Adaptive Care at a Glance
Many children feel nervous before a medical appointment. For a child with a developmental disability and/or a behavioral condition, seeing a doctor and receiving medical care can feel overwhelming do their individual limits or ability to understand.
At Cincinnati Children’s, we want every patient to have a proactive experience. We offer “adaptive care plans” to eligible patients who have a hard time cooperating and remaining calm in a healthcare setting.
An adaptive care plan is a personalized plan that helps us help your child. It gives our doctors, nurses and other staff insightful and supportive information, such as:
- Examples of what makes your child upset and how they’re likely to react
- Suggestions for the best ways to communicate with your child
- Tips for modifying exams or treatments
The adaptive care plan becomes part of your child’s medical record. It’s accessible by any Cincinnati Children’s provider across all our clinics and hospitals.