The inpatient program provides care to children who are ready to leave a traditional hospital, but aren't quite ready to go home. Our care is about helping your child to gain the skills and confidence to reach his or her full potential at home. And it's also about supporting families throughout the care process. And, we do everything we can to maintain and improve the special bond between you and your child.
- Transitional care. From your child's first day at The HSC Pediatric Center, our staff begins to plan and prepare for the return home. We involve your child in the everyday activities of playing, learning and growing while receiving expert care that only a pediatric hospital can provide. We also help prepare your child to return to the community by providing activities and outings that increase confidence, and connect you to resources that make the process as smooth as possible.
- Family-focused care and training. Family is central to everything we do. We realize you know best the things that are special about your child, those things which can have a positive impact on refining our treatment plan. Support and family education are also an important part of our approach. We have family training apartments that allow you to practice your skills to care for your child in a comfortable, supportive environment.
- Experienced medical care management. Our team of skilled professionals includes pediatricians (doctors for children), nurse practitioners, nurses, respiratory care practitioners, therapists, psychologists, social workers, dieticians, and other health care specialists to meet your child's care needs.
- School and education support. We make sure your child doesnt fall behind with schoolwork. We provide school instruction and partner with your child's school district for home and hospital teaching services and the transition back to school.
- Emotional support. Our child life specialists, social workers and psychologists focus on the emotional and developmental needs of your child and family. Through the use of play and other forms of communication and interaction, they seek to reduce the stress that can come with health care experiences and enable children to cope in a positive manner.
- Child and family recreation. Play is an important part of therapy. Specially trained therapists provide activities that are fun while still focusing on your child's goals and strengths. Our recreation therapists also partner with the local community to offer adaptive events like art therapy, pet therapy and more.