How Can Support Parents Help My Family?
Support parents provide key support to families of individuals with special needs. We offer parents and caregivers the opportunity to connect with another parent or caregiver with a similar situation or special health care need — someone who has been there.
How Can I Become a Support Parent?
To become a support parent, contact program director Sondra Gilbert.
What is a Medical Home?
A medical home is not a building. It is an approach to providing health care services. A medical home is a partnership between you and your child’s primary doctor. This partnership is respectful of you, your child and the care providers. A medical home ensures better coordination of care between the primary doctor, your specialty care doctors and other care providers. A medical home is a team that provides comprehensive care for your child in a cost-effective manner.
Benefits of a Medical Home
- Increased patient and family satisfaction
- Your doctor is knowledgeable and willing to work with you and your child to find all medical and non-medical services needed to reach your child’s maximum potential
- Honest and respectful information exchange
- Improved coordination of care
- Your doctor works with you and your child to develop a care plan when needed
- Your doctor knows your child’s health history
- Your doctor listens to your concerns as well as your child’s
- Respects and honors your culture and traditions
- Fewer visits to the emergency room