36 Years of Care at Tender Care PPEC

 Providing a Helping Hand for Special Needs Children and Families.

🎉📅 What an incredible journey it’s been of 36 years of care! Today, we’re taking a moment to celebrate a milestone that’s close to our hearts. 🥳 Tender Care PPEC has been nurturing and providing exceptional care since 1988 – that’s 13,169 days of unconditional support, growth, and memories! 🌱💞

From tiny toes to big steps, we have cherished each and every one of the 316,056 hours we’ve spent with our Tender Care family. 🕒👣 In 432 months, we’ve seen smiles, heard laughter, and witnessed countless milestones – and each day adds to our rich tradition of care and commitment.

That’s 1,881 weeks (and 2 days) of dedication to giving the best possible environment for our children with special medical needs to flourish. 🌟👶 And the best part? We’ve only just begun! Here’s to continuing our mission and touching more lives for many years to come.

🙏 Thank YOU for being a part of our story. Let’s keep making history, one heartwarming day at a time! 

Special Needs Resource Expo

Learn more about Tender Care

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 one of them being in St. Augustine.

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

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St. Augustine 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 St. Augustine support organizations and resources to help you, your family, and your child.

Batman Visits our Spring Hill Center [2023]

Tender Care PPEC’s Spring Hill Center had an exceptional guest this month. Here’s a hint: 🦇👨………………….. That’s right! It was The Batman of Spring Hill! His duty is to provide great service to the city of Spring Hill Florida. He makes appearances for any occa and brings joy to every facility he visits.

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!

5 Speech Therapy Myths for New Parents with a Special Needs Child

Are you a new parent of a special needs child needing speech therapy? We explain five of the most common speech therapy myths 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. 📆

Nurse Appreciation Week at Tender Care 2023

Tender Care celebrated Nurse Appreciation Week, May 8th – 12th at all of our centers. Find out how we celebrated and how much we truly appreciate our employees.

Buckles the Pony Came to Our Dunnellon Center!

Buckles the pony visited our Dunnellon Tender Care center! The kids had a blast learning about Buckles and petting him. 

Tender Care PPEC Voted Best Skilled Nursing 2023 Silver Winner

Tender Care PPEC is thrilled to be a 2023 Best of the 352 Silver Winner for Best Skilled Nursing!

5 Feeding Tube Myths for New Parents with a Special Needs Child

Are you a new parent with a special needs child with a feeding tube and can’t distinguish the myths from the facts? We explain five of the most common myths about feeding tubes to put your mind at ease.

Tender Care is Partnering with Soundwave Music Therapy!

Tender Care and Soundwave Music Therapy have partnered at our St. Augustine location! We look forward to this partnership and can’t wait to see its positive impact on our kids.

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