It can be challenging for families with medically fragile children to feel comfortable seeking childcare. The thought of trusting the complex needs of your child to someone else can be difficult. However, everyone needs help at times, including families with children who require NG tube support. It can be difficult to find a daycare that can accommodate feeding tubes. A medical daycare such as PediaTrust understands your child’s complex care needs. If you are on the fence about choosing a medical daycare, discover three ways our childcare facility caters to NG tube dependant children.
NG Tube Child Care From Medical Professionals
When children cannot get the nutrition they need orally, nutrients can be delivered through an NG tube. However, NG tube use and maintenance can be complicated for those who are unfamiliar with this procedure. This can be especially true if a caregiver doesn’t have experience caring for children with NG tube needs.
However, PediaTrust is staffed with experienced medical professionals who understand how to care for a child with NG tube needs. They are aware of and equipped to handle all the demands of NG tube care. This goes beyond a common understanding of how to administer feeding, such as monitoring for complications related to dislodgment, constipation, diarrhea, dehydration, etc.
In addition to feeding tube use and maintenance, our staff is also skilled in providing care for a variety of other health needs. Our team of medical professionals works together to curate the best care plan for your child in all areas possible. Our team includes:
- Physical Therapists
- Occupational Therapists
- Speech Therapists
- Educators, including special education
Our skilled healthcare professionals are committed to providing your child with the highest level of care.
Full Communication With Family
Trusting the care of a medically fragile child, both with and without g-tubes, can be difficult for many parents. We make sure to communicate closely with the child’s parents to ensure that the child’s NG tube needs are taken care of. This helps us make sure the child is receiving the proper medications and nutrients through the NG tube, and staying up-to-date on any changes to the child’s care plan.
We take great lengths to help families feel fully aware of their child’s care, and how we help their child meet their unique needs. As a result, when parents come to us with their child’s special needs, we listen to and value their insight.
Care in a Safe and Clean Environment
Maintaining a clean and safe environment is important for all children in our care, but it is especially important for children with NG tubes. We follow proper cleaning and disinfection protocols to prevent the risk of infection. Additionally, we make sure that all equipment and supplies related to NG tube care are stored properly and used correctly.
PediaTrust Is the NG Tube-Friendly Child Care You Deserve
Everyone deserves help they can trust. PediaTrust prides itself on being the resource families of medically fragile children can depend on. We have five locations in Louisiana and Mississippi. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. You can call us at your nearest location or send us an email. Get the care your child deserves with PediaTrust.