- The health provider may order different kinds of medications for your child. They may include: prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and dietary supplements.
- Tips from other parents on keeping track on medications.
- Good nutrition and healthy eating helps your child to grow and develop. A child who has a medical condition, developmental delay, or takes certain medications regularly may be at risk for nutritional problems.
- Durable medical equipment means items, supplies, or equipment designed for particular medical needs. It is called durable because it is meant to last a long time.
- Assistive technology (AT) is any kind of tool or piece of equipment that helps a person live more independently. AT also provides a way for people to participate more fully in life activities.
- Transportation resources and car seat safety for your child with special health needs.
- There may be a time when your child needs home health care services. These services can be important in helping keep your child healthy and safe.
- Important information about getting and using home health services and key questions to ask when interviewing a home health agency.
- A personal care attendant (PCA) is an independent caregiver who can help with activities of daily living. This page offers successful steps to hiring, training, supervising, and paying for a PCA for your child.
- When using childcare, it is important to think about both your child's needs and your own. Different types of childcare work best for different types of children and families.
- Suggestions on how to find a sitter for your child.
- Respite means taking a break. Respite care provides temporary care to a child by anyone that is trained to take care of your child: another family member, friend, or a professional caregiver. Respite can occur in the home or in out-of-home settings for any length of time, depending on the needs of the family and available resources.
- Hospice care, also called palliative care, is a special kind of care for people facing life-limiting (terminal) illness. Hospice and palliative care follow the belief that a person has the right to live life pain-free and with dignity. Hospice helps to provide families with the support they need during this time.
- Moving is often a stressful time for families and there are many steps to take to ensure that your move goes smoothly. The following list of tips and checklist will help you arrange for the health care of your child during a move.
- Planning a trip when a child has special health needs can be overwhelming. Preparation is the key to a happy and healthy trip. Here are a few hints that may help.
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