What is Skilled Nursing and Does My Child Require It?





Skilled nursing is a healthcare specialty that is performed by, or under the supervision of, licensed professionals (experienced Registered Nurses). It’s the care given to a child that has a specialized need and requires a more in-depth and technical therapy to treat, manage, observe, and evaluate progress.

Skilled nurses are experienced in the treatment and management of various conditions such as:

  • Cerebral palsy management and treatment

  • Diabetes management and treatment (Dexcom and Libre glucose monitoring)

  • Seizure disorders

  • Gastro tube feedings and total parenteral nutrition (TPN)

  • Respiratory and cardiac conditions such as asthma exacerbation

  • Chromosomal conditions, such as Down syndrome

  • Brain disorders, including childhood stroke, to name a few

For parents, there are many questions that come across when deciding what medical daycare to choose for your child. Questions such as:

  • Will there be a routine for nursing care / therapies?

  • Do the nurses have the knowledge and experience to care for my child?

At First Kids PPEC, your child will receive the skilled nursing care required by our professionals. They will also be in an environment where they will grow socially alongside their peers. They believe in individualized care plans as every child is unique in their own way. This belief ensures that each child is receiving care that has been designed specifically for them in an atmosphere they look forward to each day!

To find out if PPEC services are right for you, call (305) 490 – 2009 to schedule a free consultation. They will even have a nurse come to visit you if that’s best!

You may also visit their website at www.fkppec.com to learn more.


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