In-home Skilled and Private-duty Pediatric Nursing
Focus Forward Skilled Care provides individualized, in-home care for medically fragile infants and children throughout Central Florida, making it possible for them to stay where they belong — at home with the people who love them most.
A Coordinated Plan of Care, Expertly Implemented
After an initial assessment in your home by a nurse supervisor, we develop a detailed plan of care and then match your family with a small team of caring, compassionate, and highly trained nurses with the skills and experience best suited to your child’s unique needs. In concert with our experienced clinical management team, your nurses will not only provide for your child’s clinical care needs but will also coordinate his or her overall care — including doctor’s appointments, therapies, medical supplies, and medications — so you can focus on being a family.
Meeting the Needs of Medically Complex Children
With training in the use of a wide range of pediatric home heath devices and techniques — ventilators, nebulizers, airway clearance vests, tracheostomy care, oxygen administration, G-tube feeding, IV therapy, apnea monitoring, and more — our nurses can meet the needs of the most complex pediatric patients. We care for children and infants who:
Have a chromosomal or genetic disorder
Have a seizure disorder or cerebral palsy
Have a cardiac disease or anomaly
Have had a traumatic brain injury
Have had an organ transplant
Are recovering from injury or surgery
Are quadriplegic or paraplegic
Are developmentally delayed
Are born prematurely
Receive IV therapies
Receive oncological treatments
Have other complex medical needs
Our patients often function with the help of:
Enteral (G-tube) feeding
Colostomy or ileostomy
A Focus on Family Involvement
Your Focus Forward team works not just to improve your child's life, but also your whole family's. Family involvement in planning and care is vital, and your goals and needs are incorporated into our care plans. We work to minimize the disruption of having a non-family member in your home and instead focus on building a positive, effective partnership in order to ensure that your child reaches his or her full potential. Your nurses are a comforting presence in your home, offering education and support to help you become more knowledgeable and confident about caring for your child.
Helping Your Child Live the Best Possible Life
In-home nursing care isn't just about meeting your child's clinical needs and reducing hospitalizations — although it does achieve those important goals. It's also about helping both your child and the rest of your family live the best possible life through dignity, hope, and peace of mind. Kids thrive in the familiar, nurturing environment of home, where they are surrounded by the people who love them and where their condition becomes just a part of their life — not what defines them.