Understanding the Needs of Children

Our children are precious gifts and sometimes it's hard to ask for help caring for them. Maybe you feel like you need to do it all yourself. After all, who could love them as much as you do? Who would make their favorite meal just like you do? Who would sing their favorite song?

If you need help,
you're not alone

Did you know?

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, expanded access to Medicaid home and community-based services waivers that provided long-term services and supports for a broad array of children enabling to receive care at home instead of in an institution.

Caregivers of children often shift to part time work, cut their hours, turn down promotions, or give up their jobs completely to care for their child.

Even children with complex medical conditions can receive care at home.

There are approximately 6 million children with special healthcare needs for conditions such as muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis.

Family caregivers of children are prone to psychological distress associated with the long-term responsibilities.

A nurse or caregiver is helping a boy with cerebral palsy get into his wheelchair. They are both smiling and looking at the camera.
“Companionship, comfort, understanding, love, and just a willingness to do whatever is needed to take care of this person I value so much, my beautiful son.”

Help is available

Touching Angels compassionate and knowledgeable professionals assist in the care of children in all spectrums – providing aid for children with mental or physical disabilities in the home. While our Caregivers will never replace your tender heart, we will treat your child like part of our own family, and that starts by learning about them, their needs, their likes, and their dislikes, too.

When you bring a Touching Angels team member into your home, they help you with the daily caregiving, which allows you time for the fun part of parenting. Less stress means more enjoyment during the time you spend with your child.

Schedule a free assessment. A Registered Nurse will assess your child and create a Plan of Care (POC) to include all activities of daily living. The nursing care of pediatric patients varies according to their stage of development, both physically and psychologically. Your RN has been specially trained to work with and communicate with children in a way that is comforting to them.

Trained to help

Our Registered Nurses (RNs) and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) are pediatric specialists, trained to provide a wide range of services for your child. They will create a customized care plan that outlines your child's specific health and social care needs and how the support will be given, including:

  • Medical documentation (pulse, temperature, respiration)
  • Prescribed exercise, helping with range of motion
  • General ambulation
  • Bathing
  • Toileting
  • Meal preparation and nutrition
  • Medication management
  • Accompany to and from appointments
A boy with down syndrome bakes cakes with his father in the kitchen.

“Touching Angels gives you that break that some parents need.”

When your child is safe, happy, and cared for, you're happy, too.

  • With Touching Angels assistance, your child is able to stay at home where they feel comfortable and safe. No need to adapt to a new environment.
  • You are free to continue your work, school, and daily chores, secure in the knowledge that your child is receiving the care and attention they require.
  • Every child is unique and so is their Touching Angels care plan. You are an active participant in your child’s care. After all, you know your child better than anyone else, so your insights are essential information.
  • Your child gets one-on-one support. Our Touching Angels team members will focus exclusively on your child’s needs, which accelerates your child’s progress.

Touching Angels is specially licensed under the State of Maryland Residential Service Agency to provide services to children under 18.

Call us now at 410-720-2304, or fill out this form and a member of our team will contact you within 24 business hours.

Teenage boy with Down's Syndrome practicing ukelele with his mother at home in Japan