The Kentucky Children’s Hospital Infant Complex Care Program provides medical and developmental follow-up for babies and young children up to 5 years of age. This program, in collaboration with your child’s primary care provider, serves as a medical home to help coordinate your child’s care.
The goals of Infant Complex Care Program include:
- Ease the transition from hospital environment to home.
- Provide an on-call service phone for questions about your child’s care.
- Avoid unnecessary ER visits.
- Reduce the need for hospital readmission.
- Assist your child’s primary care provider in caring for their special needs.
- Limit subspecialist appointments in the immediate period after going home, then slowly introduce as needed.
Developmental follow-up is tailored to meet the needs of each individual child. Each child is evaluated by a multidisciplinary team that may include a physician, a nurse, a dietitian, a physical therapist, a speech-language pathologist, a clinical psychologist, and a social worker. Formal developmental testing is usually completed at adjusted ages 6 months, 12 months and 24 months.
- Moderate to severe chronic lung disease.
- Dependence on technology such as a ventilator or feeding tube.
- Chronic conditions involving three or more organ systems requiring sub-specialty follow-up.
- Cerebral palsy.