Nurses ‘n Kids
Nurses ’n Kids Medical Day Care in Delaware is dedicated to providing parents with medical and therapeutic care for their child in an environment where children can grow, thrive and be accepted for their uniqueness. Nurses ’n Kids is a Medical Day Care, also known as Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care (PPEC), that has cared for children with special needs since 1988. They provide daytime childcare to children who have skilled nursing needs and are unable to attend a typical daycare.
Nurses ’n Kids has two child care centers in Delaware with excellent programs designed to offer the best care for children with acute & chronic medical needs, developmental delays and nutritional deficiencies. Infants and children may attend Nurses ’n Kids full or part time. Nurses ‘n Kids is licensed birth to age 21, however most children in the program transition before adulthood.
Nurses ’n Kids Pediatric Programs are for infants and children with special healthcare needs. All children who receive services at Nurses ‘n Kids have a medical need of some kind. It can range from children with developmental disabilities who are not able to attend a typical daycare, to children who have a tracheostomy tube and are ventilator dependent. There are also young children with feeding tubes and those diagnosed with diabetes who require blood sugar checks and insulin injections.
The experienced Pediatric Team understands complex childhood conditions and are there to help care for children with special healthcare needs. The Nurses ’n Kids Pediatric Nurses are highly experienced in caring for infants and children with complex and fragile medical, developmental and technology dependent needs. Their nurses provide special medical care for children, ensuring they are cared for with keen and proficient assessment skills to keep them as stable and healthy as possible. Their therapists and teachers provide therapy treatments and a variety of creative and fun activities to improve the children’s cognitive and developmental abilities. Their dietitians create nourishing meal plans, giving the children the energy needed for healthy growth and development. Finally, Nurses ‘n Kids also has a contracted medical director who provides consultation and makes monthly visits. Together, their dedicated and caring Pediatric Team is there to support children and families and provide individualized education for families to promote their children’s overall well-being.
Nurses ’n Kids Pediatric Programs include the following services:
- Medical Day Care
- Before & After School / School Break
- Summer Care
- Transportation (provided through a Logisticare approved provider)
- Traditional / Inclusive Child Care (Milford)
– Self-arranged Purchase of Care
– Discount Available for 2nd sibling
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Language Therapy
- Feeding & Swallowing Therapy
- Nutritional Therapy
Nurses ’n Kids Experienced Pediatric Team includes:
- Physical Therapists
- Occupational Therapists
- Speech Therapists
- Registered Dietitians
- Child Life Teachers
Orientation training is provided to new staff by the Clinical Nurse Manager and new staff are paired up with another nurse for training. Training on new diagnoses is also provided by bringing experts in to conduct the training. In addition, specialty training in certain areas is also conducted when needed (ex. respiratory therapy, infusion training equipment training, etc.).
Nurses N Kids collaborates with primary care physicians and organizations such as, Child Development Watch, schools, nursing agencies, therapy equipment companies (ex. for wheelchair fittings), and Paws for People.
Nurses ’n Kids accepts Medicaid and various private insurances. Most of the services are covered under Medicaid (including transportation). Nurses ‘n Kids also has a contract with Aetna for some skilled nursing and/or therapy needs.
Nurses ‘n Kids has an open door policy for parents to come in at any time to share information or discuss concerns. Staff also meet regularly with parents to help meet client needs. The initial assessment meeting with parents takes place 4-6 weeks after the client starts, with a 6-month progress report meeting, and annual re-evaluation meeting. Finally, there are monthly in-service trainings for both parents and staff.
In order to meet the needs of all families, Nurses ‘n Kids staff have access to a language line which helps us communicate with our clients and their families. In addition, there is a bilingual dietician on staff, who covers both sites, and provides assistance when necessary.
Nurses ’n Kids Medical Day Care has 2 Pediatric Centers in Delaware located in New Castle and Milford. Our phone number in the New Castle office is (302) 323-1118 and in the Milford office is (302)424-1770. Please call us at any time for information or visit our website at www.nursesnkids.com.