Highland Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

$500.00

Child with Cerebral Palsy and Spastic Diplegia

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Description

Client Overview:
We are a caring family seeking assistance for our 6-year-old child who is living with cerebral palsy and spastic diplegia. Our child experiences challenges related to mobility and motor development due to their condition, which significantly impact their ability to participate in daily activities and interact with their environment. As their family, our primary goal is to provide them with the necessary support and resources to promote their motor development and functional mobility, enhancing their independence and quality of life. We are seeking skilled nursing assistance to provide comprehensive care and support tailored to their unique needs, including physical therapy, orthotic devices, and support for parents to facilitate motor development and functional mobility.

Project Overview:
We are seeking an experienced nurse to join our caregiving team on a contractual basis, with a focus on providing specialized care for our 6-year-old child living with cerebral palsy and spastic diplegia. This role involves providing physical therapy, coordinating orthotic devices, and offering support and guidance to parents to promote our child’s motor development and functional mobility, fostering their independence and well-being.

Responsibilities:

Physical Therapy: Implement individualized physical therapy interventions to address our child’s spastic diplegia and promote motor development and functional mobility. Utilize age-appropriate therapeutic exercises, activities, and play-based interventions to improve muscle strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination, facilitating their ability to perform daily tasks and engage in age-appropriate activities independently.
Orthotic Device Coordination: Collaborate with orthotists and other healthcare professionals to assess our child’s orthotic needs and coordinate the provision of orthotic devices, such as ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs) or leg braces, to support their lower limb alignment and improve their gait mechanics. Ensure proper fitting, use, and maintenance of orthotic devices to maximize their effectiveness in enhancing our child’s mobility and minimizing the impact of spasticity on their movement patterns.
Parent Support and Education: Provide support and guidance to our child’s parents to empower them in promoting our child’s motor development and functional mobility at home. Offer education on positioning techniques, handling methods, and therapeutic activities that parents can incorporate into their daily routines to encourage our child’s motor skills acquisition and independence. Foster a collaborative partnership with parents, encouraging open communication, shared decision-making, and active involvement in our child’s care and therapy goals.
Progress Monitoring: Regularly assess our child’s progress in physical therapy interventions and orthotic device use, monitoring improvements in motor function, gait quality, and overall mobility. Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team to review assessment findings, set realistic therapy goals, and adjust treatment plans as needed to address emerging needs or challenges, ensuring our child receives the best possible care and support.
Community Resources: Connect our child’s family with community resources, support groups, and recreational programs for children with cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities. Provide information on local services, adaptive equipment vendors, and educational opportunities that can further support our child’s development, socialization, and inclusion in the community, promoting their overall well-being and quality of life.
Collaboration: Collaborate closely with other healthcare professionals involved in our child’s care, including pediatricians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and orthotists, to ensure coordinated and holistic support. Communicate regularly with the interdisciplinary team to share information, discuss treatment goals, and address any emerging needs or concerns, promoting continuity and effectiveness of care.
Family Support: Offer emotional support and encouragement to our child’s family as they navigate the challenges of caring for a child with cerebral palsy. Provide reassurance, validation, and resources to help them cope with the physical, emotional, and practical aspects of parenting a child with special needs, fostering resilience and empowerment within the family unit.
Requirements:

Certification as a registered nurse with experience in pediatric rehabilitation, developmental disabilities, or home healthcare.
Proficiency in providing physical therapy interventions for children with cerebral palsy and spastic diplegia, including therapeutic exercises, activities, and orthotic device management.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and collaborate effectively with children, parents, and interdisciplinary healthcare teams.
Compassion, empathy, and a genuine commitment to promoting the development, independence, and quality of life of children with special needs, supporting their families in the caregiving process.

Patient Case:
Comprehensive Care for Child with Cerebral Palsy and Spastic Diplegia

Patient: 6-year-old child

Condition: The patient is a 6-year-old child living with cerebral palsy and spastic diplegia, requiring specialized care and support to promote motor development and functional mobility.

Care Plan:

Physical Therapy: Implement individualized physical therapy interventions to address the child’s spastic diplegia and promote motor development and functional mobility. Utilize age-appropriate therapeutic exercises, activities, and play-based interventions to improve muscle strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination, facilitating their ability to perform daily tasks and engage in age-appropriate activities independently.
Orthotic Device Coordination: Collaborate with orthotists to assess the child’s orthotic needs and coordinate the provision of orthotic devices, such as ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs) or leg braces, to support their lower limb alignment and improve their gait mechanics. Ensure proper fitting, use, and maintenance of orthotic devices to maximize their effectiveness in enhancing the child’s mobility and minimizing the impact of spasticity on their movement patterns.
Parent Support and Education: Provide support and guidance to the child’s parents to empower them in promoting their child’s motor development and functional mobility at home. Offer education on positioning techniques, handling methods, and therapeutic activities that parents can incorporate into their daily routines to encourage their child’s motor skills acquisition and independence.
Progress Monitoring: Regularly assess the child’s progress in physical therapy interventions and orthotic device use, monitoring improvements in motor function, gait quality, and overall mobility. Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team to review assessment findings, set realistic therapy goals, and adjust treatment plans as needed to address emerging needs or challenges.
Community Resources: Connect the child’s family with community resources,

 

Total Budget: $328,609.44