The IEP, An Important Part of the Home Care School Experience

Submitted by Rick Hynick, Director, Client and Family Advocacy (GAO)

Now that school is back, many of our pediatric offices  provide service to children in the school setting.  It is important to remember that children with complex medical needs probably have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) with their school.  Parents can work with educators to advocate for their children and to develop a plan to help their child succeed throughout the school year.  BAYADA office staff can talk with our parents about this to provide the highest level of care to our young clients.

 

PA: Raising a Child with Complex Medical Needs Means Being Prepared Every Day

Submitted by Rick Hynick, Director, Client and Family Advocacy (GAO)

With so much in the news lately regarding the devastating hurricanes that have hit Texas, Florida and other states, a mom of a Pennsylvania school age client knows the importance of being prepared at all times.  She explained that everyone is talking about having extra supplies in case the power goes out because of these terrible storms.  However, this mom painted a picture of how families caring for loved ones with complex medical needs have to be prepared every day.  She explained that she needs extra supplies in case her child’s feeding tube were to malfunction.  She further explained that she has so many pieces of medical equipment that requires electricity, that her family has a portable generator, as they need the comfort of always knowing they will have electricity, even if the power were to go out in good weather.