Children’s Rehab Network is dedicated to providing nursing, education, and therapeutic care to children requiring habilitative and rehabilitative services. We strive to provide the highest quality pediatric care that places the child and family at the heart of the program. We seek to help stabilize and improve a child’s condition and to assist the family as much as possible. With compassion, we provide services that enhance the health, independence, self-sufficiency, and productivity of those served, while also providing support to their families.
To pursue our mission, we endeavor to meet the unique needs of the children and their families’ nursing, physical, psychological, and social care. In order to pursue excellence in pediatric care, we believe we must:
- Provide an atmosphere that recognizes the uniqueness of each child and their family and supports the accomplishments of mutually established goals;
- Involve families in setting goals and strive towards more appropriate maximum functional levels of development;
- Work in an expansive approach of teamwork which allows us to use input from those served to improve our program and to support community activities that promote the effective delivery of services to the children with disabilities.
Our nurses, therapists, and teachers provide a wide variety of services in a cheerful and inviting atmosphere. Our licensed nursing staff provides special care for up to 12 hours a day. There is a high ratio of staff to children. We provide ongoing individualized physical, occupational, respiratory, and speech therapy. We also provide education at a level appropriate to the child’s needs and abilities. We offer Case Management services.
There is daily communication between parents and staff as needed. We will help provide transportation to and from home as needed.
Our goal is to help each child achieve the highest quality of life possible. Nursing services include, but are not limited to:
- Daily assessments
- Medication administration
- Vent/Trach care
- Wound care
- Feeding therapy
- Enteral feedings
- Ostomy care
- Central line care
- Blood draws
- Pulse oximetry
- Apnea monitoring
If a child exhibits symptoms of an infection accompanied by fever, the parents will be asked to keep the child home or to come and pick him or her up.
Does My Child Qualify?
To qualify for Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care your child must be considered medically fragile and require nursing intervention. Ages newborn to 21 are eligible.
Services at Children’s Rehab Network are provided Monday through Friday, up to 12 hours per day.
You need a letter of medical necessity and a prescription from your child’s physician. Children’s Rehab Network accepts Medicaid, private insurance, and self pay.
More About Our Therapy
We’d like to share with you a more detailed look as to what our therapy program consists of and why we’re so proud of it:
- CRN has a full-time therapy department that is not contracted through an agency. At CRN, we hire our own therapists to be a part of our team.
- We have therapists who are trained in SI, NDT, Kinesio Taping, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Conscious Discipline, Feeding & swallowing disorders, and Behavior Therapy.
- The therapy staff is experienced in ordering orthotics, wheelchairs, and other equipment that a child may need.
- We conduct interdisciplinary team meetings with the nursing staff, teachers, and parents to update the progress of a child and address any concerns.
- The child’s individual therapy goals are incorporated by the nursing and educational staff throughout the day to help the children reach their full potential.
- All therapy services are on a one-to-one ratio. No grouping of children.
- All the Medicaid children have the possibility of receiving up to 3 hours of OT, PT, and ST services per week.
- We are the only PPEC in South Florida that has the Snoezelen System for all of our children to benefit from.
- Because our therapists are on site, we are always available to:
- Receive phone calls from parents and doctors.
- Have parents observe therapy sessions.
- Have a flexible schedule that meets the child’s needs.
If you have questions regarding our therapy program, please contact us.
At Children’s Rehab Network, the special education teacher works to promote each child’s self-acceptance and fosters the child’s general welfare through educational techniques that call for extra sensitivity, flexibility, and creativity.
Our special education department distinguishes itself by providing an educational climate that accommodates for individual differences and by helping each student learn methods to cope with his or her own reality. Our teacher develops an individualized program for each child that includes the development and refinement of social interaction techniques, a behavior management plan, and the improvement of communication skills within each student’s environment.
Among other responsibilities, the special education teacher also assists in the development of each student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP), cooperatively plans for each child’s needs when mainstreaming them into public school classes, and monitors the academic and behavioral progress of every student. Above all, our special education teacher develops a caring and loving bond with each child that helps them view their physical impairment as one of the many important attributes, rather than the most significant, that define who they are.
This educational component is not found in home health care settings or hospitals.
Our teacher has developed enrichment programs specifically for our children and works with our therapists to provide effective ways of incorporating therapy into our children’s academic curriculum.
In addition, teachers from Miami-Dade County Public Schools provide stimulating activities. Developmental age-appropriate activities are combined with educational goals. Our children learn at their own pace – while having fun, as all kids should.