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Children's Home Care Group

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Akron Children’s Hospital Home Care Group offers complete in-home, medical care for infants, children and teens who need specialized treatment and/or medical supplies and equipment. We provide the highest quality care in the comfort of a child’s home, helping to improve a family’s quality of life. Our services provide an alternative to a long hospital stay, which can help ease the financial burden and limit disruptions on family life. In some cases, costs can be reduced by up to 80% compared to in-hospital treatment.

Who can benefit from in-home care?

  • Our skilled staff cares for sick or medically fragile children, including those who are physically or mentally challenged, are dependent on medical technology/equipment, have chronic medical conditions or have been recently hospitalized. These include children with:
  • Congenital syndromes, such as spina bifida, cleft lip/palate, heart defects
  • Neurological disorders, such as cerebral palsy, seizure disorders, brain tumors
  • Developmental delays, in areas such as speech, movement, emotional, social and/or thinking skills
  • Chronic illnesses, such as asthma, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, hemophilia, sickle cell disease
  • Wound or burn care
  • Consequences of low-birth weight or premature birth

Our skilled nursing services range from complex medical care to instructional training for parents and family members and are:

  • Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Provided on an hourly or per visit basis
  • Tailored to meet each child and family’s individual needs

Our staff includes: registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, home care assistants, speech therapists, medical social workers and pharmacists.

  • Prescribed care plans including medications and therapies – IV antibiotics, immunotherapy, feeding through a G-tube into the stomach or IV into the bloodstream, chemotherapy, factor administration for hemophilia, hydration therapy, Synagis® injections, growth hormone therapy, phototherapy, pain management and others
  • Rehabilitation – Speech therapy
  • Home medical equipment, pharmacy and clinical supplies – Bili-lights, aerosol machines, opti chambers, breast pumps, feeding tube supplies, specialized formulas, pulse oximeters, wound dressings, diapers and more
  • Education, training and support for families, with instructions on – Administering medicines – Using medical equipment – Nutrition and diet
  • Palliative care – Children’s Home Care Group works collaboratively with Akron Children’s Hospital’s Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Center to ensure comprehensive care to enhance quality of life in partnership with cure-directed care for patients with complex, chronic or serious conditions. Services help control pain and symptoms; address emotional, psychological, practical, spiritual, educational and/or developmental issues which may contribute to suffering or interfere with healing; and support family members. 
  • Progesterone Therapy: Prematurity is the No. 1 cause of death during the 1st month of life, but prematurity may be preventable. If you’ve had a premature baby - born more than 3 weeks early - or have a history of short cervix you may be at risk of having a premature birth. Progesterone therapy helps reduce the risk of prematurity by as much as 45%. Progesterone treatments give women an easy and useful way to decrease premature birth. Please talk to a physician about your history of delivering preterm and ask Children’s Home Care Group about our progesterone therapy services given in the comfort of your home.

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We work closely with your child’s doctor to ensure continuity of care. Before treatment begins, a Children’s Home Care Group representative will meet with you to discuss the program, learn about your child’s needs and answer questions.

For more information, you or your child’s doctor can call 330-543-5000 or 800-950-3085.

We will help you determine your family’s financial coverage and bill most payers directly. We also provide care through the Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps. Services are also available on a private pay basis.

Children’s Home Care Group is accredited by The Joint Commission and certified by Medicare and Medicaid. 

Children’s Home Care Group

185 W Cedar St. Akron, OH 44307