Joycare Pediatric Day Health Center endeavors to create the therapeutic environment necessary to delivery quality care. Our staff of qualified professionals will tend to the specialized needs of each child placed under our care. Our aim is to provide a social environment that stimulates interaction while meeting the physical and emotional needs of your child.
Our daily programming will include routine clinical interventions, fun activities, and any speech, physical, or occupational therapies prescribed for your child. We hope our program enables primary caregivers to focus on other family obligations.
Great news! Parents or guardians with children enrolled in Joycare will be able to enjoy these education and training courses:
It Takes Two to Talk® — The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Language Delays.
Check back with us periodically as we add more courses...
Does my child qualify?
In order to qualify for admission to our PPECC, your child must meet the following criteria:
Be medically complex or fragile and/or technologically dependent.
Have approval from his/her doctor.
Be medically stable (not in need of immediate hospital care).
Be appropriate for outpatient care.
Require skilled nursing care.
Present no significant risk of infection to other children or personnel.
Also, our patients primarily are:
Children who need nursing care every day and would not have their needs met in a day care or school environment.
Children who need nursing care every day but do not need to be in a hospital.
Children who've had frequent emergency room visits and hospitalizations for an ongoing or unresolved illness such as asthma or seizures.
Joycare may also admit children with the following conditions (but not limited to):
Very low and low birth weight babies
chronic lung disease
Feeding problems-suck/swallow disorders
Failure to Thrive
Injury and Abuse
Oxygen Dependent/Trach Dependent
Genetic Disorders, Syndromes and Rare Diseases
Brain injury, Seizures and Neurological Disorders
Resources & More
Here are some organizations that may provide helpful information:
Allergy and Asthma Network/Mothers of Asthmatics - http://www.aanma.org
American Association for Respiratory Care - http://www.AARC.org
American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology - http://www.acaai.org/
American Heart Association - http://www.heart.org
American Lung Association - http://www.lung.org/
American Red Cross - http://www.redcross.org/
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America - http://www.aafa.org
Brain Injury Association of America - http://www.biausa.org/
Center for Neurologic Study - http://www.cnsonline.org
March of Dimes - http://www.marchofdimes.com/
Muscular Dystrophy Association - http://mda.org/
National Asthma Education and Prevention Program -https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/about/org/naepp
National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) - http://www.nfcacares.org/
People for Quality Care - http://spinabifidaassociation.org//p>
Spina Bifida - http://spinabifidaassociation.org/
Understanding an Asthma Attack - http://www.healthline.com/asthma/anatomy-animations
We are currently developing our community partnerships. Please check back soon...
Pediatric Day Treatment
Our day begins bright and early. Our patients will be checked-in and placed under the care of our clinical staff. Throughout the day, our patients will receive clinical interventions, prescribed medications, and educational activities. Our program also includes meals and an ABUNDANCE OF SMILES!!!
Our patients will receive prescribed services from a Speech Language Pathologist, Physical Therapist, or Occupational Therapist. Providing these services during clinic hours will help our families enjoy uninterrupted family time at home. These professionals have years of experience developing plans of care for disabled children with special needs.
Our patients and parents will have an array of add-on services and trainings available that will be facilitated by our licensed professionals.