We are dedicated to providing trusted, professional home health care and are committed to improving each child’s quality of life and ability to lead a more independent life.
Pediatric Home Health
Get trusted Pediatric therapy care for your child with Merida. We provide professional, attentive care for children with injuries, disabilities, or developmental delays.
*currently only offered in Harlingen and San Antonio.
Treatments may include the following:
- Articulation and phonological processes
- Voice disorders
- Fluency disorders
- Feeding and swallowing
- Language form / sentence construction
- Language content / vocabulary
Our physical therapist help treat the following:
- Upper and lower extremity strength, tone, coordination
- Functional independence
- Overall mobility, agility and balance
- Bone and joint injuries
- Pain Management
- Muscle disorders
- Gait Training (how to walk)
- Working with assistive devices (i.e. crutches, walkers, wheelchairs)
Phototherapy is the process of using light to eliminate bilirubin in the blood. The baby’s skin and blood absorb these light waves, once absorbed changes bilirubin into products, which can pass through their system.
May be used to correct electrolyte imbalances, to deliver medications, or as fluid replacement to correct, for example, dehydration. Intravenous therapy can also be used for chemotherapy.
A metabolic disease in which the body’s inability to produce any or enough insulin causes elevated levels of glucose in the blood. Our caregivers help with managing blood sugar and insulin levels and with medication reminders.
Treatments may include activities or exercises that concentrate on the following:
- Fine motor skills
- Sensory integration
- Eye-hand coordination
- Visual perceptual skills
- Visual motor integration
- Motor planning
Nutritional Therapy may include the following:
- A clinical, dietary and feeding history
- Nutritional status assessment
- Review current laboratory test
- Review current vitamin or mineral supplements, herbs and nutraceuticals
- Review nutrition problems
- Recommend diet modifications
- Nutrition education and counseling
- An individualized nutrition care plan for your child
Successful treatment of difficult wounds requires assessment of the entire patient and not just the wound. Systemic problems often impair wound healing; conversely, nonhealing wounds may herald systemic pathology.
Administration of medications requires understanding how the medication is entering your body. It also requires knowledge of when the medication needs to be administered, possible side effects, and toxicity. Training for professionals also includes proper storage, handling, and disposal of medications.