Our Home Visiting Team consists of nurses, social workers and nutritionists who provide information and referrals on a wide variety of subjects to all families in our community.
- Every family is eligible for home visiting regardless of income.
- Anyone can make a referral.
- The program is voluntary and it's tailored to meet the family's need.
What a home visitor does
- Meets with children, women or family in their home or a place of their choosing.
- Identifies the family concerns, challenges, barriers, strengths and goals.
- Assists families to access community resources such as housing, food, transportation, medical care and other services.
- Assists pregnant women that may be eligible for pregnancy medicaid.
- Provides assessments and screenings for children to determine their strengths and find areas where they need help.
- Provides information about growth and development, health, home safety and parenting concerns such as sleeping, eating, childcare, behavior management and family relationships.
- Helps families to access community resources to help meet their needs, such as housing food, transportation and medical care.
- Provides information about preparing for childbirth and the new baby, and developing positive parenting skills.
- Offers continuing support.
- Provides information about birth control.
Registered nurses, social workers and dietitians provide a visitation program designed to fit individual family needs:
- Healthy pregnancy education
- Physical and emotional changes
- Breastfeeding education
- Labor and delivery preparation
- Prenatal classes
- Community resources and referrals
- Presumptive eligibility for Medicaid
Newborns are fascinating people. The nurse helps the family discover all the wonderful things the new baby is able to do, and information about caring for a new baby. She can also answer questions about sleeping, crying, feeding, and loving the new member of the family.
If you are a parent of a child, you are invited to participate in our Follow Me program. Registered nurses, social workers and dietitians provide visits where it is convenient for you. We have information about:
- Growth and development screenings
- Breastfeeding information and support
- Parenting concerns
- Community resources
As the baby grows, the nurse provides regular screenings that help parents identify how their child is growing. The home visitor provides:
- Regular growth and development evaluations
- Assistance with parenting concerns and development of positive parenting skills.
- Suggestions for fun things to do with their children to help in all areas of development including social skills, language development and physical development.