Our focus is on forming a partnership with the family to meet the health care needs of the patient and family.

All Star Kids Home Health offers skilled nursing and therapy care to children whose condition and recovery will be better served in a loving home environment. Our professionals are also available to accompany children to school when appropriate.

Nursing
We have Registered Nurses (RNs) and Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) experienced in performing care according to the patients needs and doctors orders. Whether it is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; intermittent days or evenings; or hourly blocks to provide respite from the constancy of care, we can help. Our nurses will promote family and client independence; oversee all aspects of your child’s care

Your child may require Nursing for the following:

  • Genetic Syndromes
  • Premature Birth
  • IV Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • G-Tube Care
  • Enteral Therapy
  • Respiratory Conditions
  • Congenital Anomalies
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Conditions
  • Anoxic and Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Nutritional Conditions
  • Nebulizer Treatments
  • Tracheotomies
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Feeding disorders (Cleft Lip/Palate, NGT/GT/JT)
  • Other Medically Dependent Healthcare Needs

Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy focuses on improving and maintaining ability to take part in important movement activities such as crawling and walking, running, playing games, participating in sports, and in other important physical interactions with the world around them. In addition, for children who rely on mobility aids such as wheelchairs, orthotics and other supports, our therapists work to ensure successful and safe navigation in their environments.

Your child may require Physical Therapy if she/he:

  • did not walk or crawl at expected age
  • has difficulty keeping head and trunk in good alignment
  • seems stiff when moving
  • seems floppy
  • doesn’t seem interested in movement
  • demonstrates poor balance or seems clumsy
  • walks on toes
  • has difficulty coordinating whole body for galloping, skipping, jumping jacks,
    etc.
  • has impairments such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, or traumatic brain
    injury
  • has difficulty regaining normal skills following orthopedic surgery
  • is in need of assessment for equipment such as a wheelchair, seating
    system, walker/cane, standing frame, etc.
  • has ankle or foot pain due to flat feet
  • complains of joint pain, swelling, and stiffness
  • has been diagnosed as overweight or obese

Speech, language, Feeding and Swallowing Therapy
Communication difficulties resort in problems with articulation/pronunciation, voice, fluency, language, cognition, social interaction or nonverbal communication. Swallowing and feeding disorders interfere with your little ones ability to consume food and liquids. Children with impaired swallowing may describe food sticking in their throat, repeatedly clearing their throat, coughing or choking while eating or drinking.

Your child may require Speech, Language and Swallowing Therapy if she/he:

  • is a late talker
  • has reoccurring ear infections or hearing impairment
  • stutters or experiencing difficulty getting words out
  • has a rough/hoarse voice
  • is unresponsive to sounds, toys, faces or minimal eye contact
  • has difficulty transitioning from breast/bottle to cups or soft to solid foods
  • does not accept different textures of food or has difficulty chewing
  • is hard to understand when speaking
  • has difficulty getting along with other children in social/group situation
  • has repetitive play and/or behaviors
  • has difficulty following directions
  • does not use appropriate grammar
  • has limited vocabulary
  • is embarrassed to talk around others

Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapy focuses on assisting children achieve independence in all areas of their lives. A child’s main job is playing and learning and our occupational therapists can evaluate a child’s skills for play activities, school performance, and activities of daily living and compare them to what is age appropriate. Using purposeful activity, occupational therapy seeks to minimize the effects of disease, injury, congenital deficits, disability, or developmental delay.

Your child may require Occupational Therapy if she/he:

  • has poor handwriting
  • is sensitive to touch, taste, sounds and/or odors
  • exhibits clumsy movement or poor coordination
  • has difficulty with jumping, skipping or running
  • has poor social skills
  • has impulsive or unsafe behaviors
  • falls frequently
  • avoids being touched or bathed
  • has difficulty with dressing, grooming, self-feeding
  • frequent mood changes
  • has weak or poor muscle tone
  • is easily distracted
  • has difficulty transitioning between tasks
  • avoids playground activities

Free Therapy Screening
All Star Kids Home Health offers FREE DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENINGS! Screenings do not diagnose a problem or tell you if your child needs therapy, but screenings can help identify if there is need for further testing. Developmental screening takes about 15-20 minutes and looks at one or more of the following areas:

  • Feeding Skills/Nutrition
  • Sensory Processing/Integration
  • Fine Motor Skills (small muscles)
  • Speech and Language (communication)
  • Cognition (early learning skills)
  • Gross Motor Skills (big muscles)
  • Self-Help Skills