Care4Kids

Hospitalization: A Parent's Guide

Parents are the core of their child’s health care team, whether caring for a child at home or helping to navigate their child’s illness and hospitalization. The staff of Akron Children’s Hospital offers a variety of ways to help guide parents through the process.

Here are some suggestions to help you and your child with the hospital experience.

BE PREPARED FOR EMERGENCIES
The best way to prevent undue difficulties is to prepare long before any hospital stay.
FEELINGS TO EXPECT
It’s tough to be a parent when you’re anxious or worried, but that’s a normal reaction at this time.

Here are some other normal feelings for a parent of a hospitalized child:
COPING STRATEGIES
Here are some practical suggestions for making the best of your child’s hospital stay:
HOSPITAL SUPPORT
You don’t have to go through this alone — Akron Children’s Hospital is ready and waiting to help you.


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