Building our Village with Tender Care PPEC and Adaptive Superstars

Providing a Helping Hand for Special Needs Children and Families.

Adaptive Superstars

Adaptive Superstars was on the Tender Care PPEC podcast, titled “Building Our Village.” It is a compelling new series designed to support families of special needs care. This innovative podcast aims to create a supportive community by bringing together key resources and individuals dedicated to making a significant difference in the lives of those with special needs and their families. In this episode, Brittany, the CEO of Adaptive Superstars, explains how they celebrate people with disabilities by offering dance classes! Visit their website.

Through engaging discussions and expert insights, “Building Our Village” endeavors to dispel isolation, provide valuable information, and build a strong, supportive network for parents navigating the challenges and joys of raising a child with special needs. This initiative underscores the adage that it indeed takes a village to raise a child, especially so for children requiring specialized care, and Tender Care PPEC is committed to being an integral part of that village. Also, we’re excited to announce that Adaptive SuperStars will be showcasing their talents with a special dance performance at the Special Needs Resource Expo in St. Augustine at Mall 2121 on April 13th. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness their incredible performance and learn more about the impact of adaptive dance!

Watch the Podcast episode here.

Coping with Creations

Tender Care PPEC provides care for medically complex and fragile children from birth to 21 years of age in a daycare-like environment staffed with nurses, CNAs, and therapists. We are the first independently owned PPEC in the State of Florida with our initial center opening in 1988. This means we have an abundance of experience and knowledge in providing loving care to this special pediatric population. We have 6 Tender Care PPEC centers throughout Florida, with our newest facility located in Lake Park.

Lake Park Location

Our goal is to enhance the development of each child through collaborative relationships between families, physicians, nurses, and therapists. This holistic approach to care is carried out in an environment that allows the child to engage in social interactions with their peers. This results in thriving children, well-positioned to achieve their greatest potential. We also offer transportation at no cost and provide nutritious meals throughout the day. 

What sets us apart is that we care for and treat every child like family. We have passion in our hearts for our children and a desire to see them succeed.

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PPEC Offers Many Advantages…

To the child/family:

  • Centrally located nursing and therapy decreases intrusions into family dynamics at home
  • Increased socialization with other children
  • Decreased hospitalization
  • Personalized case management ensuring the best care for your child
  • Offers caregivers increased potential to return to work or school
  • Early detection of potential health problems by licensed professionals

To the payer:

  • Decreased hospitalizations through early detection and case management
  • Increased compliance with plan of care resulting in less utilization of health care benefits
  • An average savings of 40% to 50% compared to Home Health services

 

Common pediatric diagnoses that indicate a potential need for daily skilled nursing services:

  • Premature infants diagnosed with bronchopulmonary dysplasia, apnea of prematurity, oxygen and pulse oximetry dependence
  • Cerebral palsy with gastrostomy or jejunostomy dependence and/or seizures
  • Spina bifida with or without an Arnold Chiari malformation and shunt monitoring, and urinary catheterization dependence
  • Certain cardiac anomalies
  • Post-transplant status
  • Immunosuppressed status
  • Tracheostomy status (with or without ventilator dependence)
  • Failure to thrive
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • History of hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Presence of a colostomy, ileostomy, urostomy, or vesicostomy

*This is not medical advice, always consult with your child’s doctor before making any changes to their lifestyle. 

Related:

Tender Care is Attending Evening with Santa on December 5th at 5:30pm!

We are so excited to attend Evening with Santa on December 5th at 5:30pm! This event is hosted by UF Health Neurodevelopmental Pediatric Center, located in Jacksonville, FL. Stop by our table to learn more about Tender Care PPEC and what we do in the community!

Tender Care Celebrated Nurses Week 2024!

Tender Care celebrated Nurses Week 2024 on May 6th to the 10th and we had themed spirit days. Nurses at our centers also got lunches each day and a custom Tender Care cup/shirt. 

Tender Care PPEC is Thrilled to be a Best of Florida 2024 Nominee for Children’s Therapy Practices!

Tender Care PPEC is thrilled to be a Best of Florida 2024 nominee for Children’s Therapy Practices!

Tender Care Attended Turn on the Lights Expo! [2024]

We had so much fun attending The Children’s Healing Institute’s Turn on the Lights Expo on April 4th! This event was at Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. We had a lot of people stop by our table to learn about Tender Care PPEC and how we are involved in the community. 

Tender Care PPEC Nominated Best of the 352 for Best Skilled Nursing and Best Place to Work!

Tender Care PPEC is thrilled to be nominated Best of the 352 for Best Skilled Nursing and Best Place to Work!

We are Honored to Sponsor a Table at the 3rd Annual We Walk as Lions Dinner & Fashion Show!

Tender Care is passionate about helping the special needs community, which is why we decided to sponsor a table at the upcoming 3rd Annual We Walk as Lions Dinner & Fashion Show. This event is held by Chasin A Dream Foundation to celebrate children battling illnesses and disabilities.

Alex from Tender Care Participated in the Hernando County Hawks Coin Toss on March 2nd!

The Hernando County Hawks invited Alex, from our Spring Hill Tender Care center, to participate in the coin toss on March 2nd!

5 Myths of Sensory Rooms for New Parents with a Special Needs Child

Are you a new parent of a special needs child with a sensory processing disorder or a sensory sensitivity and are interested in sensory rooms? We explain five of the most common myths about sensory rooms to put your mind at ease.

Tender Care PPEC is having its Special Needs Resources Open House, Jan. 10th at 5:30pm!

📢 Tender Care is proud to announce that we are hosting a Special Needs Resources Open House event at our West Palm Beach location! This is Tender Care’s FIRST EVER Resource event at this location on Wednesday, January 10th from 5:30pm-7:30pm. 📆

Spring Hill Support

When your child gets diagnosed with an injury, disability, or illness, it can feel as if your world is falling apart. We want you to know that you are not alone. There are a plethora of Spring Hill support organizations and resources to help you, your family, and your child.

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