When it’s time to go home, you will need to know how to care for your child. Your child’s doctor will provide guidelines and instructions to help you and your child adjust after a stay in the hospital. During the first few weeks, your child may be clingy and nervous. You might also notice changes in his or her sleeping pattern. We offer resources to help cope, heal and get back to normal.
Kids Home Care
We work closely with families and physicians to meet each child’s unique home healthcare needs. Our coordinated approach focuses on developing a plan that is convenient, economical, and meets a family’s unique needs and schedule.
We offer many services including:
- Respiratory Care
Your child will be taking pain medications by mouth and eating more normally before it is time to go home. Children who have less pain often recover more quickly and return home sooner. When your child is ready to go home, we will tell you how to give any medicine that is still needed and how to help your child return to his or her usual activities.
Storing and Disposing of Pain Medications
Once you are home, be sure to store pain medicines in a locked cabinet. It's not safe to leave pain medications anyplace where children, other household members or visitors can find them. People may intentionally or unintentionally take prescription pain medications and become very sick.
Once your child no longer needs prescription pain medications, please dispose of unused pain medication by flushing the medicine down the toilet.