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Special Needs Care


Home health caregivers may include nurses, home health aides, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and social workers. Besides nursing and therapy, home health care often includes personal-care services to help children who need special assistance with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, toileting, eating, exercising, and even playing. 

Pediatric home health aides may assist families with nutritious meal preparation and light housekeeping. With the assistance they provide, home health care professionals can also give family caregivers the time they need to take care of themselves.


What are the benefits of home care with special needs?

Children and youth with complex medical needs, especially those with technology dependencies, may experience frequent or lengthy hospitalizations that can put emotional and financial stress on the family. For example, siblings and pets may be far away, contributing to the child’s emotional distress. For parents, the cost of travel and lodging, along with missed work, can be staggering. Pediatric home care for children with special needs relieves these burdens while keeping children safe in their homes and communities. Plus, home health care offers enormous benefits for the entire family.

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