Struggling to juggle work and taking care of your special needs child? Striking a balance between your professional and family life can be a tough task. But establishing priorities in both areas is essential to living a fulfilling life.
There are many different home-based health care options available for your child. Here are two main options to consider before making a final decision on which care option is best for your special one.
Are you contemplating seeking out a professional that can provide round-the-clock care to your child?
Live-in caregivers, also known as full-time carers, will move into your home so they can be around to attend to your child at all times. This can give you complete freedom to attend to other important things on your to-do list.
As the nurse assigned to your home essentially becomes part of your household, you'll have plenty of time to get acquainted. This can give you peace of mind that your special needs child is in the hands of someone whom you can trust.
Because live-in nurses spend more time with their patients, they cost more to hire than visiting nurses. But live-in care is still far less expensive than taking your child to a paediatric nursing home.
These nurses are also known as part-time nurses because they only come in during certain hours of the day. They're an ideal care option for clients that don't need round-the-clock care for their special needs children.
For example, you may only need a nurse to step in for you during the hours of the day that you're working.
Hiring visiting nurses brings many great benefits. First off, these nurses have flexible work schedules to accommodate your specific needs. Second, they won't require boarding facilities because they'll only come in on certain hours of the day. In addition, they'll show up to work fresh and psyched to cheer up your child in a way that you might be too exhausted to do.
Because visiting nurses are paid an hourly rate for their services, they're generally less expensive to hire than their live-in counterparts.
Ultimately, the best in-home health care option for your special needs child depends on your needs, the needs of the child and the needs of the entire household. It is important to consult a reputable disability care service provider to find out which option is best for everyone.