At Alliance Homecare, our professional resources care for children of all ages, from newborns to adolescents, at home and at school, including those requiring complex care.
Our compassionate, carefully screened, and experienced Registered Nurses manage diverse diagnoses and high-tech equipment, while our highly trained and caring Home Health Aides assist with non-medical activities of daily living like bathing, dressing, exercises, and meal preparation.
We take a family-centered approach and partner with you in your child’s care. In working together, our clients and families experience, firsthand, our team’s shared commitment to compassion, excellence, and reliability.
A family might come to us for a number of reasons, but in every case it is because their child needs daily nursing care that goes beyond the needs of most children. The physician must determine the medical necessity for a child to have home nursing care upon discharge from the hospital. This determination is made with the help of hospital discharge planners, social workers, and nursing staff. Our Care Management Team can evaluate your child in the hospital or at home to help in making the decision for home nursing needs.
The determination of whether or not a child needs in-home care isn’t necessarily made based on the child’s diagnosis, instead it’s decided based on the medical fragility of the child. The child is considered medically fragile if he or she has an ongoing or chronic illness which has lasted at least one year or which has required a hospital stay of one month or longer. Generally he or she would require daily medical treatments and monitoring, and are dependent on a medical device or assistive technology
Some examples of children who would qualify for home nursing care are:
- Premature infants – most premature infants (24 – 32 weeks) have complications that would qualify them for home nursing;
- Respiratory-compromised children – bronchopulmonary dysplasia, traumatic brain injury complications, syndrome- related complications, tracheostomy either permanent or temporary;
- Cardiac-compromised children – syndrome-related complications, congenital anomaly, etc.;
- Neurologically-compromised children – seizure disorder, syndrome-related complications, Cerebral Palsy, etc.
- Ventilator dependent children
- Gastrostomy –children who require enteral tube feeding.