Home Care Clinical Services

Services Offered

  • Pediatric, specialized care at home available 24 hours a day.
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Pediatric pharmacists available 24 hours per day
  • Rehabilitative coordination with school programs
  • Medical social work services
  • Coordination with other home care services, including:
    • Home medical equipment
    • Pediatric hospice

Home Nursing Visits

Our specialized pediatric nursing staff performs highly technical and quality focused patient care. Services provided include:

  • Acute and rehabilitative care
  • Assessment of high-risk newborns
  • Assessment and teaching
  • Diabetes teaching
  • Infusion nursing
  • Respiratory care
  • Thorough assessments
  • Specialized treatments
  • Wellness and/or disease-focused education for patients and families DME
  • Enteral pumps
    • formula
    • supplies
    • nebulizers

Infusion Therapy

Our infusion program uses the expertise of a multidisciplinary team to provide the following:

  • Antibiotics
  • Blood transfusions (palliative care)
  • Chemotherapy
  • Growth hormone
  • Hydration
  • IVIG
  • Nutritional support
  • Pain management
  • TPN
  • Other drug therapies
  • Colony stimulating factors

Commonly Treated Conditions

  • Blood disorders 
  • Burn care
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac conditions
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Coagulation disorders
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Endocrine disorders
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • High-risk newborns
  • Immunodeficiencies
  • Infectious disease
  • Multi-congenital abnormalities
  • Orthopaedic conditions
  • Pre- and post-transplant care:
    • Bone marrow
    • Kidney
    • Liver
    • Heart
  • Respiratory disease
  • Wound care

Physical and Occupational Therapy

Physical and Occupational therapy services provide health care to individuals whose lives have been disrupted by a physical injury or illness or who face problems with development. Therapists work to promote growth and development and help the individual to improve their functional abilities through exercise, activities and modalities.

Speech therapy

Our hearing and speech services provide evaluation and treatment for patients who have deficits in the areas of articulation; receptive and expressive language; and voice and fluency. The speech-language pathologists also assist patients in the transition to school services.

Medical Social Work

Social workers in home health perform a psychosocial assessment that helps to identify social or environmental problems that impact patient care. Social workers identify strengths and weaknesses and help families with problem solving. They can act as advocates, perform case management functions, coordinate services, provide counseling and link with needed resources.

Durable Medical Equipment

Select equipment, including medication compressors/nebulizers, enteral feeding pumps and infusion pumps are available through Children's Mercy Home Care. Our team of pediatric professionals teach patients and families how to use and care for equipment safely and effectively.

Coordination of Care

All services use a multi-specialty approach to patient care and case management. Children's Mercy Home Care also provides patients with a smooth transition from hospital to home by helping coordinate all the details of hospital discharge. Children's Mercy Home Care also provides rehabilitative coordination with school programs and other home care services, including pediatric hospice.

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