Care Profile: Jack
Little boy with a chromosomal disorder and
chronic lung disease – care provided from 2010 to 2012
We met Jack when he was four years old. He needed skilled care for a chromosomal disorder, and he also had chronic lung disease. Jack was struggling to do the typical things kids do – roughhouse, run around and explore the world in the unique ways little boys are known for.
Jack’s family worked closely with his physician and HealthCall to develop a plan for Jack’s care that would allow for as much activity as was safe for Jack at the time, while providing the medical care he needed. Jack had a tracheostomy and was dependent on a ventilator. HealthCall provided 12 hours of skilled nursing care each day, through a team of three primary field nurses and a nurse supervisor. The ultimate goal for Jack’s care plan was to free him from his dependence on a ventilator and bring his young life a much greater level of independence and activity.
After two years, Jack was successfully decannulated, no longer dependent on a ventilator to help with his breathing. For the first time in his life, Jack can run, jump and play and more fully enjoy being a kid.
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Services we provide
- Ventilator/tracheostomy management
- Medication administration
- Medical care for genetic disorders/birth anomalies
- Skilled nursing accompaniment to school
- PICC line management including IV medication administration
- skilled nursing assessment/ supervisory visits
- Personal care
- Mobility/transfer assistance