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Raising a child with a chronic illness or disability can present many challenges and may feel like a full time job. There may come a time during the course of your child or teens illness that you as a caregiver need some time away from the tasks of care giving. Respite care is an essential part of the overall support that families may need to keep their child with a disability or chronic illness at home.
Respite care programs with HSC Home Care are designed to provide temporary, short-term assistance in caring for a infants, children and teens through the age of 21 who have special needs.
At HSC Home Care our services are designed not only for the child but for the entire family, giving caregivers, often the parents, an opportunity to take some time away from the child, and even the child some time away from his/her parents.
This allows for time to emotionally and physically recharge and be better prepared to handle the day-to-day challenges of parenting a child with a chronic illness, a life limiting condition or disability.
Before your child receives Respite Care, we will send a Registered Nurse (RN) to your home to perform an assessment, this will include obtaining pertinent information, consent for care and treatment as well as obtain the necessary information likes and dislikes, a list of common play activities, allergies, emergency contact numbers that will facilitate our ability to take excellent care of your child.
Respite care may be provided by a Home Health Aide/Personal Care Aide, Licensed Practical Nurse or even a Registered Nurse depending on your child care needs. This service may or may not be a covered benefit under your insurance carrier. Our trained office staff will be happy to assist you in finding out your covered services.