Families treasure their children and know they need and deserve the best guidance, love, care, and protection available. This is especially true if a child has a medical ailment, a physical handicap or if the child has special needs due to developmental delays. Experienced homecare providers can provide professional and reliable assistance for children with special needs.
The safety and the well-being of the child and the child’s family is the first priority of the provider. Therefore, when you select a provider from a referral agency you can be assured that the agency will run a national background check on every provider before assigning the provider in a child’s home. There are several ways a referral agency will ensure that they match all home care providers with the right client. First, a referral agency will:
- Conduct a thorough personal interview
- Verify all references
- Check the Sex Offender Database
- Check DMV records
All of these safety measures are put in place to give you a peace of mind. However, the referral agency will also require that providers have Malpractice and Liability Insurance, a negative TB test result and current CPR and/or First Aid certification.
Assistance for Special Needs Children
Providers that work in the home can assist children who are handicapped or disabled physically, and use a wheelchair or other mobility assistive device. Therefore, these skilled providers can also provide special needs assistance for several behavioral, developmental and even medical disorders such as:
- Bipolar/Manic Depression
- Tourette’s Syndrome
- Down’s Syndrome
- Juvenile Diabetes
Finally, Help for Overwhelmed Parents
Caring for a disabled child can be difficult and overwhelming for parents. As a result, a provider can provide parents with the emotional support that they need. Also, they can assist the parent with practical needs as well. Meal preparation, laundry, light housekeeping and household management are just a few of the services that providers can perform that will help alleviate some of the chores and duties that parents once worried about.
In conclusion, deciding to hire homecare providers to provide assistance and care for your disabled child is one of the most difficult decisions a parent will have to make regarding their child’s care. However, it can be a positive experience for the child as well as for the parent. Finally, we hope you’ll contact a Houston home care provider to have all of your questions answered.