Expansion of Services

No skilled care facility dedicated to Pediatrics in Southern Nevada exists.

First of its kind in the state of Nevada. There is a real need for longer term in-patient care for “medically fragile” children of Clark County that currently isn’t being met. A goal has been set to extend in-patient care benefits to these children by partnering and the opening of a Skilled Pediatric “Center for Special Needs Children” that offers 24-hour care.  This facility is a needed partnership, transition and enhancement to the care coordinated programs currently being provided by the “Foundation for Positively Kids” to nearly 400 kids per day treated as out-patients.  In addition to state contracts for early intervention and health coaching programs, Mr. Schultz overseas federal grants.

THE PROBLEM:

“Positively Kids” services more than 10,000 children each year though their care coordination programs, such as High Risk Newborn Clinic, Early Intervention, Medical Daycare, Skilled Respite, Home Health, Health Coaching and a new program to deal with the Opiod Crisis in children.

For years, Positively Kids has been recognized as one of the Clark County’s lifeline support for medically fragile children.  Positively Kids see cases of Opiod addicted children born by underage mothers, children suffering from gun shot wounds, or ongoing medical challenges such as Physical, Developmental, Behavioral/Emotional or Sensory Impaired Children.

Nevada has approximately 36,000 births a year of which approximately 13%-15% or one in six children are affected by one or more disabilities impacting their physical, language, learning, and/or behaviors. Additionally 5,000 to
6,000 children each year need services because of head trauma, drownings, traumatic accidents or injuries Many of these, we and other local agencies, can treat offering out-patient treatment. However, there is a large group that need 24 hour in-bed care. These children are cared for at home, in senior care facilities or relocated out of state.

 


 

THE SOLUTION:

“The Center for Special Needs Children” will be a Nevada Medicaid Provider:

 

Positively Kids” services more than 10,000 children each year though their care coordination programs, such as High Risk Newborn Clinic, Early Intervention, Medical Daycare, Skilled Respite, Home Health, Health Coaching and a new program to deal with the Opiod Crisis in children.

For years, Positively Kids has been recognized as one of the Clark County’s lifeline support for medically fragile children.  Positively Kids see cases of Opiod addicted children born by underage mothers, children suffering from gun shot wounds, or ongoing medical challenges such as Physical, Developmental, Behavioral/Emotional or Sensory Impaired Children.

Nevada has approximately 36,000 births a year of which approximately 13%-15% or one in six children are affected by one or more disabilities impacting their physical, language, learning, and/or behaviors. Additionally 5,000 to 6,000 children each year need services because of head trauma, drownings, traumatic accidents or injuries Many of these, we and other local agencies, can treat offering out-patient treatment.

However, there is a large group that need 24 hour in-bed care. These children are cared for at home, in senior care facilities or relocated out of state.

We recognize there is a missing gap in Nevada for longer term critical care for medically fragile children that need 24 hour care and want to offer a new service, to help meet this important need by building a 60 patient Skilled Pediatric Facility.

To address this need, there are plans in place to construct and operate a 60-bed “Center for Special Needs Children” on 1.8 acres at the corner of Jones and Post Road located in busy SW Las Vegas, adjacent to the Southwest Medical Corridor and minutes from hospitals – St Rose Dominican and Southern Hills Hospital.

This Skilled Pediatric Facility will be a natural transition and enhancement to the care coordinated programs Positively Kids currently provides. Many of these children are unable to communicate, walk, stand, breath or feed themselves on their own.

At present, there are no similar facilities in Clark County or the State of Nevada. The “Center for Special Needs Children” will be a skilled pediatric nursing -long term care, respite facility providing needed therapies on-site.

Having such a center in Las Vegas could help reduce family’s financial and emotional hardship due to long distance travel for care and local critical services for children that is difficult or almost nonexistent to find in Clark County.