Helping you every
step of the way
Providing deeply compassionate and experienced care for your child, with the most skilled Pediatric nurses and therapists,* is at the core of what we do at Thrive. But we also do more, with clinical supervision services that go a long way in making your life easier.
Arranging a Smooth Transition from Hospital to Home
By working very closely with your child’s primary care physician or specialist, our Clinical Supervisors develop an individualized treatment plan for your child’s care, including education and training to assist you in caring for your child at home. The plan is designed to enhance your child’s well-being and enable him/her to reach their full potential.
At your request, we will make ourselves available to actively participate in your child’s pre-discharge conferences. We can help prepare your child – and your family – for the discharge from the hospital and the transition to home care. The success of that transition is also dependent on the appropriate selection of equipment, training, and support personnel. Working with the hospital discharge planner, we help to coordinate everything necessary to ensure a successful homecoming for all.
Assessing the Home Environment
Our clinical supervisors will meet with you at home prior to discharge to help you determine the best way to prepare your home for optimal success in making your child and family comfortable there. We can assess the areas in which your child will be cared for, and ensure there is adequate space to accommodate necessary equipment. We can work with your extended team to ensure that all aspects of care, such as equipment and supplies, are available to you.
Support for Your Family
Our pediatric nurses understand that, with a medically fragile child at home, the whole family requires physical and emotional support. It can be difficult to have a non-family member in your home, especially for extended periods of time. For this reason, we train our pediatric nurses to be sensitive to your family’s unique situation, and establish in-home protocols that minimize disruptions to your family’s routines. We also have team members who have parented children with medical complexities who can provide support and help you navigate the challenges that come into play when you have a medically fragile child at home.
Billing and Insurance
Caring for a child at home can be expensive. We help families access the appropriate resources to minimize any financial hardship. We can assist with private insurance policies, Medicaid eligibility including SSI and Medicaid Waiver programs, management of insurance verification, billing, and submission of required paperwork.
With over 25 years experience in the pediatric home health community, our pediatric care team of nursing and therapy* professionals knows what community resources are available to support you and your child. By tapping those resources, Thrive ensures that your child receives the best possible care and the best foundation to reach his/her full potential.
*Therapy services available in select locations