Preparing for childbirth, bringing home a newborn, or caring for a child with a chronic medical condition can be challenging. Valley Home Care’s Maternal and Child Health Program provides skilled medical and nursing care, educational advice, compassionate support, and practical assistance to mothers, fathers and children of all ages.

Our team includes healthcare professionals with years of expertise in providing home care for families. Our services can help you care for your child within the comfort of home and may prevent trips to the hospital for emergency or inpatient care.

Maternity Care

Whether this is your first baby or you’re adding to your family, our Maternity Care services offer you, your baby and your family skilled nursing care, hands-on education and compassionate support:

  • Childbirth education, including an in-home Lamaze program
  • Nursing care for high-risk pregnancy, including patients with high blood pressure or gestational diabetes
  • Home IV therapy
  • Pre-term labor prevention care

Postpartum Care after Childbirth

Our team can help you settle into parenthood with:

  • Breastfeeding education and lactation consultation
  • Screening for postpartum depression
  • Home assessments for new mothers
  • Wound care
  • Care for pregnancy complications

Newborn Care

We will help you learn parenting skills and provide nursing care for your baby with special needs:

  • Care for conditions of prematurity
  • Apnea monitoring
  • Home phototherapy
  • Medications
  • Breastfeeding
  • Treatment for feeding complications
  • Complete assessment of baby, including weight checks
  • Treatment for underlying medical conditions

Pediatric Care

We provide skilled nursing care, rehabilitation therapy, social work services, nutrition counseling and other services for children with:

  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Complications from premature birth
  • Nutrition deficiency
  • Cardio-respiratory dysfunction
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Wounds
  • Feeding tubes
  • Chronic illnesses
  • Developmental delays

Our pediatric home care services include:

  • IV therapy
  • Postoperative care and education
  • Feeding assistance
  • Injections
  • Other skilled nursing care

Our Experienced Team

Our multidisciplinary team is highly experienced in maternal and child home care, and works closely with patients’ physicians to develop a plan of care that meets your unique needs. Our team includes:

  • registered adult and pediatric nurses
  • physical, occupational and speech therapists
  • registered dietitians
  • medical social workers
  • chaplains
  • lactation consultants
  • home health aides
  • specially trained volunteers

Eligibility

Referrals for care can come from a family physician, pediatrician, social worker or hospital discharge planner. Many of our services are reimbursable by Medicare, Medicaid (for residents of Bergen and Passaic counties) and private health insurance companies. Please check with your individual health insurance carrier for more information. Self-payment is also accepted.