PPEC Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy with PPEC
Welcome to Children’s Rehab, a leading provider of Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care (PPEC) services in Florida. Established in 1991, our facility is dedicated to providing comprehensive care for children with complex medical needs in a safe and nurturing environment. As a PPEC medical daycare and PPEC physical therapy provider, we specialize in caring for medically fragile children who require skilled nursing care, therapy services, and other medical interventions throughout the day.
PPEC is a program that is prescribed by a physician and is designed for children who require ongoing medical care beyond what can be provided in a traditional daycare setting. PPEC facilities are required to meet specific state licensing and certification requirements in order to provide high-quality care for children with complex medical needs. In Florida, PPEC facilities must adhere to strict regulations and standards set forth by the state’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).
At Children’s Rehab PPEC physical therapy is offered as a standalone service to non-PPEC children, and is also provided as part of the holistic care that children receive when they qualify for PPEC. Our team of experienced physical therapists work collaboratively with other healthcare professionals to develop individualized treatment plans that address the unique needs of each child. By integrating physical therapy with other medical services, we strive to improve the overall health and well-being of the children in our care.
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Pediatric physical therapy is a specialized form of therapy that focuses on the evaluation and treatment of children with a wide range of conditions affecting their physical development and function. Physical therapy plays a crucial role in helping children achieve their developmental milestones, improve their balance, coordination, and mobility, and enhance their overall quality of life.
Children who have developmental delays, neurological disorders, genetic conditions, orthopedic injuries, or other physical impairments can benefit greatly from pediatric physical therapy. This type of therapy is tailored to the unique needs of each child, taking into account their age, diagnosis, and individual goals.
At Children’s Rehab, we provide exceptional care with physical therapy for children who qualify for PPEC physical therapy services. Our team of licensed physical therapists have extensive experience working with children with complex medical needs and use a holistic approach to care. We work closely with each child’s healthcare team to develop an individualized treatment plan that addresses their specific needs and goals.
Our physical therapy services include assessments, interventions, and ongoing monitoring to ensure that each child is progressing towards their goals. We also provide family education and training to empower parents and caregivers with the knowledge and tools to support their child’s ongoing development. With our comprehensive approach to care, we strive to help each child reach their full potential and achieve optimal physical function.
Benefits of Physical Therapy
- Improved mobility and physical function
- Enhanced balance and coordination
- Increased strength and endurance
- Improved range of motion and flexibility
- Decreased pain and discomfort
- Improved gross and fine motor skills
- Better posture and body alignment
- Improved ability to perform daily activities
- Enhanced independence and quality of life
- Reduced risk of falls and injuries
Medical Daycare Nursing Care Services
As a PPEC facility, Children’s Rehab is committed to providing exceptional care for medically fragile children who require ongoing nursing care, therapy services, and other medical interventions throughout the day. Our team of licensed nurses are highly trained and experienced in caring for children with complex medical needs, and provide a range of services including medication management, monitoring vital signs, tracheostomy care, feeding and hydration, and wound care.
At Children’s Rehab PPEC, children receive the highest level of care in a safe and nurturing environment. Our interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, including nurses, PPEC physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and social workers, work together to develop individualized care plans that address the unique needs of each child.
Our nursing care services provide a wide range of benefits for children with complex medical needs. They include specialized care for tracheostomies, ventilators, feeding tubes, and central lines, which require advanced skills and knowledge. Our nursing care also ensures that children receive timely and appropriate medical interventions when needed, reducing the risk of complications and hospitalizations.
At Children’s Rehab, we are committed to providing high-quality nursing care that promotes the health and well-being of every child in our care.
Benefits of PPEC Services with Children’s Rehab
When a child qualifies for physical therapy with ppec services at Children’s Rehab, they have the opportunity to attend up to 12 hours a day of medical daycare without any out-of-pocket costs. In addition, we offer free transportation to and from our facility, making it easier for families to access the care they need.
As a PPEC facility, we provide comprehensive care coordination services to ensure that every child receives the individualized care they need. This includes personalized case management and care planning to address the unique needs of each child and family.
One of the benefits of attending our PPEC program is that children have the opportunity to socialize and interact with other children in a safe and supportive environment. Our program is designed to promote socialization and peer interaction, which can have a positive impact on a child’s emotional well-being and overall development.
At Children’s Rehab PPEC, all nursing services replace all home nursing care, which means that families can rely on us to provide the medical care their child needs without having to coordinate multiple providers. Our team of experienced nurses and healthcare professionals work together to provide high-quality care that promotes the health and well-being of every child in our care.
Who Our PPEC Physical Therapists Care For
At Children’s Rehab PPEC, we serve children who require specialized medical care and support, including those who need medication applied by nurses, tube feedings, tracheostomy care, and gastrointestinal tube care. Our experienced nursing staff are trained to provide the highest level of care for children with complex medical needs, including premature babies who are at risk of developing developmental issues.
