PPEC Medical Daycare
What is a PPEC?
PPECs are Medical Daycare centers staffed by nurses and aids who care for medically complex children up to 12 hours per day. The PPEC center allows patients to receive all of their medical and therapy services while also fostering social development through interaction with other children. Transportation to and from the center is provided
Who do PPECs serve?
Our PPECs treat patients throughout the state of Florida with a wide variety of conditions that require skilled nursing care. We care for patients who are under 21 years of age
Who pays for PPEC services?
PPEC services are covered by Medicaid, Medicaid HMOs, CMS Network and some commercial insurances. We handle all billing paperwork directly so there is no burden on the already busy families
How do patients get to the center?
Spark coordinates door to door transportation from either school or home. One of our staff members escorts patients at all times and this service is free to those who meet Medicaid eligibility
How do I enroll my child?
- Step 1: Call to tour one of our fun and engaging centers
- Step 2: Schedule your child’s initial nursing assessment and meet our amazing staff
- Step 3: We will contact your child’s primary care physician
- Step 4: Let’s get started!
Pediatric Physical Therapy
Physical therapy (PT) evaluates and addresses problems with motor skills. Children require specific movements and development to achieve the mobility needed for everyday activities like walking, running, and climbing. Our physical therapists work to help increase strength, endurance, and mobility for patients so they can effectively navigate their environments.
Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapy (OT) addresses a child’s ability to perform the everyday tasks that someone of the same age typically encounters. Our Occupational Therapists specialize in improving motor skills like eating, bathing, dressing and toileting. OT also focuses on visual processing, self-help, sensory processing, motor coordination, cognitive and social skills. Our goal is to make the daily functional tasks of a child’s life easier.
Pediatric Speech Therapy
Speech-Language Pathologists (ST or SLP) address communication and swallowing disorders in patients. Our therapists help develop a patient’s language and social skills and allow them to better express their needs, wants, preferences and individual personalities.
Spark provides in-home healthcare services In Miami-Dade and Broward counties. In collaboration with the PPEC staff we will assist parents in scheduling follow-up Homecare visits to help manage the care of dependent children when they are not in the center. Care is provided by our registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and aides who are focused on providing top quality in-home care.