Young Girl Shares Experience with Rare Disease

Doctors estimate this disease affects one in 200 children. There are many obstacles that come along with it — troubles with insurance coverage as well as common misdiagnoses that’s left families in the dark.

Clara McCloskey is sharing her experience with the disease in hopes to shine some light for other families going through a similar situation.

Breakthrough Test for Cerebral Palsy

A half a million people are living with cerebral palsy right now. CP is the most common of all childhood disabilities, affecting movement and posture and is most often caused by lack of blood flow to the brain at birth. The earlier it’s diagnosed; the sooner treatments and therapies can begin. A new breakthrough may help to change the lives of these children forever.

Mental Health Needs During COVID-19

Mental health has been an important health topic recently, especially due to COVID-19. However, children are often overlooked. We sometimes think that children don’t entirely understand what’s going on and therefore are experiencing no emotions out of the ordinary. This is simply untrue.

Parenting Children with Special Needs During COVID-19

COVID may be pushing parents of children with special needs all to new levels of stress, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Find out how to navigate these new and uncharted times with greater success for you and your family.

Home Health Care After Acute MI Reduces Readmission Risk

Patients who received home health care after hospital discharge for acute MI had lower risk for readmission at 30 days compared with those who did not receive it, according to data presented at the virtual American Heart Association Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions.

Disability & Health Information for Family Caregivers

These general caregiving tips provide families with information on how to stay healthy and positive. Keep in mind that these tips can be used to address many family issues. Information, support, advocacy, empowerment, care, and balance can be the foundation for a healthy family and are appropriate no matter what the challenge.

Many Pediatric Heart Nurses Struggle With Emotional Exhaustion

A survey of nurses caring for children with heart issues reveals that more than half are emotionally exhausted. The findings, recently presented at The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2020, also show that good working environments are associated with significantly less burnout.

Everything You Need To Know About Pediatric Home Health Care

Now more than ever, modern technology is making it possible for infants and children with chronic, complex, or special medical needs to receive comprehensive treatment and care at home. For instance, children can now be discharged from the pediatric intensive care unit or PICU with ventilators, gastric tubes, or a tracheotomy. It’s a cost-effective way to avoid long-term hospital stays or chronic care facilities. When it comes to pediatric home health care, it’s a holistic avenue for the effective treatment of children with developmental disabilities or complex medical conditions. Children who often require frequent or prolonged hospitalizations are usually in need of pediatric home health care services.

Challenges In Home Healthcare

As with any healthcare space, there are both advantages and disadvantages of home health nursing. While the challenges nurses face in home health care differ from those experienced in skilled nursing facilities, the career is no less rewarding. In fact, many nurses enjoy flexing their skills in this unique environment to help patients live their lives to the fullest extent possible.