According to the Department of Human Services for Minnesota, a school-age children/young adult’s care plan is “…a written description of each of the medically necessary PCA services a child will need during the school day with specific instruction of how the services should be provided.” The care plan should be complete within the first week of a… Continue Reading What Is a Care Plan for Pediatric Home Care?
Did you know that National Pumpkin Day is October 26th? To celebrate, we thought it would be fun to share a few fun pumpkin-themed activities that PCAs and parents can try out with children in need of pediatric home care! Halloween should be an exciting time of year for all children to enjoy, regardless of… Continue Reading Pumpkin Crafts for Kids with Autism
As we get closer to Halloween, tons of activities are ramping up. For children with special needs, this can be an overwhelming time of year, but we can still help them have a good time. Here are some ideas to make Halloween a fun and comfortable time for all children. Prepare Early Stores, schools, and… Continue Reading 5 Fun Halloween Activities for Children with Special Needs
Cerebral palsy refers to a number of neurological conditions that are caused by brain damage during pregnancy or in the early years of life. There are several known causes of cerebral palsy, including brain bleeds and traumatic childhood injuries; however, many reasons are still unknown. Currently, there is no cure for cerebral palsy but many… Continue Reading Home Care Services for Cerebral Palsy
Approximately 1 in 44 children in the United States has some form of autism. New tools for supporting and communicating effectively with autistic people, particularly those with non-verbal autism, are popping up every day. As with many areas of life, there are apps for just about anything, including assisting in helping people with autism develop… Continue Reading Best Autism Apps on Apple and Android
Slips, trips, and falls are part of any child’s life. But they can cause serious injuries if your home isn’t properly safeguarded. Giving children room to explore and learn how to move around safely is vital for their development. Visually-impaired children will be less likely to spot hazards like sharp objects or obstacles that could… Continue Reading Improve Home Safety for Vision Impaired Family Members
Approximately 6.8% of children under the age of 18 in the United States are living with a diagnosed eye and vision condition. And 3% of whom are specifically blind or visually impaired. Parents and caregivers can sometimes struggle to find the right guidance on how to encourage children with visual impairment to become more social… Continue Reading 10 Activities for Visually Impaired Children
Many children have tons of energy and require physical activity. That means that a lot of children’s games are designed with movement in mind—but not all. Finding games that suit all levels of ability doesn’t have to mean boring, restrictive games. In fact, there are games children with limited mobility can play that provide various… Continue Reading 6 Fun Games to Play with Children Living with a Disability
Parents only want what’s best for their children. But many don’t realize what options are out there in terms of support and guidance. For example, home care for kids is not often the first thought for many parents, but it can be life-changing for the whole family. This is especially true for children with disabilities,… Continue Reading Can My Child Benefit from Pediatric Home Care?
This Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month, we’re taking a closer look at how arthritis can affect younger people. While many people associate arthritis with older ages, it can also appear in people at a much younger age. In fact, approximately 294,000 children in the United States are affected by juvenile arthritis. Juvenile arthritis has a number… Continue Reading What is Juvenile Arthritis?