November 06, 2019
Resources are out there, but sometimes they are hard to find. Connecting with both your medical team and other families who have children with similar conditions (often via social media) parents can learn what is available in their community and in their state. Resources differ from one county to another and certainly from one state to another, so it is good to find a group close to your home. With the variety of families and groups who are treated in the Complex Care Clinic, they are all frequently learning from each other about what is available to families.
The complex care team at Arkansas Children’s works closely with families, caregivers and community providers to coordinate care and provide personalized treatment services.
Frequently children with medical complexity have developmental concerns such as developmental delay, intellectual disability or neurological issues such as seizures or difficulty walking or talking.
Common diagnoses include:
The Complex Care Program at Arkansas Children’s is a multidisciplinary clinic (essentially a one-stop shop) to address a variety of needs at one time. The team includes doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, speech therapists and dieticians, so we can take a more comprehensive approach to meet the family’s needs for their child. We work to look at the child’s whole picture (medical/educational/social) to try to ensure that as many needs as possible are being met.
Children with medical complexity typically have multiple chronic medical diagnoses or concerns.
The Complex Care Program was designed to address the needs of children who:
Contact our Complex Care Program team to better understand our services or to schedule an appointment for your child. Your local doctor can also refer you to us by calling 501-364-3030.