Pediatric home care is the most cost effective way to provide families and children with medically necessary therapy services. Early treatment promotes independent living and increases the ability of children to thrive independently at home. Early improved outcomes lower the utilization of care in higher cost settings in the following ways:
- Reduced diagnosis of “failure to thrive”
- Reduced emergency room visits
- Reduced hospital utilization (including NICU)
- Reduced institutionalization
- The “Family Multiplier” – Treatment provided in the home alongside parents or guardians educates and empowers families to continue intervention strategies between therapy visits and after therapy is complete.
- The “Least Restrictive Environment” – Therapy provided in the child’s home allows the child to work in his or her natural environment. Children learn to work with their own belongings and in their “safe zone”. This increases the chance that skills learned will be continuously practiced even after the therapy session ends.