Finding reliable and qualified in-home pediatric care can be a viable option for caring for a child who is disabled or otherwise in need of frequent care. Some parents are skeptical of this option because they are used to bringing the child to a medical facility. However, there are some advantages to having your children receive pediatric care in the comfort of your own home. Here are five of them:
More Convenient: Unlike conventional arrangements which you take your child for specialized pediatric care at health facilities located far from your home, in-home services can eliminate the time and hassle of bringing your child to a facility. With in-home pediatric care, there is no longer a need to get your child up, dress and bathe them, drive them to the facility, and wait several hours for their appointment. All you need to do is have your child ready for their appointment at home and let the professionals take care of the rest.
Greater Flexibility: Regardless of your individual schedules, you can book for your child’s health care services during your most convenient time. Similarly, the child is able to participate in all their normal activities (such as playing or attending school lessons). The parents can also arrange to have the services provided at a time when they are already planning to be in the house. This type of flexibility is nearly impossible to achieve at a facility, where you are required to work within their scheduling system.
Individualized Attention: When a health care professional comes to your home, they are focused exclusively on your child, rather than being distracted by the countless other things happening within a facility. This allows them to provide the individual one-on-one care your child needs and deserves. In addition, with in-home care, you will typically have the same professionals visiting your child each appointment, allowing them to get to know them personally and better understand their needs.
Reduced Chances of Child-to-Child Infections: With in-home pediatric care, your child will not have to go outside and be around other children in a facility. This is important, because there are times when there may be an outbreak of a virus, which tends to spread to several children who may be in the building. Certain children are particularly vulnerable to this type of outbreak, and your child may be one of them. Keeping the care confined to your home helps reduce the chances that your child will catch an unwanted virus while receiving treatment.
Potentially Lower Costs: In-home care is not a “one size fits all” approach. With most providers, plans can be customized around the needs of the child, meaning you only pay for the treatments and services your child needs. You can also save by not having to spend money on fuel transporting your child to a facility. Of course, prices always vary based on your specific needs, but pediatric care at home provides an opportunity to save money over having your child treated at a facility. To find out how much money you could save and/or if this is the right option for you, speak with a local in-home pediatric care provider.