When the subject of home healthcare comes to mind, it’s usually accompanied by images of senior family members who need assistance. And while this is often the case, it’s good to be aware that these type of services are available for patients of any age.
Take Baby B, for example. At only seven months of age, he receives care from one of our very own certified nurses, Jeannette Rosier.
Baby B has Down Syndrome, a heart defect, clubbed feet, and he has to wear a G-Tube. He also recently underwent heart surgery. Due to the long list of health ailments, his mom reached out to receive help from one of our caregivers.
“I’ve been helping to take care of Baby B for most of his life,” says Jeannette. “In fact, I worked with him before I came to Care Options for Kids, and when I switched agencies, his family came along.”
Jeannette describes a typical day with Baby B: “He has two ports: one for food and one for medication. I come over, I play with him, I feed him and give him his medications.” She explains that despite his health issues, he’s a happy and pleasant baby.
“I’ll move toys from side to side, and he follows them with his eyes. I also sometimes play baby songs for him. He smiles a lot when I do that. He’s a cute little baby.”
When asked if she’s had any alarming experiences when working with Baby B, she states that fortunately, she hasn’t. “But really, I don’t get alarmed. The important thing is to be patient and to always remain calm. If something were to happen and I stressed out about it, it would make the experience scary for the patient, and I always try to avoid that.”
She narrates that while she’s worked at other home health care facilities, the environment at Care Options for Kids is different. “The customer service is of such high quality. We really go out of our way to make sure that when that phone rings, there’s always someone available to answer it. Our back-up team is very pleasant and reliable.”
As to why she chose caregiving as a career, she answers without hesitation: “I love to help people.”
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If you or a loved one are considering home care services in Florida, contact the caring staff at Care Options for Kids. Call today (888) 592-5855.