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Pediatric Home Care

Physician caring for baby

If your child has a chronic or complex medical condition, your home is often the most comfortable, convenient and safest place to receive care. Johns Hopkins Home Care Group’s Pediatrics at Home team is one of the only home care services in the Mid-Atlantic area that specializes in serving children. We bring comprehensive, compassionate care to you and your child. Our team of professionals is trained to work with children of all ages and help families who need a wide variety of pediatric services.

 
 

Get Started

Our pediatric home care services are available to children, from babies born prematurely to age 21, throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C. Call us:

Pediatric nurse talking with a pre-teen home care patient

Our Team

Our team is available from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, to answer questions. After business hours, an answering service takes urgent calls and will connect you to a provider.

Team members include registered nurses, rehabilitation therapists, pharmacists, registered respiratory therapists and social workers.

Pediatric Home Care Services We Offer

Our team helps children with conditions such as cancer, heart conditions, infectious diseases, respiratory conditions, and nutritional deficiencies.

We offer comprehensive care for your child, such as:

  • Neonatal home care includes a variety of care and rehabilitation services for medically fragile infants, spanning nursing, clinical respiratory care and equipment, apnea monitoring, infusion, enteral therapy, nutrition and monitoring of neonatal abstinence syndrome.

  • We offer comprehensive care for children and their families dealing with life-limiting or chronic complex conditions, including services such as pain and symptom management, skilled nursing, social work services, counseling and transition to community resources. We also work with the local hospice to provide care.

  • A variety of specialized equipment is provided to help improve a child’s quality of life, such as oxygen, apnea monitoring, bilevel, ventilator management, nebulizers, child-size walkers, wheelchairs, hospital beds, orthopedic equipment and other medical supplies. 

  • Our staff is highly skilled and trained to provide services focused on the treatment of childhood cancers. We offer chemotherapy infusion, nutritional support, oxygen, pain and symptom management.  

  • Our rehabilitation services assist children with cognitive, developmental and physical disorders. They are treated by physical therapists and occupational therapists.  

  • This comprehensive program is customized to meet the unique needs of each child. Home environmental assessments, peak flow meters, nebulizers, mattress covers, age-appropriate education about the disease, asthma triggers and interventions are provided as indicated. 

  • Pediatric infusion services involve clinical pharmacist consultation and skilled nursing care to assist families in administering intravenous products and medications. Therapies include but are not limited to antibiotics, anticoagulants, biologicals, blood clotting factor, catheter care, chemotherapy, enteral therapy, growth hormone, hydration, inotropic therapy, IVIG and SQIg, pain management, steroids, transplant therapies and total parenteral nutrition. 

  • We also provide specialty services for children with injuries, gastrointestinal disorders, pulmonary diseases, and blood and immune system diseases. 

Our Statistics

70%

of our patients are under 2 years old

14000+

home visits per year

1200+

patients enrolled in enteral and feeding program

100+

patients on ventilators

Pediatric Home Health Care — What You Need to Know

If your child has a chronic condition or needs post-acute care after a recent hospitalization, home care can provide treatments from the comfort of your home. Explore the home care process and life-changing benefits for your family.

 

Why Choose Johns Hopkins Pediatrics at Home for Pediatric Home Care?

Johns Hopkins Pediatrics at Home has proudly served the Maryland community since 1983, and we have served the D.C. region since 2018. Our highly trained team provides your child with dependable services and support when it is needed most. Our goal is to provide care for children with chronic, complex conditions in their home and allow them to stay in school—and out of the hospital—where they can thrive. Benefits of our Pediatrics at Home program include:

Focus on children

We are one of the only comprehensive pediatric home care programs in the Mid-Atlantic region. Our registered nurses, rehabilitation therapists and social work staff are pediatric specialists who work solely with children and their families in the home and in the community. Together with your pediatrician or pediatric specialist, they provide assessment, treatment, education and support. 

Comprehensive, coordinated care

Pediatrics at Home offers complete care services for your child. All of our services are coordinated by a nurse, who can help get you access to any of the services we offer. Whether care begins in the hospital before discharge or starts with your pediatrician in the community, coordination and navigation of all services helps us provide access to care and quality service. 

Dedication to quality and safety

Johns Hopkins Home Care Group has received accreditation from the Joint Commission, an organization whose recognition shows that our dedication to patient care meets or exceeds national standards for safety and quality.

Pediatric Home Care: What to Expect 

For your child to become a patient of our Pediatrics at Home group, you will need a referral from the hospital or your pediatrician. Here’s what you can expect: 

  1. Initial assessment: When we receive the referral, we consult with your provider to understand your child’s needs. We then schedule a time to meet with you—in the hospital or over the phone—to assess your child’s needs at home. We spend the time to understand your needs and follow your child’s physician orders.  
  2. Tailored care plan: We create a personalized care plan based on your child’s health needs and goals. We will also follow up with your referring physician to make sure your child’s care is seamless. 
  3. Patient and family caregiver support: Our team works closely with you to provide education and assistance. The goal is to help you learn to manage your child’s care on your own, when we are not there. 
  4. Adjustments to the care plan: Our team meets regularly to review your child’s progress and adjust their care plan as needed. With our regular monitoring and thorough education, we help your child avoid hospital visits and stay safe at home. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • We will contact you by phone call or text message the day before your visit. Expect to be contacted in the afternoon or evening to confirm the next day visit. Please tell us if you are not able to keep your visit. Let us know your preferred method of contact.  

  • The parent, primary caregiver or legal guardian must be present for the first visit to sign the consent, verify insurance and provide accurate information. Future visits also require an adult to be present. 

  • Most appointments are made during office hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Nursing visits made after 6 p.m. are not common and based on physician orders and admission needs. Weekend visits are scheduled for new admissions and specific treatment requirements. 

  • Depending on the treatment and teaching, the first admission visit is approximately two hours. The visits following are shorter, usually an hour (unless the treatment requires more time).  

  • Visits vary from once or twice a week, to once a month. Visit frequency may change with physician orders—we will keep you informed if that happens.  

  • Please call one of the numbers above if your child is admitted to the hospital.

Pediatrics at Home Resources

These resources will help you better understand your pediatric products, find the guidance you need or learn more about conditions, in effort to help your child live more comfortable.

Interpreter Services

If you have partial or total hearing loss or if English is not your primary language, we have access to trained, qualified medical interpreters who are proficient in more than 230 languages. Find out more about language services available through Johns Hopkins Medicine.

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