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Quality Care for your Child with Complex Medical Needs
Caring for your child can be one of the most rewarding jobs as a parent. However, we know firsthand that it also has its challenges. It can become overwhelming when your child faces medical challenges and complex diagnoses. Finding the best support and medical care for your child with complex medical needs is critical. Medically Complex children can require around-the-clock care. The professionals at ChildrenFrist can help you navigate this and have you feeling more at ease with your child’s care.
ChildrenFirst is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care and compassion to every infant, child, adolescent, and young adult they serve. Medical conditions can vary from rare illnesses to premature birth and even physical trauma. A medically complex child has a medical condition (and sometimes multiple conditions) that requires ongoing specialized care.
ChildrenFirst fulfills its mission by:
- Focusing on the unique needs of our patients and families
- Treating all patients and families with dignity and respect
- Educating and supporting families as partners in their child’s care
- Helping chronically ill children live the healthiest life possible
- Providing exceptional and innovative care through our integrated health system of nursing, therapy, medical equipment and supplies, and our medical group homes, medical daycare centers, and outpatient therapy centers
ChildrenFirst can Help
ChildrenFirst can help by providing Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care (PPPE), Group Homes, and Private Nursing.
Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care PPEC
ChildrenFirst’s PPEC locations are award-winning medical daycare centers dedicated to the best care of medically fragile infants and children.
The PPEC centers are specifically designed to optimize the development of each child’s independence while helping them reach their full potential. Daily care at their center involves clinical interventions, therapy services, and educational activities.
Along with you and your child’s physician, they determine your child’s specific nursing and therapeutic goals. You’ll receive a daily note describing:
- What clinical interventions were done
- What therapies (physical therapy PT, occupational therapy OT, and speech and language therapy ST or SLP) were received
- Which developmental and educational activities occurred
- Quarterly, or as often as needed, a personal conference is scheduled to thoroughly discuss your child’s progress toward all established goals.
ChildrenFirst PPEC centers are open Monday through Friday from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM. ChildrenFirst welcomes all children from newborn to age 21, and their uniquely designed physical environments promote developmentally appropriate activities for each age group and meet individual needs.
The staff of qualified professionals includes experienced RNs, LPNs, Physical Therapists (PT), Speech Therapists (ST or SLP), Occupational Therapists (OT), and certified preschool teachers. Medically fragile infants and children receive a wide range of physician-prescribed clinical interventions, including Apnea monitoring, oxygen administration, tracheostomy care, ventilator management, g-tube feedings, nutritional management, formula, and medication administration.
PPEC is covered by Medicaid, Medicaid HMOs, CMS Network, and some commercial insurances. The knowledgeable staff will handle all of the paperwork requirements and process your child’s admission stress-free for you and your family.
Pediatric Group Homes
Pediatric Pavilion, Inc. operates community-based residential group homes throughout Central Florida for children and young adults with special medical and developmental needs. Medical Group Homes provide a transitional care environment to help clients transition smoothly from a hospital to their home, preventing hospital readmissions.
The staff serving Pediatric Pavilion, Inc. are experts in caring for clients with medical needs using a ventilator, tracheotomy, G-tube, and other complex therapies and treatments that are hard to find in non-institutional, natural home environments.
The healthcare professionals serving Pediatric Pavilion, Inc. can care for:
- Clients on ventilation or life support
- Those recovering from organ transplant or other surgery
- Have advanced cancers
- Have suffered from traumatic brain injury or near-drowning
- Live with Spina Bifida or other complex medical conditions
Based on the client’s plan of care and progress, some clients are with the Pediatric Pavilion for a year or two. Other clients live at the Pediatric Pavilion as their home. The caregivers respect the dignity, worth, and uniqueness of each client.
Pediatric Pavillion also provides transitional care to help clients transition smoothly from a hospital to their home and prevent avoidable hospital readmission.
Pediatric Pavilion, Inc. medical group homes offer:
- Natural living environments that are more warm and homelike than nursing homes
- Long-term care facilities
Residents, where appropriate, receive in-home schooling or school transport. Pediatric Pavilion, Inc. has an inclusive community focus that allows recreation and social interaction to enhance the lives of each resident.
Pediatric Private-Duty Nursing
ChildrenFirst Home Health Care Services provides individualized pediatric private-duty nursing and in-home therapy services throughout Central Florida. Pediatric caregivers include registered nurses (RN), licensed practical nurses (LPN), physical therapists (PT), occupational therapists (OT), speech therapists (ST), and respiratory therapists (RT).
ChildrenFirst Home Health Care Services provides individualized pediatric private-duty nursing and in-home therapy services throughout Central Florida. An experienced and caring team of professional nurses specializes in caring for technology-dependent infants and children impacted by various conditions and illnesses. Pediatric caregivers include registered nurses (RN), licensed practical nurses (LPN), physical therapists (PT), occupational therapists (OT), speech therapists (ST), and respiratory therapists (RT). Your home nurse will respect each child’s dignity, worth, and uniqueness.
ChildrenFirst has experienced case managers, along with our bedside RNs and LPNs, who work closely with parents and physicians to ensure a thorough, expertly coordinated care plan is implemented. We provide complete parent education on all clinical services, and we can provide care in private homes, schools, medical foster homes, and our own medical group homes.
Private duty nurses are covered by Medicaid, Medicaid HMO’s, CMS Network, and most commercial insurances. Our knowledgeable staff will handle all of the paperwork requirements and process your child’s admission stress-free for you and your family.
Durable Medical Equipment
Children’s Home Medical Equipment, Inc. is a full-service pediatric Durable Medical Equipment provider if you need medical equipment in your home. Children’s Home Medical Equipment Inc. offers the latest technologies in respiratory-related equipment. They supply and service your child’s enteral feeding needs, from feeding pumps to g-tubes to hard-to-find enteral formulas.
Children’s Home Medical Equipment, Inc. maintains a large local inventory of pediatric home medical equipment and supplies capable of serving all ages and sizes of patients, ranging from premature infants to long-term pediatric patients who have reached adulthood.
What do you do if you have a question or concern with your medical equipment after hours? Certified Technicians, Respiratory Therapists, Registered Nurses, and other staff is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to answer any questions or discuss concerns regarding your equipment supplies or enteral nutrition. After-hours services are also provided.
ChildrenFirst – Caring for a Medically Complex Child
As you can see, ChildrenFirst understands the challenges of caring for a medically complex child. Isn’t it great to know you have someone you can count on for care and support while their integrated medical services make life simpler and more manageable for your child?
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