Aurora Visiting Nurse Association Pediatric Services
Caring for the health needs of a loved one can be challenging, particularly if that person is a child. The Aurora VNA home health nurses offer that extra comfort and specialized pediatric care that helps parents address conditions that can be stressful, physically and emotionally. Aurora VNA nurses manage a variety of pediatric patients and conditions, both acute and chronic. Some examples include but are not limited to:
- high-risk infants
- cardiac, asthma
- medically fragile children
- post operative follow-up
- cystic fibrosis
- failure to thrive
- wound care.
The VNA pediatric team provides home assessments, education, treatment, coordination of care and evaluation of caregiver competence. Families receive multiple services, including:
- respiratory therapy
- home medical equipment
VNA coordinators are on site at Children’s Hospital to help assess needs and set up services.
Supporting the VNA team of nurses is a network of professionals who champion the needs of the child and family. These include:
- social workers
- speech and occupational therapists
- certified home health aides
- physical therapist
The Aurora VNA also is a source of home medical equipment such as:
- apnea monitors for high-risk infants
- tube feeding pumps
- IV pumps and supplies
- phototherapy, which is used on jaundice patients.
In addition to the above services, the Aurora VNA provides a variety of specialty programs, including pediatric hospice, to meet the individual needs of our patients and families.
For more information about the Aurora VNA pediatric home care services program, call 414-327-2295 or 800-862-2201