Handled with Care
We understand the delicate circumstances involved with children who have ongoing, severe medical needs. For parents, it’s extremely difficult to leave the care of your child in someone else’s hands. That’s why we have implemented a highly specialized program with qualified, nurturing care professionals.
Sproutlings is designated as a referral-based Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care center (PPEC), providing non-residential health care for Medicaid-eligible children from six weeks through prekindergarten age with medically complex conditions requiring continuous therapeutic or skilled nursing supervision. PPECs include an array of services focused on meeting the medical, developmental, physical, nutritional and social needs of children who require intermittent, short- or long-term services.
When approved and prescribed for this care by a physician, children may attend a PPEC up to a maximum of 12 hours per day while their parents or guardians are unavailable to care for them. PPECs provide a less restrictive alternative to institutionalization and reduce the isolation that homebound children may experience. In Kentucky, children receive care through a PPEC under the terms defined by KRS 216.890.
We partner with a local therapy group, Associates in Pediatric Therapy, to provide physical, occupational and speech therapy for students needing those services. We also welcome your child’s personal therapist to come work with your child while he or she is at Sproutlings.
Medical Referral Form
Please download and complete our Sproutlings Referral Form. The completed form may be faxed to Sproutlings (502.753.8223) or scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please advise the family that you have referred them to Sproutlings.
Medically-Prescribed Day Care
Watch our team member share more details on what medical services we provide and how necessary those services can be for medically fragile children.
Individualized and Innovative
Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care (PPEC)
While Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care (PPEC) centers provide non-residential nursing care to children who are prescribed this care by a physician, Sproutlings is the only integrated PPEC center in the region that integrates children of all abilities. We serve medically eligible children starting at 6 weeks of age, depending on their needs and the suitability of our services. Sproutlings provides a less-restrictive alternative to institutionalization and gives parents the peace of mind of knowing their children are well cared for in a safe environment. An individualized protocol of care is developed for each child, in consultation with the physician and other professionals, to guide Sproutlings staff.
Skilled nursing services at Sproutlings include:
- ventilator/trach management including suctioning, oxygen therapy and nebulizer treatments
- G-Tube feeding and care
- apnea monitoring
- central line and port care
- ostomy management
- medication administration
- developmentally appropriate activities
- bladder catheterization and irrigation
- VP shunt monitoring
- seizure intervention and management
- skilled assessment and emergency protocols
A Place for All Children
Medical Conditions Covered
Every child’s circumstances and conditions are unique, so each child who is referred for Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care at Sproutlings is evaluated for appropriate care and prequalified for services. Children considered for admission will be medically stabilized and require continual nursing care.
Fees and Pricing
We do our best to work with families and find funds and resources to help them finance our services.
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