Although a majority of visits will occur in the mother’s home, Home Visitors will want to be sure to consider convenience, safety, and maximum impact when determining the best setting.
Comfort for Family
It is important to meet the woman/mother when and where it’s most convenient for her and her support person, whenever possible. A family may not be comfortable meeting in the home or it may not as convenient as other locations they may already be visiting.
Possible alternate locations include:
- Clinic (MCH, WIC, Primary Care)
- Hospital or Women’s Center
- Community Setting
It is expected that there will be follow up conversations between the home visitor and family that will take place by telephone, but official “visits” should never take place by phone. Further, phone discussions do not count as “visits” for the purposes of recording/reporting service numbers.