Managing the health and wellness needs of more than
130 children is a full-time job for our trained and dedicated nursing
staff. A department of 9 full-time nurses assess and treat children
and administer medications. The children at Hoffman Homes for Youth receive ongoing somatic, psychiatric and dental care.
At Hoffman Homes for Youth we administer an average
of 15,000 medications per month. Pharmaceutical supplies are provided
through a contractual relationship with a JCAHO approved long-term
care and infusion pharmacy.
Health and wellness education for children, families,
and employees is an important component of Hoffman Homes for Youth
health care services. Every child is provided with information concerning
HIV/AIDS and personal hygiene. Group discussions are conducted on
a variety of topics such as medication and infection control.
In addition, parents and guardians are provided with
written information about their child's medication at the time the
medication is started and when the child is discharged from Hoffman
Homes for Youth. Each child is given written information about his
or her medications and nursing staff are available to answer questions.
Nurses also conduct orientation and annual seminars for staff on
a variety of subjects.