Often parents avoid hiring pediatric home health care providers because they’re just not sure how they can help. Even if your routines and plans are trying on you and your energy, you may feel that they’re the best plan you’ve got for right now. It doesn’t have to be that way.
Laundry never seems to end in any household, but that situation can be even worse if your child needs frequent clothing or bedding changes. If you aren’t able to keep up with the laundry demands, you may find yourself caught in a bind without clean items when you need them the most. Worse still, you might find yourself spending more than you need to on just buying new items way too often. Pediatric home health care providers can make huge dents in Mt. Laundry for you so that you’re not caught by surprise.
Just as laundry can pile up and create havoc, so too can other household tasks and chores. When you’re spending your time on the things that matter, such as taking care of your family, you can pass off those other tasks to someone else who can manage them for you. You can set this up so that regular tasks are handled for you every week or you may have a specific list that changes on a weekly basis.
Assistance with Meal Prep
When most of your energy is going toward helping your child with special needs, there’s not a lot of energy left over for making sure that everyone eats a healthy, well-balanced meal. In fact, some nights you might find yourself ordering takeout again or heading through a drive-thru. With help from home care providers, you can plan meals and get them on the table while still doing everything else that has to be done.
Shopping and Errands
Whether you’re having a bad week or keeping up with errands and grocery shopping is just too much overall, turning to pediatric home health care providers can be the right answer. Make your list and hand off the responsibility for that task to someone who can focus on just that and bring back what you need. That way you’re not having to force yourself to the grocery store when you’re already exhausted physically and emotionally.
The more you’re open to what pediatric home health care can do for you and your family, the more you’ll be able to free up some of your time and energy. Then you can spend that time and energy where you most need to spend it.
If you or a loved one are considering Pediatric Home Health Care Services in South Hills PA, please call and talk to the caring staff at Extended Family Care of Pittsburgh at (412) 693-6009. We will answer all of your questions.
Laura has earned her MBA in Health Care Administration from Canisius College and a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Laura has sat on three Professional Advisory Committees throughout the community, has been on the Board of Directors for a non-profit nursing home, and currently acts as an Advisory Board Member for both the Alliance for Community Respite Care and Gateway Health Plan.She is also an active committee member of the Southwestern PA Partnership on Aging, Twilight Wish Foundation and North Allegheny baseball, softball and lacrosse Boosters.Community Engagement and Education has been her passion and she enjoys teaching opportunities for the American Red Cross and a local community college as well as collaborative grant writing with various healthcare and education partners.
Raising four active children with her husband Brian, she seems to spend more free time on fields and courts than she does at home. Although they live in Pittsburgh, you will never see a Steelers logo in their home.Instead, the Bills, Sabres and some Pirates gear are more often visible. “My empathy is always for the underdog.They usually work harder than everyone else.”. –Laura Partridge
Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pele
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