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  • 1. 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. In Learning Tree of Orlando, children with complex medical conditions can play and learn with other kids in a safe, nurturing environment, freeing their parents to work.
  • 2. How is Learning Tree of Orlando different from home health services?
    Unlike home health, Learning Tree of Orlando provides therapeutic & educational programming for each child. Children receive therapeutic and academic enrichment through reading time, music, behavioral redirection, appropriate sign language, art, music, pet therapy, fun events, and our 8-week Summer Program. Additionally, our children have the immeasurable benefit of socializing and engaging with other children. Outcome studies have shown that children enrolled in PPEC have significantly improved quality of life scores (i.e., physical and psychosocial functioning) and had a much lower medical condition severity than those enrolled in home health settings. Many parents combine Joycare services with home health services depending on their children’s needs.
  • 3. Can I tour the Medical Day Care Facility?
    You are more than welcome to schedule a tour. We are active on Facebook and Instagram. You can see all the news and updates of our PPEC. Check out those social media platforms for pics and videos of the facility.
  • 4. How do I enroll my child at Learning Tree of Orlando?
    Step 1 Call today at (407) 336-7732 to schedule an initial assessment. Step 2 Our Team will coordinate with pediatric and insurance Step 3 Once Approved. YOUR CHILD IS ENROLLED! Welcome to our Family Tree - Learning Tree
  • 5. How long does the admission process take?
    3 days
  • 6. What kind of insurance do you accept?
    PPEC services are covered 100% through Medicaid. There is no cost to the parents.
  • 7. Is transportation available?
    Yes, Learning Tree of Orlando provides transportation services. Our transportation service can pick up your child from their home or school and take them to our center, as well as return them to their home once their stay at PPEC is over. The buses have a nurse and a driver. We can also meet parents outside of our radius, if necessary. There is no additional cost for this service.
  • 8. Who handles emergencies?
    Our internal emergency protocol gets in place, Involving calling 911 and informing the child’s pediatrician immediately. We are five minutes away from Orlando Health, Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, and Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies, which have been recognized as Best Children’s Hospitals for 2022-2023 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • 9. What is a typical day like?
    Depending on your child’s age, they would receive daily programming with an opportunity to engage and socialize with other children. Learning Tree Of Orlando plans daily schedules to increase educational, behavioral and communication skills.
  • 10. What conditions qualify for a PPEC?
    Cerebral palsy management and treatment Diabetes management and treatment (Dexcom and Libre glucose monitoring) Seizure disorders Gastro tube feedings and total parenteral nutrition (TPN) Respiratory and cardiac conditions such as asthma exacerbation Chromosomal conditions, such as Down syndrome Brain disorders, including childhood stroke, to name a few
  • 11. Looking for a PPEC near me?
    Learning Tree PPEC Of Orlando is the place to go! We are conveniently located in Orlando's SODO District, only 5 minutes away from Orlando Health, Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, and Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies.
  • 12. What areas does Learning Tree PPEC serve?
    Learning Tree PPEC serves the following areas in Central Florida: Orange County: This includes Orlando (including downtown Orlando), Ocoee, Apopka, Windermere, Clermont, and Groveland Osceola County: This includes Kissimmee and St. Cloud Seminole County: This includes Sanford, Oviedo, Winter Springs, Altamonte Springs, Longwood, and Casselberry, Volusia County: This includes Deltona, Debary, Orange City, and Deland. Learning Tree PPEC center is conveniently located on Michigan St., just 5 minutes away from Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center.
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