401 Main St. N, Ste 203, Austin, MN 55912
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