Welcome back to Evergreen Home Healthcare’s blog! In our last post, we shared six ways that pediatric home health care can help you and your family. We find a lot of parents think that they have to do it all, but you don’t. Not being able to be your child’s parent and caregiver, doesn’t make you any less of a “good” parent; it means that you’re human and honestly, you were never meant to do it alone. Having compassionate professionals such as therapists, nurses, and caregivers from Evergreen Home Healthcare come into your home can give your child the best chance at success. To learn more about how we can help, read our last blog post.

Not only do we typically find that a lot of the parents place too much pressure on themselves to do it “all,” we also find that many aren’t sure they need in-home care or they assume that they can’t get the care their child needs. Today, on our blog, we are going to debunk the myths surrounding pediatric home health care in Denver.

I Don’t Need In-Home Care Because . . .

“I’m a Stay at Home Mom/Dad”

Parents that stay home with their child feel that because they are home all day that they should be able to care for their child with medical challenges. First of all, when your child has complex medical issues, they are going to be the most successful when they have someone dedicated to their care. However, if you stay at home you most likely have to focus most of your time on caring for your home, doing chores around the house, running errands, caring for your other children, and managing your other responsibilities. Also, as we discussed in our last post, a professional has the training and expertise to care for your child in the best way possible.   

“My Child Isn’t That Sick”

Sometimes a child that faces more medical challenges than the average child doesn’t need special care. However, in most cases, most can benefit from and require the care of a professional. As we have mentioned, having someone dedicated to their care can make sure they are getting the attention and treatments that they need. Children that can benefit from the care of a in-home health professional include those that must utilize:

  • Tracheostomy
  • Ventilator
  • Oxygen
  • Pulse ox monitoring
  • Tube feeding, IV/PICC line/port

Also, those children with limited mobility, who suffer from seizures and face the challenges of autism are can gain much from in-home care. If you have any questions about what care could provide for your child, don’t hesitate to contact Evergreen Home Healthcare. If can be difficult to know exactly what your child needs. We would love to help you give your child the comfort, the care, and the bright future they deserve.

“The School Provides An Aid”

Sometimes a school provides an aid and it is sufficient to handle the needs of your child while they are at school. However, in many cases, a child needs more attention than a school aid can provide. Children with complex health issues often need the expertise of a caregiver not only when they are home, but at school, too. Some care nurses can even accompany your child on the school bus and assist them throughout the day. A pediatric home health care provider will have their entire attention and time focused on your child so they can be happy, comfortable, and in a position to get the most out of their education and school experience.  

“I Have Training & The Insurance Won’t Approve it”

Often parents feel that they have the training that they need to adequately care for their child. This can absolutely be enough, but often as we discussed in our last post, because you have many responsibilities, you can’t always meet your child’s needs or go to school with them. Often parents with CNA training may wish they could get the aid of pediatric in-home care, but feel that their insurance company won’t approve of the cost because of their certification. This isn’t the case! Though we can not say definitively that your insurance will approve the cost of in-home care, but you should definitely investigate. If you have questions about your specific insurance plan and how that can fit into what Evergreen Home Healthcare offers, contact us! We would love to help you give your child the care that they need.

Ready to Invest in Pediatric Home Healthcare

We at Evergreen Home Healthcare would love to help you provide the care that your child needs. To learn more about the services that we offer, how we can meet your child’s needs, and more, visit our website. We have been serving the Denver area for over 10 years. We are passionate about helping children who face challenges not only have the best quality of life, but also find success. Visit our website today!