Children’s Hospital Home Health Care
High Quality Medical Care in Your Own Home
Children generally don’t like staying at the hospital and parents
typically like for them to be home so they can spend as much time together
as possible. At East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, we do not keep
children as inpatients any longer than they need to be. If your child
has a serious medical condition but does not need round-the-clock care,
we may recommend you make use of our home health care services.
Home health care is provided based on the child's needs. Once orders
are received and it is determined that the child’s needs can be
met by Home Health, arrangements will be made for services to begin.
Commitment You Can Rely On
Some parents are nervous about taking their child away from the hospital
where doctors are always a few feet away. Rest assured, we would not recommend
a child receive home care services unless we truly believed their recovery
could be better facilitated in a familiar environment. Our knowledgeable
staff will provide thorough teaching to prepare you for the transition
to home. Our home health care staff is made up of dedicated professionals
who realize they need to be on-call for when you need them.
Services that Home Health care provides include:
- Medical equipment
- Nursing care
- Social Work
- Prescriptions and medications
- Physical, speech and occupational therapies
- Feeding/enteral services
Being referred to home health care is, generally, a good thing. It means
you get to spend more time with your child and that their condition no
longer requires constant monitoring from a nurse or doctor.
East Tennessee Children's Hospital Home Health serves the following
counties ( Download the map)
Contact us if you are interested in learning more about home health care at East
Tennessee Children’s Hospital.