Kids with Special Needs

August 5, 2019

Kids with Special Needs

August 5, 2019
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Being a full-time caregiver to a special needs child is demanding and could leave you burnt out.  This will impact the care you provide to your child, and more importantly it may affect the relationship between you and your child, and you and your significant other.  Trust us to assist with providing round-the-clock personal care for your child, leaving you free to spend quality time with your family.

Personal Support Workers
PSWs are highly skilled at caring for children with special needs, including those children who are non-weight bearing.  Knowing that these children are at higher risk of skin breakdown, PSW are trained to understand the importance of proper peri-care to maintain skin integrity and conducting range of motion exercises with each diaper or bed change.

Dietary Planning
If your child is on a pureed or dental soft diet or on thickened beverages, homecare staff need to ensure that their food / drink is of the correct consistency so that risk of choking is minimized.Don’t find yourself becoming frustrated because your child is a poor eater. PSWs can help since they are trained in various techniques to encourage maximum intake of food and fluids to maintain hydration and nutritional status. Besides comfort, proper nutrition decreases the risk of decubitus ulcers which can be extremely painful and potentially fatal to your child.

Caring Comes First
PSWs are capable and have the proper training of operating various types of lifts, wheelchairs and other assistive devices required for the tub or toilet in a safe and efficient manner, thereby causing as little stress to your child as possible during their use.

PSWs know how to engage your child while providing care in order to stimulate them but also to develop a rapport. It is important so that the child feels secure and comfortable while receiving intimate care, and you feel that your child is receiving the best care possible. 

Kids with Special Needs
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