If you have ever had a sick child, you know the care involved with giving them medications, and keeping them healthy and feeling safe while in your care. Unfortunately, there are times when a “childhood illness” needs more than chicken soup and plenty of liquids, and in the case of more complicated illnesses, many parents face the fact that their child may have to be hospitalized.Pediatric Home Health Nurses are helping to ease this scary time by providing in-home health services to families of children who may not need the full attention of a hospital staff, but who also still require monitoring of their condition and symptoms. Through the availability of telehealth devices and the regular checkups provided by Pediatric Home Health Nurses, children may recuperate from their illnesses in the comfort of their own homes, giving them a sense of familiarity and security and enabling their parents to provide the most normal life for the ill child, as well as for the rest of the family.
Pediatric Home Health Nurses may also help offset the high costs of hospitalization and bring a family together by offering resources and even an extra hand in the family’s day-to-day lives, reducing pressure on the parents of the sick child and enabling them to interact and care for their other children or family members.
With non-hospitalization options available to families of children who may be recuperating from surgery, illness or other health concerns, pediatric home health nurses are helping to increase the normalcy and positive effects of in-home hospice to all members of a family affected by the illness of a child.