When your children have special needs, it might seem as if everything takes more time, effort, and energy than you might have right then. That’s why you need to determine all of the sources of help at your disposal.
Friends, Family, and Neighbors
Your friends, family, and even your neighbors might be more willing to help you and your family than you think. Even if they can’t help you with treatments for your child, they can likely help elsewhere, like running an errand for you when you need an extra set of hands. Stay in touch with the people who care about you and ask for help when you feel overwhelmed.
Support groups made up of other parents who have children with special needs can give you access to resources that you may not have known were available. Parents with more experience can help to show you easier ways to do things. They can also give you emotional support when you need it the most.
Local agencies might be able to provide a lot more help to you and your family than you might realize, too. If you’re a member of a support group, they can often help you to find these agencies. Your baby’s doctor is also a great source of information about these types of groups.
Get Deliveries Whenever You Can
Now more than ever, delivery of all types of items can save you so much time and energy. Between online superstores that can ship items to local grocery stores, pharmacies, and other brick and mortar businesses who deliver, you can cut down your running around quite a bit. Look into where delivery options could give you back some sanity.
Hire Pediatric Home Health Care Providers
Pediatric home health care providers are there when what you really need is help taking care of your child’s treatments and other needs. They can show you how to deal with new processes and treatments and they can be there when you need time away. Even if you only need their services now and again, they can make a huge difference for you and your child.
The more help that you have as a parent of special needs children, the better for all of you. In some cases, this might mean being more open to the help that is already available to you. You might also have more resources available to you locally than you realize.
If you or a loved one are in need of Pediatric Home Health Care Services in Schnecksville PA or the surrounding areas, contact the caring professionals at Extended Family Care of Allentown. Call today at (610) 200-6097.
Carole gained most of her formal managerial training by attending Pennsylvania State University in pursuit of her degree in Health Policy and Administration. She attributes her informal training to have been acquired on a more personal level. Carole understands first-hand what families may experience when allowing a home care provider access to their home while providing care to their loved one. She was a caregiver for two of her grandparents until their passing and believes in the importance of allowing family members the opportunity to remain in the comfort of home if they so desire. Carole is also the mother of a child with multiple medical conditions who requires nursing services in the home. It is because of her personal experiences that Carole understands first-hand how important it is to manage a quality, high-integrity home care agency in which clients and families can place their trust and be confident they are receiving the best care possible. Carole also believes in the importance of giving back to the community. Therefore, she volunteers and spear-heads fundraising activities for a variety of charitable and professional organizations, namely the Pennsylvania Home Care Association, Autism Speaks and Avengers Baseball, Inc.
Carole, a resident of Lehigh County, is married and has 2 children. In her free time, she is the “team mom” for her son’s tournament baseball team, enjoys cooking, spending time with her family and friends, and is an avid NY Giants, NY Yankees and Penn State football fan. Carol is a verified Google Author
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