There are many options when it comes to healthcare for your child. In addition to in-office visits, home healthcare is also available and offers quite a few benefits for you and your family. From providing therapy in comfortable surroundings to saving time, here are some reasons why pediatric in home health care may be the best way to go.
Staying in a familiar environment
One of the main core benefits of pediatric in-home health care is the opportunity to bring comfort and normalcy to a child who could otherwise be overwhelmed having to go to various appointments in different locations every week. When a family opts to go with in home health care, it allows for the child to learn and grow in an environment they already know and trust.
Continuity of Care
In addition to the benefits of receiving care in a familiar environment, home health care allows for the receiving that care from familiar therapists. At Solace, we aim to have a child meet with the same therapists throughout the course of their development as to feel comfortable and secure. This also allows for each session to be conducted by a therapist familiar with your child’s case, needs, goals and progress, meaning you and your child will not have to restate their needs, goals and difficulties each time as you would with meeting a different therapist who is not familiar with your child.
Working with a families schedule
Often, even if an appointment is only an hour, it can take easily double or triple that amount of time in order to prepare for that appointment. Between getting ready, driving, paperwork, and other factors, it will never be only an hour out of your day. With in-home health care, it truly can be. You can schedule the time for the therapist to arrive at your home, meaning less preparation, no driving, and saving you time.
Coming up with the best plan of action
When coming up with a game plan for a family, it will always be more helpful to understand family dynamics in the home as opposed to in a clinical office. When there is better understanding, there can be more insightful and actionable goals that help to better incorporate new skills and habits to work best with how each individual family works. This can result in a more individualized treatment plan that can help you and your family meet their treatment goals.
While in-office visits are perfectly fine, there can be a lot of variables that can make these visits more stressful for you and your child. This can sometimes hamper progress and create additional strains. By utilizing in-home pediatric health care, many of these variables can be removed and the additional benefits can provide a better solution for you and your family.