What happen to all the medical daycares in Georgia???
Great question! There were many “medically fragile daycares” aka PPECs (Physician Prescribed Extended Care) centers in Georgia in the past but they all closed their doors around 2015.
It turns out that from 2012 to 2015 Medicaid decreased how many children it approved and how much it would pay for the care provided per child. The businesses just couldn’t survive without enough children to care for and enough compensation for the overhead. The most well-known companies that closed centers, PSA and Pediatria, both still provide private duty nursing to children in their homes in Georgia. You might think, “How wonderful, the families can get nursing care in their own home!” But unfortunately the Medicaid approval for number of hours-per-week of nursing care is extremely variable. Often the hours must be fought for in court, and even then families often do not get enough nursing hours approved, leaving parents stranded.
PSA and Pediatria still operate thriving PPECs in other states, and rumor has it that a bigger company called Aveanna has started buying them out. Who knows if Medicaid might change in Georgia to allow these centers to re-open at some point.
All I know is that it is now 2019 and for 4 years there has been NOTHING… except my Harmony in-home babysitting and respite care services since 2017, but it’s not enough.
We need to open a childcare center for these families!!!
SO, I’m ASKING FOR YOUR HELP!
No, not your money, just a few clicks to VOTE for Harmony Children’s Village to win a small business grant contest sponsored by FedEx, so
please just CLICK THIS LINK to give your support!
It only requires a name and an email address. It takes 5 seconds, and one other really cool fact is that you can VOTE MORE THAN ONCE by
going to the same link once every 24 hours to
vote each day until APRIL 1st,
when the voting closes. Then we cross our fingers that FedEx got enough votes to put Harmony in the running for up to $50,000. There are smaller prizes too, but let’s aim to WIN!
Here’s the link to the
Harmony YouTube video
(unfortunately the video isn’t working on the FedEx contest site).
Thanks for being part of the village!
*The facts stated here are to the best of my knowledge, and I’m happy to change given facts if other validated information comes to my attention.