What is Enteral Nutrition?

Enteral nutrition is an alternative form of feeding, involving a supplemental formula fed through the gastrointestinal tract via a tube or by mouth. This type of nutrition is designed for individuals who have difficulty eating a sufficient amount of nutrients by mouth. Formulas provide the user with the proper amount of calories, carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals.

What Does SpecialCare Offer?

While supplying enteral nutrition to all ages, SpecialCare is unique inits focus on children, with a majority of its caseload in pediatrics. SpecialCare provides the equipment necessary for tube feeding, including stationary and portable feeding pumps, connector tubing, IV poles for mounting, and formulas. We also specialize in specific formulas for high-risk infants that have difficulty eating or absorbing a sufficient amount of nutrients by mouth.

Specialized Infant Formula

Specialized formulas are available for premature infants and babies who have specific medical conditions and challenging nutritional problems. Decades of research and dedication to infant nutrition science have led to the development of specialized infant formulas.

After the Order Has Been Placed

In recent years, the number of individuals using home enteral nutrition has increased significantly. While home enteral nutrition does offer a valuable convenience for patients in need, it is imperative that these patients or their caregivers fully comprehend the method of use. SpecialCare spends a great deal of time upfront to educate the patient once the equipment has been delivered. The delivering technician provides thorough instructions and explains how to operate the equipment, including set-up and usage. Additionally, SpecialCare is available to fix or replace parts and can be reached 24/7 for troubleshooting.

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Certifications & Accreditations

SpecialCare has been certified or accredited by the following organizations as a high quality medical service provider

Community Health Accreditation Program

California State
Licensure Board