Pediatric Specialty Care

Levels of Care

Each child entering a Pediatric Specialty Care community is thoroughly evaluated based on their clinical requirements, home situation, and long term goals.

In developing the best care plan for each child, we take into consideration several important factors:

  • Age
  • Medical History
  • Medical Stability and Equipment Requirements
  • Rehabilitation or Transitional Goals
  • Social, Spiritual, and Educational Needs
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Functioning Levels
  • Behavior Issues

Daily Care Plan

After evaluation, each child is matched to a "Care Level" that forms the basis of their "Daily Care Plan", detailing required hours of skilled care and treatments. At Pediatric Specialty Care we understand that continuity with physicians and family helps to create the best possible outcomes. That is why our staff works directly with outside facilities to maintain existing patient-physician relationships and includes families in our care planning process and recommendations.

Stepping Stone Approach

Once evaluated, our talented staff regularly works with physicians and families to assess, monitor, and re-evaluate care levels. Our tools, technologies, and continued assessments allow us to provide a "Stepping Stone" approach to care. This technique helps us reach our goal of helping each child progress and work towards his or her maximum potential.

Pediatric Specialty Care is capable of providing comprehensive care at all levels. This gives us the ability to help children progress and grow, while receiving the highest quality of care. Our "Stepping Stone" approach is comprised of four intervention levels:

Level 1 Interventions

Level 2 Interventions

Level 3 Interventions

Level 4 Interventions

  • Pulse Oximetry
  • PRN Chest Physical Therapy, Suctioning & Nebulizer Treatments
  • Apnea Monitoring
  • Medication Administration
  • Airway Management / Monitoring
  • Tracheostomy Tube
  • Pulse Oximetry
  • Apnea Monitoring
  • Chest Physical Therapy, Suctioning & Nebulizer Treatments
  • PRN Oxygen Administration
  • Seizure Management / Intervention
  • May Require Non-invasive Ventilator Support (CPAP, BiPAP)
  • Multiple Medication Administration
  • Stoma Care
  • Enteral Feeding
  • Orthopedic Devices & Interventions
  • Tracheostomy Tube
  • Pulse Oximetry
  • Requires Fluctuations in Oxygen Levels
  • Apnea Monitoring
  • Increased need for Chest Physical Therapy, Suctioning & Nebulizer Treatments
  • Ventilator Dependent
  • Multiple Medication Administration
  • Stoma Care
  • Significant Seizure Management
  • Enteral Feeding
  • Orthopedic Devices & Interventions
  • Frequent Vital Signs
  • Requires Catheterization

Level 4 Care is designated for the most clinically-demanding children in a sub-acute setting. Interventions may include:

  • A Central Line/IV Antibiotics
  • TPN
  • Tracheostomy
  • Transplant Recipients
  • Intensive Wound Care
  • Increased Oxygen Requirements
  • Frequent Ventilator Changes

For more detailed information on Pediatric Specialty Care's clinical capabilities, please Contact Us.