Pediatric Home Health Care – Parenting Your Child with Special Needs in Great Neck NY
Learning your child has a chronic illness, is developmentally delayed or has a disability can put you on a journey filled with difficult choices and strong emotions. There will be on-going needs for information, services, and interactions with specialists and different professionals. Parents can feel alone and isolated. They may not know where to turn for support or information.
You may feel a wide range of emotions, including confusion, powerlessness, disappointment and even rejection. It’s important to know you’re not alone.
“Not all parents go through these stages, but it is important for parents to identify with all of the potentially troublesome feelings that can arise, so that they will know that they are not alone. There are many constructive actions that you can take immediately, and there are many sources of help, communication, and reassurance.”
It’s vital to seek the assistance of another parent who is in a similar circumstance as you. Not only does this help you feel supported, you can also gain from their experience. As one parent reported,
“There was a parent who helped me. Twenty-two hours after my own child’s diagnosis, he made a statement that I have never forgotten: ‘You may not realize it today, but there may come a time in your life when you will find that having a daughter with a disability is a blessing.’ I can remember being puzzled by these words, which were nonetheless a valuable gift that lit the first light of hope for me. This parent spoke of hope for the future.”
More information on this story and others can be found at this location: http://www.familyvoices.org/admin/work_caring/files/nd20.pdf.
Many parents suggest to take one day at a time, especially when you are walking unsure pathways in the diagnosis or treatment of your child. Focusing on fears of what may happen can be immobilizing; it’s better to ignore the ‘what if’s’ and appreciate the joy you can find in the current day. Don’t worry about tomorrow until tomorrow comes. Believe it or not, good things will happen each day. Sometimes you have to look a little harder for them to recognize them. Just go one step at a time.
Become educated as much as you can concerning the health status and special needs of your child. Become the expert. Continue to learn and see what you can gain from the experience of other parents.
You can rely on pediatric special needs care for the loving care of your child. If your child is in need of Pediatric Home Health Care services near Great Neck, NY or the surrounding areas, contact the caring professionals at Star Multi Care Services today at (631)956-8835. We are the Right Choice for Home Health Care Services!
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From 1978 to 1986, Sternbach was associated with Automated Data Processing, Inc. (“ADP”)–a provider of information services, where he held several marketing positions before becoming the Director of Sales.
1999-2008 Sternbach was an active participant on the Board of Directors for Proginet–a computer software company based in Garden City, New York. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from 1996-2002.
In 1996, Stephen Sternbach was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young, Paine Webber and NASDAQ. Sternbach was also named in Crain’s New York Business Article, “40 Under 40” Successful Business Executives/Future Business Leaders in 1995. While maintaining a diversity of business and personal interests, Sternbach concentrated most of his efforts over the past 28 years towards continuously improving the quality of services delivered by the Star Multi Care Services’ family of companies.
Stephen Sternbach holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University – Maxwell School of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations and Personnel Administration from Ithaca College.
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