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  • What is a PPEC?
    Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Centers PPECC facilities are community-based daycare centers staffed by nurses, caregivers, and therapists, for medically complex children from birth to 21, providing up to 12 hours of care throughout the day.
  • What kind of insurance do you accept?
    :Various Medicaid insurances are accepted. Medicaid will determine eligibility at the end of the enrollment process
  • Is transportation available?
    Yes! And it’s covered by Medicaid. We collaborate directly with one outside transport company to ensure a member of our GenCare Kids’ team is in the vehicle and to help ensure that communication is as seamless as possible. We will make a request on your behalf and set up all your transportation needs with an outsourced provider. You will receive their contact details to allow you to reach out directly.
  • What is a typical day like?
    At GenCare Kids PPEC + Learning Center we follow a daily routine to help our stars feel a sense of comfortability through consistency. After arriving at the center, each patient is assessed by a nurse and has time to socialize/acclimate to the new day. In addition to necessary medical care, breakfast, lunch and snack occur in a community setting. We have a daily dance time which encourages movement, stretching, and improved respiratory and cardiovascular activity. Daily circle time is filled with ABCs and 123s, rhyming songs and more! Other daily occurrences include arts and crafts, exploration activities, and free play. Our stars do not watch television as an activity. The TV is used for music and educational purposes. Only an occasional G rated movie may be presented. Our stars are repositioned (out of bed, wheelchair, highchair, etc.) every 1-2 hours and receive the therapies as ordered. At the end of the day, your star returns home with their personal items and a written update about their day.
  • What conditions qualify for PPEC?
    he need for a nursing service qualifies a child to attend GenCare Kids PPEC. Your child’s doctor must write an order that includes the diagnosis needing a nurse to assess and implement care for. Examples of care include medications, treatments and monitoring. For specific examples, please return to the section. Tour: Yes! We would love to schedule a tour with you. All you need to do is message us in the area and someone will get back to you within 24 business hours. How is GCK diff? GenCare Kids is different because we focus on your child as a child first. We understand that the medical conditions of your child are very important and will receive the highest level of care. However, we know that your child is more than just their medical needs. They have emotional, mental and socialization needs too! We provide love to your child like they are our own as we provide holistic care that includes education, creativity and general play opportunities.
  • Can I tour one of GenCare Kids facilities.
    Of course! Our main priority is to keep our patients safe, however, we would be happy to set up a time for your family to tour our facilities. Please fill out the form at the bottom of this page or click the Contact Us tab and fill out the form. One of our team members will reach out to you within 24 hours to schedule a tour.
  • How is GenCare Kids different from other PPEC services?
    GenCare Kids PPEC + Learning Center cares for your child like our own. We strive to give every patient the best care possible.
  • How do I enroll my child at GenCare Kids?
    Enrolling your child starts with your visit to the PPEC. You will receive an information packet with documents to complete. Among those is a HIPAA release form that we will use to request records from your child’s physician. A registered nurse will complete a short physical assessment of your child. Required items from you: admission documents, copy of your child’s Medicaid card and your license. Required by the ordering physician: Documents we will prepare and send to the physician for signature include referral/order and a Plan of Care. The Plan of Care is the combined orders for the nurse to provide the interventions your child needs. To complete this, we will need the past and current medical history of your child. An immunization record is required by the state of FL.
  • How long does the Enrollment process take?
    The enrollment process varies on a case-by-case basis." The process time also depends mostly on your child's ordering physician’s office and the time it takes for them to sign and return these documents. Once all documents are received, they will be sent with a request to Medicaid for approval of services. Approval may take up to two weeks. Please note your child’s case manager can add support and expedite these needs at your request.
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