We have a dedicated baby room with cribs, where infants are carefully monitored and watched at all times. Our staff are equipped to provide oxygen and seizure management, and are trained to respond to any medical emergencies that may arise.
We often see an overlap between children who meet the qualifying criteria for PPEC physical therapy care and those who have developmental delays, physical disabilities, or learning disabilities. For many of these children, physical therapy is an essential component of their overall care plan.
We care for children with a wide range of conditions, including genetic disorders, respiratory disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, post-transplant or surgery recovery, metabolic disorders, developmental delays, cerebral palsy, visual impairment, hematologic diseases, and premature births. Our interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals work together to provide personalized care that addresses the unique needs of each child and family.
Who Qualifies for PPEC
To qualify for PPEC services at Children’s Rehab, children must be between the ages of birth and 20 years old and have medically fragile or complex medical needs. Children must also be medically stable, meaning they do not require ongoing hospitalization or acute care.
In many cases, children who already qualify for home health services may also be eligible for PPEC services. This can include children with chronic medical conditions, respiratory support needs, feeding and hydration needs, and other complex medical needs.
It’s important to note that each child’s eligibility for PPEC services is determined on a case-by-case basis, and eligibility requirements may vary depending on the child’s individual needs and medical history. Our team of care coordinators and case managers work closely with families and physicians to assess each child’s eligibility and develop an individualized care plan that meets their unique needs.
How to Apply for PPEC in Florida
To apply and qualify for PPEC services in Florida, please follow these steps:
- Contact Children’s Rehab PPEC facility to schedule an initial consultation and tour of our facility.
- During the consultation, the PPEC staff will assess your child’s medical history and needs, and determine if they are eligible for PPEC services.
- If your child qualifies for PPEC services, the facility will work with you to develop an individualized care plan that meets their unique needs.
- Work with your child’s healthcare team and the PPEC facility to coordinate any necessary medical equipment, medications, and supplies.
- Once your child’s care plan is in place, they can begin attending PPEC physical therapy services at the facility for up to 12 hours a day.
- As your child’s needs change, the care plan can be adjusted to ensure they receive the highest level of care and support.
It’s important to note that eligibility requirements and application processes may vary between PPEC facilities, so it’s best to contact our facility directly to learn more about specific requirements and application process.
Other PPEC Services Included in Extended Care
At Children’s Rehab PPEC, we offer physical therapy as a standalone service for children who are not medically fragile, but instead only require specialized therapies such as speech and occupational therapy. These therapies are also integrated into our comprehensive care plans for children who are patients of our PPEC program.
We offer PPEC services for up to 12 hours a day, including Saturdays and after-school hours until 6 pm. Our interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals work together to provide personalized care that addresses the unique needs of each child and family.
In addition to physical therapy, children benefit from a range of other services including nursing care, speech therapy, occupational therapy, behavioral therapy, recreational activities, and school and education services. We also offer free transportation to and from our facility, making it easier for families to access the care they need.
Our goal is to provide a safe, nurturing environment where children can receive the highest level of care and support, while also promoting their physical, emotional, and social well-being. We believe that by integrating specialized therapies and other services into our care plans, we can help each child reach their full potential and achieve optimal physical function.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
PPEC services are covered by Medicaid, as well as some private insurance plans. Families who do not have insurance coverage may be eligible for financial assistance or other forms of support. We are more than happy to assist families, as we have in the past, in finding coverage for their child.
Physical therapy provided through PPEC services includes evaluations, assessments, and individualized treatment plans that focus on improving strength, mobility, and function. Therapy may include exercises, stretching, manual techniques, and other interventions designed to address each child’s unique needs.
Physical therapy through PPEC services offers a more comprehensive and targeted approach to care that is designed to address a child’s unique needs and promote optimal physical function. Your child has limited interactions, as well as limited services with at home nursing care. At PPEC, they can benefit from multiple therapies in one location, as well as social interaction with peers. Our interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals work together to provide coordinated care that integrates specialized therapies and other services, such as nursing care, education, and recreation.
At Children’s Rehab PPEC, we specialize in caring for children with complex medical needs, including those with developmental delays or disabilities. Our team of healthcare professionals are trained to handle many combinations of medical needs. We work together to provide personalized care plans that address each child’s unique needs, including specialized therapies, nursing care, and education services.
Medicaid eligibility requirements for PPEC services vary by state, and are based on a combination of income and medical need. In Florida, children may be eligible for PPEC services through Medicaid if they have medically complex needs and meet certain income requirements. Families are encouraged to contact their local Medicaid office or PPEC facility for more information on eligibility requirements and application procedures.