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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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 Attended First Coast Technical College’s Career Fair! [2024]

We had so much fun attending First Coast Technical College’s Career Fair on April 2nd! This event was at First Coast Technical College in St. Augustine, Florida. We had a lot of students stop by our table to learn about Tender Care PPEC and how we are a great place to work!

Tender Care Attended the Annual Vendor Fair 2023!

We had so much fun at the Annual Vendor Fair 2023 on December 6th! This event was hosted by Marion County Children’s Alliance, located in Ocala, FL. Many organizations stopped by our table to learn about Tender Care PPEC and how we are involved in the community! 

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The Tender Care PPEC podcast, titled “Building Our Village,” 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 children with special needs and their families. In this episode, Brianne, the Founder of Coping with Creations, explains her love for Tender Care and cup making.

Tender Care is Attending OASN’s Community Resource Fair on November 4th at 10am!

We are so excited to attend OASN’s Community Resource Fair on November 4th at 10am! This event is hosted by OASN, located in Ocala, FL. Stop by our table to learn more about Tender Care PPEC and how we are involved in the community! 

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!

West Palm Beach 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 West Palm Beach support organizations and resources to help you, your family, and your child.

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Does your child have special medical needs and is diagnosed with a developmental delay? You may be wondering what therapy options are available to help them progress. Luckily, there are many therapies for your child. Continue reading this blog to discover some of the most common ones.

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