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Pediatric Day Treatment Centers for Medically Fragile Children (PPEC)

PSA Healthcare offers unique day treatment centers managed by Pediatric Registered Nurses (RN) and staffed with skilled nursing and healthcare professionals who are trained to care for special kids in a safe, caring, developmentally-stimulating environment.

Focused on Care Management & Results - Through careful, deliberate care management and outcomes monitoring, PSA Healthcare PPECs offer high-quality, cost-effective pediatric care that promotes faster rehabilitation, reduce re-hospitalizations, reduces homebound isolation, and supplies a cost-effective alternative to traditional home health care.

PSA Healthcare Centers offer:

Medicaid Billable Services

Medical day care may be covered under your payer if your child has a medical condition that requires the skills of a registered nurse. We accept all payers including Medicaid and Private Pay. A doctor's order for PPEC services is required. Children appropriate for treatment could include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Cancer
    • Heart Disease
    • Chronic Lung Disease
    • Oxygen/Ventilator Dependency
    • Colostomy Care
    • Metabolic Disorders
    • Cystic Fibrosis
    • Neuromuscular Disease and Seizure Disorders
    • Premature Birth Complications
    • Tracheostomy Care Disorders
    • Gastrointestinal Diseases and Disorders
    • Cardiopulmonary Conditions
    • Congenital Abnormalities and Diseases
    • Respiratory Diseases and Disorders

Education & Support Groups

Continuous Education and Support for children and their families. For parents of children with complex medical needs, the challenge of finding quality child care can seem overwhelming. For many of these parents, leaving the work force is not an option. They need income and health care benefits to help offset the costs associated with caring for a child with a disability. PSA Healthcare PPECs help families:

  • Retain independence and a sense of family normalcy
  • Return to work or school
  • Improve quality of life and renew hope
  • Broaden resources, networking opportunities and support
  • Feel confident knowing their child is in a developmentally-stimulating environment both physically and socially

Coordinated Care Management

Complex, high risk pediatric care is our specialty . Through the use of a family-centered care approach, we work closely with physicians, case managers, discharge planners and families to implement the best plan of care for optimum clinical outcomes and cost containment. Our skilled nursing professionals are qualified to care for:

  • Complications of Prematurity
  • Respiratory Conditions
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Conditions
  • Genetic Syndromes
  • Nutritional Conditions
  • Other Technology Dependent Healthcare Needs

Studies show that PPEC services result in faster rehabilitation; reduced re-hospitalization and ER visits; and increased social and developmental progress.

Skilled, Experienced Pediatric & Neonatal Nursing Care

When You Choose PSA, You Choose The Best! With PSA, you can count on getting the best caregivers available for your child. And with over 4,100 caregivers serving 17 states, we have the resources you need.

We know that it takes a special nurse to care for special kids. When selecting a PSA Healthcare nurse we look for more than professional experience. We look for caregivers that display compassion and the patience to work with children who have complex medical problems. Our nurses take great pride in a child's progress and in the knowledge that they can make a difference in their lives.

As the leading pediatric home care experts in the industry, PSA Healthcare nurses, at a minimum, have:

  • Previous pediatric experience and/or fulfill our multiple level 'medically stable to complex' pediatric care training programs
  • Successfully completed written and skill-demonstration competency tests
  • Current state licenses
  • Criminal, background/drug & child abuse clearance
  • CPR/Emergency/First Aid Training & Certification
  • Multiple Reference Checks
  • Continuous Competency Evaluations and In-Service Testing

Additional Benefits

  • Extended Care, Monday-Friday
  • 8-12 Hours a Day
  • Transportation - qualifications required
  • Daily & Monthly Progress Assessments

* Varies by location, qualifications required.
** PPEC � Pediatric Prescribed Extended Care, an industry term for specific state-licensed Pediatric Day Treatment Center programs.