Pediatrics and Maternal Child Health
Ensuring the proper growth and development of your child is a priority for you and the pediatric home care team can help.
Your child may need care if they were born prematurely, have physical impairments or a chronic condition, or require therapy services. The team of nurses, therapists, and social workers work closely with you and your physician in delivering care and support in the comfort of your home. Your team explains our services in a friendly, caring and gentle manner, encourages participation, and involves you in the medical decisions.
From Hospital to Home We strive to make the transition from the hospital to home as seamless as possible. Our team teaches you about your child’s new or existing diagnosis, medications, treatments, equipment, nutrition, and safety and injury prevention. We ensure you attain the knowledge, skills, and comfort necessary to meet the needs of your child and achieve your goals.
Your team provides skilled nursing assessments at home including evaluation of home safety, needs, capabilities, social welfare needs, and psychological dysfunction, and offers referrals, if needed.
For a summary of our services, click here.
Call us today at (603)224-4093 or (800)924-8620.
How We Help
Children (up to age 18) and infants
- Diabetes Management
- New medications
- Wound care
- IV Therapy
- Congenital Heart Disease
- Enteral feedings
- Failure to Thrive
- Gastro Esophageal Reflux
- Brain injury
Occupational therapy to help your child better adapt to perform daily activities
Palliative Care and Hospice
Physical therapy to help your child restore their optimal strength and physical functions
- Cystic Fibrosis
Speech therapy to help your child restore their functional speech, voice, language, communication, and swallowing
Mothers and infants
- Cleft lip and/or palate
- Maternal perinatal care including:
- Wound care
- Blood pressure checks
- Gestational diabetes education
- Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
- Perinatal complications (newborns admitted to the nursery, special care nursery, or neonatal intensive care unit)
- Support mother with breast feeding
Maternal Child Health
Our nurses are specially trained in obstetrics to help prepare you for birth and teach you how to care for your newborn after you leave the hospital. We provide many services to pregnant women and postpartum women to help give you and your new family a healthy start.
Our services include:
- Prenatal care and support
- Care of premature babies
- Follow-up care on neonatal Intensive Care Unit discharged infants
- Care and Treatment of perinatal complications
- Assistance with breast-feeding and/or other feeding difficulties
- Use of Photo Light Therapy needed to decrease Bilirubin in baby’s blood that causes jaundice
- Information on the infant’s preventive health needs
- Information on family planning and postpartum depression
- Information on when to call a physician
- Assessment of emotional and family issues
- Short-term counseling of mothers
Healthy Families America
Healthy Families America (HFA) has been shown to improve parenting attitudes, increase knowledge of child development, support a quality home environment, promote positive parent-child interaction, improve family health, and prevent child abuse and neglect.
Improves Parenting Attitudes
HFA is a nationally-recognized, voluntary service that connects overburdened expectant parents and parents of newborns with free child development assistance in their homes.
Supports a Quality Home Environment
Well-respected, extensively-trained assessment workers and home visitors provide valuable guidance, information and support to help parents be the best parents they can be.
Promotes Positive Parent-Child Interaction
Based upon our years of experience and evidence-base, we know that home visiting promotes optimal long-term mental and physical health of parents and their children.
What Services Does HFA Provide?
All expectant parents and parents of newborns have common questions about their child's development. A new baby can be both a welcome addition and a stressful time of family transition. HFA staff receive extensive training in a wide range of areas that provide the answers to parents' questions on how to:
- Care for yourself during pregnancy
- Soothe your crying baby
- Ensure your child is receiving the right nutrition
- Promote healthy child development and bonding
- Create a safe home environment
For more information, please call (603) 230-5673.