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Children's Mercy Home Care is the only full-service pediatric home-health agency in the region. Our team provides continuity of care following inpatient stays and often instead of hospitalization.

Children's Mercy Home Care provides education, encouragement and support to pediatric patients and their families to help them attain the highest level of health and independence. We actively coordinate with area pediatricians, hospitals and schools to ensure patients and families receive comprehensive home care. 

Patients and families assist our team in developing a personalized care plan and are encouraged to be involved in patient therapy. Consistent care between the nurse/therapist and family gives the best results and quickest recovery.

Services are available to infants, children and adolescents who meet defined admission standards without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, sex, religion or ability to pay. We also provide well-mother/newborn follow-up (for mothers under 18 years of age) and high-risk newborn services.

Pediatric, specialized care at home and pediatric pharmacists available 24 hours a day.

Clinical Services

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.

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, specialized treatments, wellness and/or disease-focused education, enteral pumps, formula, supplies and nebulizers.

Physical and Occupational Therapy

Physical and Occupational therapy services provide health care to children whose lives have been disrupted by a physical injury, surgery, or illness or who face problems with development. Therapists work to promote growth and development and help the child to improve or regain their functional abilities through exercise, activities and modalities. In addition, Occupational Therapy can address sensory processing and feeding needs to improve skills of daily living.

Speech Therapy

Speech therapy services works with patients to prevent, assess, diagnose and treat swallowing/feeding disorders, speech, language, cognitive communication and social communication. Speech therapy also provides rehabilitative services in the areas of speech, voice and fluency.

Clinical Respiratory Services

Clinical Respiratory Service (CRS) is life-supporting, life-enhancing health care performed by licensed respiratory care practitioners and other licensed individuals, under qualified medical direction. CRS provides care and treatment for neonatal/pediatrics patients with various medical disorders and diagnosis with attention specifically to the cardiopulmonary system including diagnostic testing, therapeutics, education and monitoring. Patient, family, caregiver and public education are essential to achieve positive patient outcomes.

Medical Social Work

Social workers in home health perform a psychosocial assessment that helps to identify social or environmental factors 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. They can help families cope with the stress of caring for a child who needs healthcare services at home.

Durable Medical Equipment

Our team of pediatric professionals teach children and families how to use and care for equipment safely and effectively. Deliveries or shipment of equipment and supplies are made directly to the patient home.

Infusion Therapy

The infusion program uses the expertise of multiple teams of specialists to provide the following: antibiotics, chemotherapy, growth hormone, hydration, IVIG, nutritional support, pain management, TPN, colony stimulating factors and other drug therapies.

Conditions

  • Asthma

  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia

  • Colostomy status complications

  • Complex respiratory care

  • Critical illness myopathy

  • Failure to thrive

  • Feeding difficulties

  • Multi-congenital abnormalities

  • Preterm newborn

  • Primary apnea of newborn

  • Spinal muscular atrophy

  • Tetralogy of Fallot

  • Transplant care

  • Wound care


Common treatment and therapies

  • Acute and rehabilitative care

  • Apnea monitors

  • Assessment and teaching

  • Assessment of high-risk newborns

  • Bronchopulmonary hygiene

  • Cough assist therapy

  • Diabetes teaching

  • Durable medical equipment and supplies

  • Enteral feeding and infusion pumps

  • Formula

  • Infusion nursing

  • Oxygen devices

  • Pulse Oximetry

  • Respiratory assessment

  • Respiratory monitor devices

  • Specialized treatments

  • Thorough assessments

  • Tracheostomy care

  • Ventilation

  • Wellness and/or disease focused education for patients and families

  • Wheelchairs

  • Wound Care


Pharmacy


Infusion Therapies:

  • Antibiotics

  • Chemotherapy

  • Growth hormone

  • Hydration

  • IVIG

  • Nutritional support

  • Pain Management

  • TPN

  • Other drug therapies

Stories

Bringing care home to kids

Children's Mercy Home Care brings education, encouragement and health care to kids in need throughout Missouri and Kansas. Meet the team and just a few of the families we have been fortunate to serve.

Children's Mercy Home Care

Home Care: Lucas' Story

Even though he is just four years old, Lucas Whitacre has overcome many challenges already, including feeding and nutrition issues, a brain tumor and a stroke. Children’s Mercy Home Care helps medically complex kids like Lucas and his mom Shannon get the care they need without the burden of extra trips to the hospital.

Meet Lucas
Children's Mercy Home Care patient

Coverage area

Home Care service area map at Children's Mercy.

Home Care services are available for patients that reside within a 55 mile service area from our Riverside office. DME and pharmacy services may be available outside of the 55 mile service area. Please contact our office for questions regarding service territory.

Contact Home Care


Missouri
700 NW Argosy Parkway
Riverside, MO 64150
(816) 895-5000

Kansas
5520 College Boulevard, Suite 102
Overland Park, KS 66211
(913) 696-5040