Preparing for Your Child's Homecoming

Introduction

As the day nears for your child's return home, you will start to think about preparing for his return. Families look forward to their children returning home. But homecomings may cause stress. You may be worried about taking care of your child at home, and there may be a lot of preparations to make. There are professionals at the hospital who can help you prepare for your child's homecoming. There are also professionals in your community who can provide your child with services in your home. The Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire can also provide assistance.

This chapter will give you general information about:

Some of the things discussed in this chapter may not fit your child's needs. If you are unsure about whether or not certain topics apply to your child, discuss them with the staff person at the hospital who is responsible for planning your child's discharge.