MedCare Resources for Parents
At MedCare, we believe in providing more to our families than just clinical treatment. We feel that educating and uniting families is one of the most powerful resources we can offer. Below is a listing of just some of our programs which provide support and growth for families and children with special needs throughout our community.
Transportation Services: MedCare believes in removing as many obstacles as possible from children receiving the services they need. Therefore, we offer transportation to and from all of our outpatient rehab centers for children in need. Our buses are fully equipped with all the latest technology including an entertainment system for the kids to watch movies, and are staffed with professionally-trained drivers. All buses are ADA-accessible and decorated in a fun and inviting underwater theme.
Love & Logic: A course offered throughout the year by our own certified staff to teach parentsreal-life techniques for parenting children ages birth – 6 years old in a respectful, loving environment. The course covers topics including how to handle temper tantrums, bed-time issues, and teaching children responsibility. Upcoming courses can be found on our Events Calendar.
Parent Education & Support: Throughout the year, we offer free seminars to parents of children with special needs on such topics as finding resources and support groups, the transition from pediatric to adult care, parenting skills and more. If you’re part of a support group who needs outside speakers or perhaps a place to meet- call us- we have many specialized therapists and nurses that can address your group and we also have a conference room that can be requested for group meetings. For links to additional parent resources please note the list below. Upcoming classes can be found on our Events Calendar.
We’re pleased to have offered our respite program to countless grateful families through the years. The Respite Night is a free service provided by MedCare Milestones, a non-profit organization committed to helping children with special needs. Thankful families have benefited from this wonderful opportunity to get some much-needed time away from the kids to catch a movie, run errands, or even a special date!
Parents with a special-needs child can contact our Respite Program Coordinator to fill out a request form for future respite night offerings being planned for the summer of 2009. The night includes a wide variety of games, arts and crafts, movies and special attention from our caring staff of nurses, therapists and trained volunteers. The program is for children ages infant – adolescence, and siblings are included. Children are grouped with Team Leaders based on age, diagnosis and other family members attending. For more information on future respite nights, contact the Respite Program Coordinator at 713-995-9292