Medical Foster Care

Medical Foster Care is specialized foster care designed to meet the special medical needs of children with complicated medical conditions and the need for technology to help them stay alive.

Who are the children who need this care?

The children in need of Medical Foster Care can have some of the following diagnoses or technology needs:

POSSIBLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT NEEDS:

Ventilator
Feeding Tube and Feeding Pump
IV Therapies
Apnea Monitor
Pulse Oxygen Machine
Heart Monitor
Significant Medication Requirements
Wheelchair
Hospital Bed
Special Walking Equipment

Possible Diagnoses:

Respiratory Problems
Neurological problems
Seizure Disorders
Cerebral Palsy
Severe Prematurity
Heart and Lung Defects
Feeding Disorders
Genetic Disorders
HIV and AIDS related illnesses
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Drug Addiction
Hearing and/or Vision problems
Ventilator Dependence


Can I be a Medical Foster Parent?

Medical Foster Parents are people who are interested in providing specialized care to children with complex medical needs. They can be single, married, have children and jobs or be medical professionals. These parents are willing to provide extensive care to medically fragile children. They are willing to get specialized training for use of any medical equipment and are able to ensure proper medical care at all times including taking the children to frequent doctors appointments.


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